c 1885 - American, silk, cotton: "This high style dress made for a girl of about 8-10 years of age is an exact copy of women's clothing, including the bustle silhouette. The only nod to childhood is the short bolero-length vest which was not a typical component of a similar woman's ensemble."
Staircase in Western State Hospital. Called Western State Lunatic Asylum in its early years, it was a hospital for the mentally ill in Staunton, Virginia, which admitted its first patient on July 24, 1828. This building was vacated in the 1970s & is being turned into condos.