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Love this old school yard picture.

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Staff at Colney Hatch Asylum wait for a patient to come down from a tree. Barnett, London. ca 1895.

Staff at Colney Hatch Asylum wait for a patient to come down from a tree. ca gotta be one of the most interesting pics I ever seen. Kudos to the patient who climbed that far up. Speaks of desperation of course.

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Pennhurst

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Letchworth Village....d cottage

Pictures from 'Cottage D' of Letchworth Village

Assembly Hall Pennhurst

Assembly Hall Pennhurst

PENNHURST - Google Search

PENNHURST - Google Search

PENNHURST - Google Search

PENNHURST - Google Search

Girls Viewing Ball Game

This photo was included in the 1918 Report of the Board of Trustees and was captioned Girls Viewing Ball Game.

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Picking Peas, 1918 Trustees Report. None of the "patients" who were doing all of this manual labor were paid a penny. It was "training," training for a lifestyle that was rapidly disappearing and for jobs that no longer existed in the "real world."

Pennhurst patients pick peas in a field in a photograph from According to a 1954 brochure, a farm along the nearby Schuylkill River provided most of Pennhurst's food for patients.

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