This book describes what it was like for blind and visually impaired people to live and work in 18th Century Philadelphia. Without today's technology, how very different and difficult it truly must have been for the blind characters in this book to live over two-hundred years ago. They lived in a time before computers, before sound recording, before the development of Braille, before schools for the education of the blind, and before society placed any genuine value on a blind person. We tend to glorify, simplify, and overlook the shortcomings of the eighteenth Century. However, for a person with a disability, it was for the most part a harsh and unrelenting time. 281 pages softcover.