My miniature set (final retouch)
Foam core, brass tubes, paint, etc.
This miniature is dedicated to the patients of the Ladd School in Exeter, Rhode Island. Opened in 1908, The Ladd School was essentially a place where infants, children and people of all ages with mental and physical disabilities were brought and forgotten. A lot of the patients did not belong there, however; homosexuality was once considered a disease by many. The neglect, the abuse, the overcrowding, the unsanitary conditions, and the corrupt practices by uncertified nurses and staff became exposed to the public in the 1970s, which eventually led to the closing of the Ladd School. The buildings that remain have been unoccupied since 1994.