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    Reclaimed polished aluminium theatre lights salvaged from the recreational hall of a Victorian lunatic asylum on the south coast of England.

    Stunning run of industrial fluorescent fixtures by "Simplex of England" salvaged from an industrial complex on the south coast of England.

    London theatre hall lights. Circa 1960 : Ceiling Lights : Skinflint Design

    Black salvaged German factory lights in the Bauhaus style

    Vintage English factory shades by 'REVO' salvaged from a Devonshire saw mill.

    Imposing salvaged factory lights from Poland. Circa 1950.

    Victorian nurses of the Lunatic Asylums and Mental Hospitals

    Victorian Asylum

    Extreme environment industrial pendants by British manufacturer "Victor" Circa 1950

    Sent to the Asylum: Victorian Women Locked Up Because They had Stress, Post Natal Depression and Anxiety

    Mole Richardson Theatre Lamp

    Early English industrial prismatic light by 'Benjamin' Circa 1930.

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    1950′s Richard H. Barton of Sydney theatre light

    Abandoned Hartwood Victorian insane asylum in Lancashire

    Sarah Gardner, in an insane asylum. Diagnosis: Insanity caused by anxiety. Women could find themselves labelled insane and locked up in madhouses for a range of conditions – from postnatal depression to anxiety to alcoholism or senile dementia, and even for social transgressions such as infidelity (‘moral insanity’).


    Credit: Wellcome Library, London A corridor in High Royds Hospital, Menston, Ilkley, Yorkshire, late a Victorian lunatic asylum.

    Victorian mental institutions: A person committed to an asylum may have been subjected to any combination of beatings, neglect, long-term physical constraint, sexual molestation, & other forms of abuse. It was also very simple to get a person committed... hysterical wives, inconvenient heiresses, senile or neurotic family members were all easy victims to have committed by a clergy or magistrate.

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