World War Two, United States Army Air Force (U.S.A.A.F.), 5th Photo Reconnaissance Group, 4th Photo Squadron: "Mail call." Handwritten on back: "Must read a letter from home!" Cpl. Donald Krasno (Photo Lab Tech), Italy, 1944 or 1945
Three women on the way from the factory where they work to church, where they will pray for their servicemen husbands, Battersea, London, June 1944. Original publication: Picture Post 1731 - Three Girls Go To Church To Pray For Their Husbands - Pub. 24th June 1944 ~
Norwich Insane Asylum opened in 1904 in an isolated spot on the River Thames in Norwich, Connecticut. Entirely self-sufficient and networked by the ubiquitous underground tunnel system so popular in turn-of-the-century sprawling New England state hospitals, Norwich held 3,000 patients by the 50's and permanently closed in 1996.
The hospital is the second largest hand cut stone building in the United States. The hospital was built to hold 250 mentally ill patients. In 1950 the patients numbered 2400. Many were tormented, tortured and believed to be murdered there. Charles Manson once was a resident there. The asylum closed in 1994.