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  • Collection: Bloomingdale Asylum

Section of 1891 Bromley Atlas of New York City, edited to show the original land purchases of New York Hospital on the Heights, 1816-1821.

Detail of the Bromley Atlas of New York City from 1891, showing the grounds of the Bloomingdale Asylum, with added numbers for buildings and features, roughly in the historical order of their addition to the grounds.

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.

Map of the Bloomingdale Asylum in 1891, a detail from the Bromley Atlas of the City of New York. Numbers have been added to identify, roughly, the order in which the various structures on the campus were built.

A copy of this engraving, created as the frontispiece to An Acccount of the New York Hospital, 2nd ed. (New York: Collins & Co., 1811), was in the collection of I. N. Phelps Stokes, from which it was reproduced in his Iconography of Manhattan…

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…

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.

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…

Detail of Egbert L. Viele'sSanitary & Topographical Map of the City and Island of New York(1865), showing the narrow parameters of the future Morningside Heights, visible at the top of the map next to the Hudson River, with the valley of…

Illustration of the main building of the Bloomingdale Asylum from 1835. Note the dense stand of surrounding trees as well as the oval drive in front.
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