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The Burleson Sanitarium, located on the 12th floor of the Morton House Hotel - 1929.

The Burleson Sanitarium, located on the floor of the Morton House Hotel - 1929 Grand Rapids, MI

"despairing sorrow," "melancholy," etc. from Charles Darwin's Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, 1872

Sorg 'Expressions of Grief' fra 'The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals' London Charles Darwin (©Collection of National Media Museum)

"The Electric Pencil" -- a collection of drawings, done on ledger pages, and hand-sewn into a book. Thought to be the work of Edward Deeds, born in 1908 and who was committed to State Hospital Number 3 at the age of 17 (about 1925), after threatening his brother with a hatchet. He spent 50 years there. He was released from the hospital to a nursing home in the mid-1970s and died on January 9, 1987.

"The Electric Pencil" -- a collection of drawings, done on ledger pages, and hand-sewn into a book. Thought to be the work of Edward Deeds, born in 1908 and who was committed to State Hospital Number 3 at the age of 17 (about 1925), after threatening his brother with a hatchet. He spent 50 years there. He was released from the hospital to a nursing home in the mid-1970s and died on January 9, 1987.

Words embroidered in the 1960's by an unidentified Afro-American woman, hospitalized over 30 years. Now in the Glore Psychiatric Museum in Joplin, MO. Link goes to a nursing-school study of the piece and what is known about the maker.

Words embroidered in the by an unidentified Afro-American woman, hospitalized over 30 years. Now in the Glore Psychiatric Museum in St Joseph MO. Link goes to a nursing-school study of the piece and what is known about the maker.

A letter from schizophrenic patient Emmy Hauck to her husband. It consists only phrase „Herzensschatzi komm” (Darling please come) and „komm komm komm” (come, come, come ) repeated over and over. Terrible pain.

A letter from schizophrenic patient Emma Hauck to her husband. It consists of the phrases “Herzensschatzi komm” (darling please come) and “komm komm komm” (come, come, come ) repeated over and over.

A letter from schizophrenic patient Emmy Hauck to her husband. It consists only phrase „Herzensschatzi komm” (Darling please come) and „komm komm komm” (come, come, come ) repeated over and over. Terrible pain.

A letter from schizophrenic patient Emma Hauck to her husband. It consists of the phrases “Herzensschatzi komm” (darling please come) and “komm komm komm” (come, come, come ) repeated over and over.