Portraits from Suffolk County Lunatic Asylum taken by Dr Hugh Welch Diamond who believed photos could help 'cure' patients | Daily Mail Online

Harrowing portraits from Victorian lunatic asylum

Portraits from Suffolk County Lunatic Asylum taken by Dr Hugh Welch Diamond who believed photos could help 'cure' patients | Daily Mail Online

She was kept. She was treated for her mental illness or insanity. Stuck in the asylum.

23 Horrifying Old Photos That Will Keep You Awake At Night

She was kept. She was treated for her mental illness or insanity. Stuck in the asylum.

Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Patients | From the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane left suitcases behind when they passed away, with nobody to claim them. After learning of the Willard suitcases, Jon Crispin sought the museum’s permission to document each case and its contents.

Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Patients | From the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane left suitcases behind when they passed away, with nobody to claim them. After learning of the Willard suitcases, Jon Crispin sought the museum’s permission to document each case and its contents.

For a lot of people, Pennhurst Asylum was Hell on Earth. It was once known as the 'Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic', and during its time saw 10,000 patients pass through the doors, many of which were children,...

For a lot of people, Pennhurst Asylum was Hell on Earth. It was once known as the 'Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic', and during its time saw 10,000 patients pass through the doors, many of which were children,...

Insane Asylum Patients in 1800

Bavarian Prince Otto and Insanity in the 1800s

The Mississippi State Insane Asylum at Whitfield, Mississippi, had remained large in my consciousness while growing up. Ever once in a while I would overhear someone saying, "They took him to Whitfield". Needless to say, you seldom heard about them coming back.  No doubt the name is changed today to something like "The Mental Hygiene Center" or whatnot.

The Mississippi State Insane Asylum at Whitfield, Mississippi, had remained large in my consciousness while growing up. Ever once in a while I would overhear someone saying, "They took him to Whitfield". Needless to say, you seldom heard about them coming back. No doubt the name is changed today to something like "The Mental Hygiene Center" or whatnot.

Insane asylum patients. 'American Horror Story: Asylum' (2012). Costume Designer: Lou Eyrich

Insane asylum patients. 'American Horror Story: Asylum' (2012). Costume Designer: Lou Eyrich

This man was called Boxer. He was literally chained to his bed at a mental asylum at Cerne Voda. The asylum was a repurposed military hospital. If he wasn’t chained, he would flee causing panic among other asylum patients.

This man was called Boxer. He was literally chained to his bed at a mental asylum at Cerne Voda. The asylum was a repurposed military hospital. If he wasn’t chained, he would flee causing panic among other asylum patients.

Photo of Caroline Nightinggale, an Insane Asylum Patient, Who Believed Her Husand Had a Family With a Different Woman Other Than Herself, British, 1875

Photo of Caroline Nightinggale, an Insane Asylum Patient, Who Believed Her Husand Had a Family With a Different Woman Other Than Herself, British, 1875

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