The Philadelphia Lazaretto

Produced by: 
Lazaretto Preservation Association of Tinicum Township
Year: 
2011
Duration: 
00:09:51

Individual Film Price:

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $49.95
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $49.95
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00

 

 


Precious Places Compilation Price:

This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol. 6 compilation DVD.

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $139.00
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $79.00
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00

 

 


Scribe Video Center Program:

The Precious Places Community History Project is a community oral history project inviting members of the Philadelphia region's many neighborhoods to document the buildings, public spaces, parks, landmarks and other sites that hold the memories of our communities and define where we live. Precious Places teaches the video production process to participating groups, fostering projects authored by those who intimately know the featured neighborhoods.

 


Humanities Scholar: John Pettit

Production Facilitator: Maria Teresa Gamez and V Chapman-Smith

 


Film Story:

Built on the shore of the Delaware River to intercept and treat sick travelers on their way to Philadelphia, the Lazaretto has undergone many transformations since its construction in 1799—from quarantine facility and hospital, to social club, to flight school and seaplane marina.  Through the stories of descendents, the lives of those who were treated at the Lazaretto reveal how transatlantic immigration changed the fabric of the region.

 


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