Show: Lost in Laconia

Episode: 1 Lost in Laconia

Preview is only available to registered and logged in users.

Episode Description:

This documentary traces the history of the Laconia State School, Laconia, New Hampshire, from its initial beginnings as the New Hampshire School for the Feebleminded in the early 1900s until its closure in 1991.

The purpose is to provide a thought-provoking and inspirational story that examines the social values and cultural ideals of the 20th century relative to individuals who are labeled feebleminded, deficient, and idiots and to their families who sought to care for them in a way society dictated. The video includes interviews with former residents of the institution, and people who worked at the institution, along with previous film footage, and extensive collection of photos, newspaper articles, letters and state documents.

For more information on the film, please visit

Episode Short Description: N/A

Downloads of This Episode:

[SD File Downloads]: 22

[HD File Downloads]: 0

[Total File Downloads]: 22


SD (Standard Definition) File

File Name of SD Episode: Lost-in-Laconia.mpg

Total SD Episode Video Runtime (hh:mm:ss): 01:07:13

File Size of SD Episode Video: 2,440,290,304 Bytes

Resolution of SD Episode Video: 720x480

Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 14:56

HD (High Definition) File

This episode has not been uploaded by the producer in HD format and is not available for download.

If you wish to have HD format, you can private message a request to the show's producer at Wallace Stuart.