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A Stark Reminder of Abandoned Lives: Willard Asylum for the Insane.  Many families forgot about them so their stuff was never claimed

A Stark Reminder of Abandoned Lives: Willard Asylum for the Insane. Many families forgot about them so their stuff was never claimed

The Utica Crib for uncooperative patients at insane asylums, and later, at (somewhat) more legitimate “institutions”. I dunno. Are nylon restraints around the body tying you to a bed really that more human?

The Utica Crib for uncooperative patients at insane asylums, and later, at (somewhat) more legitimate “institutions”. I dunno. Are nylon restraints around the body tying you to a bed really that more human?

These old suitcases were recently discovered in the attic of the Willard Insane Asylum. They belonged to mentally ill patients from 1910-1960 who never left the facility. When it shut down in 1995, photographer, Jon Crispin, has been revealing the contents of approximately 400 suitcases one by one

These old suitcases were recently discovered in the attic of the Willard Insane Asylum. They belonged to mentally ill patients from 1910-1960 who never left the facility. When it shut down in 1995, photographer, Jon Crispin, has been revealing the contents of approximately 400 suitcases one by one

Full-body fever machine (pictured)used to treat syphilitic insanity that was installed at the Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York City in the 1930s. According to a press release at the time, the machine "heats the blood stream and body tissue, much as does nature, killing off the alien germ."

19th and 20th century psychiatry: 22 rare photos

Full-body fever machine (pictured)used to treat syphilitic insanity that was installed at the Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York City in the 1930s. According to a press release at the time, the machine "heats the blood stream and body tissue, much as does nature, killing off the alien germ."

5 Insane Asylums And The Horrors That Happened There

Creepy History: 5 Insane Asylums And The Horrors That Happened There

Padded cell in abandoned asylum - if my dept decorates outside of door like an asylum door this would be cool for the inside!

Padded cell in abandoned asylum - if my dept decorates outside of door like an asylum door this would be cool for the inside!

A female patient in restraining jacket Pilgrim Psychiatric Center Brentwood, NY 1938

A female patient in restraining jacket Pilgrim Psychiatric Center Brentwood, NY 1938

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