Annual Reports of the Royal School for Deaf Children, Margate (formerly the London Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb) are a wonderfully rich source of lives of deaf children at the school. Below are some photos from the Annual Reports of the 1920s and 1930s. I apologize once again for the poor quality of my iPad photos and will put up more in another post.
An Oral Class, where pupils are taught to articulate
A hearing aid class
Notice the young pupils with chalkboards around their neck? Children learnt how to read and write and would use the chalkboards to communicate if they were unable to speak or forbidden to use sign language.
The dressmaking department, where female pupils could earn apprentice fees.
The Print Department