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Ann Silver prints

 Collection — Frame: 1
Identifier: RITDSA-0121

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of three digital collages printed on paper.

In the print Deaf Identity Crayons: then and now no. 2 from 1999, two boxes of crayons are depicted: The crayons in the 1899 box bear derogatory or out-dated terms associated with the Deaf, while the crayons in the 1999 box are labeled with positive terms, illustrating the change in society's view of the Deaf.

The print Deaf Culture Crayons from 1999 depicts a pack of crayons made to resemble Crayola Crayon packs. Each crayon is labeled with terms that can be applied to Deaf Culture.

The print Deaf Women Soup from 1995 depicts the front and back of a red and white Campbell Soup-like can labeled Deaf Studies Condensed on the front with directions and ingredients listed on the back. It is a take on the Warhol piece Campbell's Soup Can.


  • Creation: 1999


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Ann Silver is a Deaf Pop artist who works in the Deaf Art/De'VIA (Deaf View/Image Art) genre ... [She is among] Deaf artists who place a perspective on their artwork which relates to American Sign Language, Deaf heritage and Deaf culture.

Source: viewed December 15, 2014


3 Linear Feet (framed print added to AOC and Deaf Art lists)




The collection consists of three digital collage prints created by Deaf artist Ann Silver.

Physical Location

RADSCC, Deaf Identity Crayons:then and now no. 2
RADSCC, Deaf Culture Crayons
TWC, Room 1422, Deaf Women Soup

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The prints were purchased by NTID Librarian Joan Naturale.

Accession number(s): 2014:095

Related Materials


The dimensions vary in size from 11 X 8.5 to 16x 20 inches.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in January 2015.

Ann Silver prints
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Lisa Witt
20 January 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA