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Frightening look at old insane asylums.  Poster showing acceptable reasons for admission.

List of reasons for admission to a lunatic asylum in the reads like a list of potential metal band names.

Insane Asylum Patient Haunted House Halloween Makeup

Insane Asylum Patient Haunted House Halloween Makeup Troll Haven wedding venue, family farm and vacation rentals located in Sequim WA

For the past year, a group of patients confined to Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric

For the past year, a group of patients confined to Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric

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.

Collector's Weekly: Suitcases belonging to patients at Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane (c. photographed by Jon Crispin. Suitcases now part og the New York State Museum's collection

Photo of Elizabeth Tappenden, an Insane Asylum Patient, Who Believed God Had Forsaken Her, British, 1876

Elizabeth Tappenden: Records from an unidentified British insane asylum exemplify the century’s varied uses of the medium as a means of diagnosis, surveillance, and social control.

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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.

Here Are 31 Photos From Old Mental Asylums That Will Haunt Your Dreams. I'm So Glad It's Different Now

31 Haunting Photos From Old Mental Asylums