Mental Asylum

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Abandoned: That's not creepy at all...said in sarcastic font..."let's keep a cabinet full of doll heads. They said. It's completely normal. They said."

Ospedale delle Bambole (Doll Hospital)

A hospital where antique dolls are given new life.

Crematorium. I used to work in a funeral home and operate one of these

Entrance - Photo of the Abandoned Mount Rose Cemetery

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The Eerie Innards of America’s Abandoned Sanitariums | Grafton State Hospital in Massachusetts Jeremy Harris | WIRED.com

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.

"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.

Rockview Mental Institution

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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.

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...

Hauntingly terrifying pictures of asylums back in the good old days | iLyke

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.

Sad, old pictures from Insane asylums!

Sad, old pictures from Insane asylums!

ca. 1898, 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...

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

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

24 The Horrors of Insane Asylums - Vintagetopia

There are separate wards for women and men which contain rooms much like prison cells

Pilgrim State Hospital | Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938 | LIFE.com

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.

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

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.

These Photographic Portraits Of Victorian Mental Institution Patients Will Give You Chills [Photos]

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.