The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was constructed in 1858. From a tour pamphlet, a sample of reasons for people's admission to the asylum.

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was constructed in 1858. From a tour pamphlet, a sample of reasons for people's admission to the asylum.

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

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

50 Unexplainable Black & White Photos - I have no idea what is going on in half of those, or why anybody thought they would make good poses!

50 Unexplainable Black & White Photos

50 Unexplainable Black & White Photos - I have no idea what is going on in half of those, or why anybody thought they would make good poses!

"Scratched" by Mighty Maik. Shot in an abandoned psychiatric hospital in the Netherlands. A door to one of the patient's room is pretty badly scratched by someone...or something... #asylum

"Scratched" by Mighty Maik. Shot in an abandoned psychiatric hospital in the Netherlands. A door to one of the patient's room is pretty badly scratched by someone...or something... #asylum

Restraints, one of the ways a mental patient was "treated" for their illness during the time of mental institutions.

Restraints, one of the ways a mental patient was "treated" for their illness during the time of mental institutions.

Imagine an inmate sitting in his cell with little else to keep him company but a red marker as he marks off each day that passes.     The island is totally abandoned now: only shepherds live here in place of those who once resided within the prison walls. An estimated 4,000 were killed by other inmates or guards, or were otherwise executed. Written by: Michele Collet

Imagine an inmate sitting in his cell with little else to keep him company but a red marker as he marks off each day that passes. The island is totally abandoned now: only shepherds live here in place of those who once resided within the prison walls. An estimated 4,000 were killed by other inmates or guards, or were otherwise executed. Written by: Michele Collet

I went mad. Twas not that bad. At first it was fun. Now nowhere for this wrong Mind to run. Stifle bound dwelling on mistakes. Just a broken machine of straightjacket shakes.

I went mad. Twas not that bad. At first it was fun. Now nowhere for this wrong Mind to run. Stifle bound dwelling on mistakes. Just a broken machine of straightjacket shakes.

THE ASYLUM. In a back ward at the asylum, not open to the public, there are a number of these people. Don't ask the staff about this, as every one of the psychiatrists will deny these patients exist.

23 Photos That Make You Say "WTF?"

THE ASYLUM. In a back ward at the asylum, not open to the public, there are a number of these people. Don't ask the staff about this, as every one of the psychiatrists will deny these patients exist.

mental hospitals "Treating" patients. Pictures. | Texas accused of 'Warehousing' mentally disabled population

31 Haunting Photos From Old Mental Asylums

mental hospitals "Treating" patients. Pictures. | Texas accused of 'Warehousing' mentally disabled population

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