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  • Marianne Decker Springsteen

    Buffalo State Hospital, NY - Image courtesy of Christopher Payne via NPR (Asylum: Inside the Haunting World of 19th-Century Mental Hospitals)

  • The J Unnotknow

    Buffalo State Hospital, Buffalo, NY

  • Margaret Anderson

    "Abandoned Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals" contains sadly beautiful photographs by Christopher Payne.

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