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 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.
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...