The unknown artist was a patient at State Lunatic Asylum in Nevada Missouri around 1910

The Electric Pencil .The artist, James Edward Deeds, Jr. was a patient at State Lunatic Asylum in Nevada Missouri around

A bridge by The ‘Electric’ Pencil or is it really the Ectlectrc Pencil?  By an anonymous patient at a mental health hospital in Missouri around 1910 whose drawings were found in a crudely bound book of hospital invoices

A bridge by The ‘Electric’ Pencil or is it really the Ectlectrc Pencil? By an anonymous patient at a mental health hospital in Missouri around 1910 whose drawings were found in a crudely bound book of hospital invoices

”Around the year 1910, a patient at State Lunatic Asylum No 3 (subsequently State Hospital No. 3) in Nevada, Missouri, who referred to himself as The Electric Pencil, executed 283 drawings in ink, pencil, crayon and colored pencil,”

”Around the year a patient at State Lunatic Asylum No 3 (subsequently State Hospital No. in Nevada, Missouri, who referred to

“Around the year 1910, a patient at State Lunatic Asylum No. 3 in Nevada, Missouri, who referred to himself as The Electric Pencil, executed 280 drawings in ink, pencil, crayon and colored pencil.”

“Around the year a patient at State Lunatic Asylum No. 3 in Nevada…

Insane Asylum Number 3, Nevada, Missouri

Insane Asylum Number 3, Nevada, Missouri

Deeds

Accidental Mysteries, 07.29.12: The Remarkable Mr. Deeds

Artwork by Electric Pencil, an anonymous patient at State Lunatic Asylum No. 3 in Nevada, Mo., whose drawings from the early century were discovered in a trash can in

Image from http://www.lyndonirwin.com/asylum1.jpg.

Image from http://www.lyndonirwin.com/asylum1.jpg.

Photo of Elizabeth Tappenden, an Insane Asylum Patient, Who Believed God Had Forsaken Her, British, 1876

Elizabeth Tappenden: Records from an unidentified British insane asylum exemplify the century’s varied uses of the medium as a means of diagnosis, surveillance, and social control.

The Electric Pencil - drawings from a Missouri State Lunatic Asylum patient circa 1910

The Electric Pencil - drawings from a Missouri State Lunatic Asylum patient circa 1910

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