Mental Asylum

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Abandoned store in Rome. K THIS is just scary.

Ospedale delle Bambole (Doll Hospital)

A hospital where antique dolls are given new life.

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 […]

"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, Interesting History, Life Magazine, Mental Illness

"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.

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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, The Cure

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.

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.

Haunting Mental Asylum Photos From the Past – Page 2 – Very Hangry

Sad, old pictures from Insane asylums!

 Holloway sanatorium for the insane, patient Virginia Water

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, The Past, Prison

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

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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

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.

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

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.