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  • Collection: Bloomingdale Asylum

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.

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.

Image of the Bloomingdale Asylum Main Bulding, with strolling patients (?) from Sights and Sensations of the Great City (1872).

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…

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…

Graph of references to "habeas corpus" in American Book literature found in the Google Books databases, suggesting a peculiar sensitivity to this concept in the 1860s and 1870s.

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.

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

Photograph of the main Bloomingdale Asylum building, with its added wings and the adjacent Green Memorial Hall (1881).

"Report of the number of Patients remaining in the Bloomingdale Asylum on the 31st day of December, 1833, and of those admitted and discharged from that period prior to the 31st day of December, 1834."
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