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Pencil drawing, undated

 File — oversize-folder: 1, item: 1
Identifier: Series 1

Scope and Contents

This is a pencil drawing of seven children with various disabilites. Some of the children are drawn with animals.


  • Creation: undated


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.


Martha Perske is a self-taught illustrator who produces pencil drawings of people with disabilities. Martha Perske's work has been recognized by most of the major disability organizations in the Western world. She illustrated major reports on mental retardation for Presidents Nixon and Carter, designed the International Year of Disabled Persons commemorative stamp, and drew the persons with disabilities for Marlo Thomas's “Free to Be a Family.” She was commissioned to present an autographed drawing to Diana, Princess of Wales, and she drew the illustration for an attitude-change campaign jointly sponsored by Johnson & Johnson and the Arc of the United States.


From the Collection: 33.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

George Washington University Gelman Library
2130 H Street NW
Washington DC 20052 United States of America