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  • Collection: Bloomingdale Asylum

Margaret Fuller, a leading figure in the American Transcendental movement and an enthusiastic observer of the work of Pliny Earle at Bloomingdale.

Photograph of the Superintendent's House, constructed in 1852. In the background one has a glimpse of the Porter's Lodge on the right near the road and the barn or stables on the left.

Photograph of the new Bloomingdale Asylum campus in White Plains, from the 1894 Annual Report of New York Hospital.

Portrait of Hermann Cammann, member of the Board of Govenors of New York Hospital, real estate man,chief negotiator for the sale of the Bloomingdale property, and later, trustee of Columbia University

Macy Villa, the last building constructed on the Bloomingdale campus (1884) and the only one remaining today (now called Buell Hall), shown in its current setting, moved slightly north and west of its original position and shorn of the wooden porches…

One of the last buildings constructed on the Bloomingdale campus (1879-80), Green Hall was designed to provide approprate accommodations for women patients from well-to-do families or refined backgrounds.

Illustration from Harper's Magazine, showing a men's dining hall at the Blackwell's Island asylum, providing a sharp contrast to the stately dining room at the Bloomingdale's Green Memorial Hall.

Photograph of the Gatehouse, or Porter's Lodge, built in 1879 at the entrance to the asylum grounds on Broadway (then known as the Boulevard) and close to today's 115th Street.

An article in the series published by Julius Chambers about his stay in the Bloomingdale Asylum. Its account of the grim and brutal conditions in the Men's Lodge helped fuel public outage about the treatment of patients at the asylum.

Headline of Boston Globe article reporting on the suicide of former Bloomingdale attending physician David Tilden Brown on September 6, 1889. While the article goes on to treat the event, in rather maudlin and sensational terms, as a tragedy, its…
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