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Floor Plan of Men's Lodge at Bloomingdale Asylum

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Title

Floor Plan of Men's Lodge at Bloomingdale Asylum

Subject

Bloomingdale Insane Asylum
Men's Lodge
Violent and Noisy Patients
Chambers, Julius, 1850-1920
New York Tribune
Newspaper Articles

Description

Drawing of the floor plan of the Men's Lodge at Bloomingdale, where violent and "noisy" patients were kept, drawn by New York Tribune reporter Julius Chambers with a pin on a sheet of paper and stored in his shoe during his confinement as a feigned lunatic to report on conditions there in 1872.

Creator

Julius Chambers

Source

"Among the Maniacs: four days in the excited wards of Bloomingdale." New York Tribune, August 31, 1872, p. 1.  Illustration. Digital copy scanned from microfilm in Columbia Library Collections (produced by Nationwide Microfilm Service, Micro Photo Division, Bell & Howell Co.)

Date

August 31, 1872

Rights

Since it was published in 1872, this article should be in the public domain.

Type

Text

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Drawing printed in newspaper article.

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Collection

Citation

Julius Chambers, “Floor Plan of Men's Lodge at Bloomingdale Asylum,” A Digital History of Morningside Heights, accessed May 25, 2020, https://mhdh.library.columbia.edu/items/show/203.