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  • Collection: Bloomingdale Asylum

Photograph of the Bloomingdale chapel, from a montage of Bloomingdale images in King's Handbook of New York.

Image of the Retreat at York in England, one of the pioneers of "moral treatment" of the insane, whose work influenced the decision to create a new kind of asylum in New York in 1815. The picture appeared on the frontispiece of the publication that…

Portrait of Thomas Eddy (1758-1827), governor and then president of the board of governors of New York Hospital, who was the prime moving spirit behind the creation of a new asylum at Bloomingdale in 1821.

Photograph of the Entrance drive of the Bloomingdale, on the way from the Gatehouse to the Main Building, with a glimpse of the grounds.

Headline from New York Herald article from Feb. 10, 1888, describing the testimony of New York Hospital governor Eldbridge Gerry before the Senate Committee on Cities concerning the bills to remove tax exemption from the Bloomingdale and cut streets…

Title page of published hearings from the New York State Senate hearings in early 1888 on a bill calling for removal of the tax exemption of the Bloomingdale and the cutting of streets through its grounds.

Dining room of John C, Green Memorial Hall, Bloomingdale Asylum. The elegant setting, with servants providing dinner highlights the very comfortable accommodation the asylum provided not only to its wealthy patients but to a significant part of its…

List of members of the New York Hospital Board of Governors from the Hospital's Annual Report for 1888.

Postcard of the Columbia campus ca. 1903. The newly opened 116th Street is visible, as is a fragment of the panoramic view of the Hudson. Low Library, standing on the site of the old main Bloomingdale building with some remaining Bloomingdale…

John Muncaster Brown, president of the New York Hospital Board of Governors in 1988 and a leading New York City banker.
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