The Seeing Eye

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Image: uncredited illustration from Safe Living, Hippler and Durfee (1939 elementary school safety textbook)

To improve his mobility as a blind person, Morris Frank sought out a German Shepherd trainer. Frank adapted the techniques to teaching guide dogs in the late 1920s starting with his own dog Buddy and forming The Seeing Eye to help others.
Read the complete story at: http://www.seeingeye.org/about-us/history.html .

“And what a pioneer Buddy was. Her partnership with Morris Frank captured the attention of the American public… A decade later her successor, Buddy 2, was guiding Frank through the grounds of the 1939 New York World’s Fair.
Excerpt from http://www.theshowbuzz.com/news/almanac-seeing-eye-dogs/ .

“…by 1939, The Seeing Eye informed the American Hotel Association that the number of hotels that banned guide dogs from the premises was small and ‘growing smaller constantly.'”
Excerpt from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Frank .

Learn more about how Buddy 2’s kidney disease was helped by improved nutrition in 1939:  http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/blog/category/general/building-on-history-the.html .

 

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