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

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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.

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31 Haunting Photos From Old Mental Asylums

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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. | Rare Photos Taken From Old Insane Aslyums Show Their Harsh Conditions (17 Photos)

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Reasons for being admitted into the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in 19th century, West Virginia. - Frightening Look At The Old Insane Asylums Best of Web Shrine

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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.

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16 Creepy Mugshots of 1800’s Insane Asylum Patients

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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

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

Insane Asylum Patient [Costume+Make-up tutorial]

Worcester State and Rochester New York Insane Asylums

Insane Asylums Mental Hospitals | Worcester State and Rochester New York Insane Asylums | Loveless

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Texas State Lunatic Asylum | Canton Asylum 1898. Asylums used patient labor to hold down costs and as a sort of occupational therapy.

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