Mental Asylum

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"Bedlam Most U. Mental Hospitals are a Shame and a Disgrace" by Albert Q. History of the treatment of mental illness. Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Psychiatric Hospital, Abandoned Asylums, Abandoned Hospital, Medical History, Portraits, Interesting History, Life Magazine

"Bedlam 1946: Most U.S. Mental Hospitals are a Shame and a Disgrace" by Albert Q. Maisel in LIFE Magazine via Google Books (full text) This is important to know about the history of the treatment of mental illness.

With his series “American Asylums“, the photographer Jeremy Harris documents the abandoned psychiatric hospitals throughout the United States, exploring with beautiful urbex photographs the “moral architecture” of the century Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Abandoned Asylums, Abandoned Places, Haunted Asylums, Haunted Houses, Old Buildings, Abandoned Buildings, Abandoned Hospital

The Eerie Innards of America's Abandoned Sanitariums

Crumbling, abandoned American mental asylums from the early 20th century—like the one in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest—aren’t places most of us would want to hang out. Photographer Jeremy Harris, on the other hand, has been going out of his way to explore and document their spooky ruins for almost 10 years. “I just \\[…\\]

The Lunatic Ball was an event often held by the Victorian Asylum system. The doctors would dress the patients up and sell tickets to rich folk to come and spend an evening dancing with lunatics. (Soma au, maybe? Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Asile, Ignorance, Psychiatric Hospital, Abandoned Asylums, Mental Illness, Vintage Ads, American History

Decorated Veteran of the Army of Little Girls

theopheliagallery: “ The Lunatic Ball was an event often held by the Victorian Asylum system. The doctors would dress the patients up and sell tickets to rich folk to come and spend an evening dancing...

Here are some more interesting old pictures from history. But this time, we have a different collection of rare historical photos - a creepy, haunting kind of different. Creepy Photos, Haunting Photos, Des Photos Saisissantes, Mental Asylum, Psychiatric Hospital, Robert Frank, Psy Art, Photo D Art, Interesting History

Hauntingly terrifying pictures of asylums back in the good old days

All of these pictures are just scary. I can't believe asylums were this terrifying back in the days.

 Holloway sanatorium for the insane, patient Virginia Water Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Insane Asylum Patients, Mental Asylum, Prison, Psychiatric Hospital, Abandoned Asylums, Mental Illness

Historical Indulgences

"Until the handkerchief of history covers us with its Times New Roman black and white post...

Female patients in Ohio Insane Asylum in / Hopefully things have changed tremendously since then for the better. Makes you wonder how many suffered from more than just their mental prison. Insane Asylum Patients, Mental Asylum, Psychiatric Hospital, Abandoned Asylums, Mental Health Care, Medical History, Mental Illness, Prison, The Past

Ohio Asylum for the Mentally Insane... such a piece of the medecine history. Subscribe please :)

History Discover Insane Asylum Mental Hospital water treatment in Old Hospital Abandoned Hospital Abandoned Asylums Abandoned Places Haunted Places Scary Places Mental Asylum Psychiatric Hospital Vintage Medical Old Hospital, Abandoned Hospital, Abandoned Asylums, Abandoned Places, Haunted Places, Scary Places, Creepy Things, Mental Asylum, Psychiatric Hospital

24 The Horrors of Insane Asylums - Vintagetopia

There are separate wards for women and men which contain rooms much like prison cells

A female patient in restraining jacket at the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center State Hospital ~ Brentwood, NY, 1938 Pilgrim State Hospital, Insane Asylum Patients, Mental Asylum, Abandoned Asylums, Abandoned Places, Vintage Nurse, Vintage Medical, Psychiatric Hospital, Medical History

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late 1930s blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion.

Portrait of a patient from Surrey County Asylum, by Dr Hugh Welch Diamond. Medical Careers, Medical History, Insane Asylum Patients, Mental Asylum, Vintage Magazine, Psychiatric Hospital, Abandoned Asylums, Mental Disorders, Mental Illness

Harrowing portraits from Victorian lunatic asylum

These haunting portraits captured by Dr Hugh Welch Diamond between 1848 and 1858 give an insight into the lives of the women forced to live out their years at Suffolk County Lunatic Asylum.

Haunting Portraits of Inmates at West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum, in Yorkshire, England 1869 - Flashbak Wakefield, Paranormal, Insane Asylum Patients, Chill Photos, Mental Asylum, Creepy Photos, Haunting Photos, Psychiatric Hospital, Victorian Photos

16 Creepy Mugshots of 1800’s Insane Asylum Patients

Mental institutions became more common in the 1600s and 1700s. Read on for more history of mental health institutions from their very crude beginnings.