Pennhurst Asylum

Pennhurst Hospital Revisited

2017-05-19T10:35:46-04:00August 17th, 2016|

I'm not sure why I went back to the old Pennhurst Hospital which is often referred to as the "Shame of Pennsylvania." The hospital for "feeble-minded children" (from its original name) was built in 1908 and had a long history of being overcrowded, underfunded and understaffed which lead to abuse and neglect of the young residents until it was closed in the 1980's. [...]

Pennhurst Asylum

2017-05-19T10:35:51-04:00November 19th, 2015|

More photographs from Pennhurst, the "Shame of Pennsylvania" Pennhurst Deteriorated Exterior by Richard Lewis 2015 Pennhurst Asylum by Richard Lewis 2015 Pennhurst Wheelchair by Richard Lewis 2015 Pennhurst Day Room Couch by Richard Lewis 2015 Rags and Deterioration by Richard Lewis 2015 Pennhurst Medication Dispensary by Richard Lewis 2015 [...]

Finding The Ghosts Of Pennhurst

2017-05-19T10:35:51-04:00November 13th, 2015|

Photographing the Pennhust Asylum In the little town of Spring City, Pennsylvania are the remains of a place that is considered the Shame of Pennsylvania. In the early 1900's, a state run asylum was built to house "feeble-minded" children which was called Pennhurst. Overcrowding, neglect and abuse of the mentally and physically disabled patients at that asylum was common place and eventually the [...]