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Pennhurst State School (Spring City, PA) | Eroding Picnic Photo

Pennhurst State School (Spring City, PA) | Eroding Picnic Photo - Pennhurst State School and Hospital
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Damaged historical photo of a picnic at the now quasi-abandoned Pennhurst State School and Hospital. If you look closely, you can see children and balloons in front of elevated tunnels and a building in the background. I have always found old damaged photographs particularly haunting, as they remind me of how memories dissolve over time and the past is swallowed by oblivion.

Photograph and text by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America.


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