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Tusker in the farm
A view of Chicago
building
Skating at a river bayou
Morning Dip
Sunset Tree Silhouette
The John Hancock building
the Summit on Mount Etna
Drought
Thanksgiving Parade - New York City
Generation
No one enters anymore, Massachusetts School for Idiotic Children
Waving clouds
Spider waiting for prey
Mount Etna
First View of South Park
State Fair
Wrigley Field
Just before the wedding begins
I saw me in your eyes
Building covered in windows
Drought
Traditional Indian wrestlers of Kolhapur, India.
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
No one enters anymore, Massachusetts School for Idiotic Children

Fernald State School (1848), opened in Waltham, Massachusetts, as the Massachusetts School for Idiotic Children. The school's first superintendent, Walter E. Fernald, was an advocate of eugenics. The school was intended as an educational facility for boys with low intelligence, but it effectively served as a prison for children whose only crime was being committed to the facility. It is scheduled for demolition.

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Date Taken: 03.2016
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