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.

Portraits of patients at Victorian lunatic asylum treated for 'mania and melancholia' | Daily Mail Online

Harrowing pictures of the mentally ill housed in Victorian asylum

Portraits of patients at Victorian lunatic asylum treated for 'mania and melancholia' | Daily Mail Online

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.

La Grande Danse Macabre des Vifs by Martin van Maële | Insane asylum  patients | Pinterest | Martin o'malley, Danse macabre and By

La Grande Danse Macabre des Vifs by Martin van Maële | Insane asylum patients | Pinterest | Martin o'malley, Danse macabre and By

» These Photographic Portraits Of Victorian Mental Institution Patients Will Give You Chills [Photos]//In addition to mental illness, asylums  also took the physically-disabled.  During the asylum construction boom in England, the inpatient population increased around 100,000 – up from only 10, 000. These institutions often had special features like expansive gardens that would be part of the patients’ daily routine to tend.

» These Photographic Portraits Of Victorian Mental Institution Patients Will Give You Chills [Photos]//In addition to mental illness, asylums also took the physically-disabled. During the asylum construction boom in England, the inpatient population increased around 100,000 – up from only 10, 000. These institutions often had special features like expansive gardens that would be part of the patients’ daily routine to tend.

This is the image of an asylum patient being restrained by workers.

31 Haunting Photos From Old Mental Asylums

Tragic - the devoted nurse whose burns also left her mentally scarred

Haunted and haunting faces from early 20th century asylum inmates

Tragic - the devoted nurse whose burns also left her mentally scarred

19th and early 20th century treatment for insanity. It consisted of wrapping the patients tightly in wet sheets. Here they are, all laid out neatly in a row.

A Creepy Medical Tour Of The Past

19th and early 20th century treatment for insanity. It consisted of wrapping the patients tightly in wet sheets. Here they are, all laid out neatly in a row.

16 Creepy Mugshots of 1800’s Insane Asylum Patients – Page 9 – ViralWorld.net

16 Creepy Mugshots of 1800’s Insane Asylum Patients – Page 9 – ViralWorld.net

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,...

Patients in various states of misery, at the Ohio Insane Asylum. The photo was taken in 1946. Psychiatric medicine improved in leaps and bounds during the intervening decades.

Patients in various states of misery, at the Ohio Insane Asylum. The photo was taken in 1946. Psychiatric medicine improved in leaps and bounds during the intervening decades.

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