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  • Collection: Bloomingdale Asylum

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.

"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."

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

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

Idealized picture of the Bloomingdale Asylum's main building painted and then engraved for the New York Mirror. Note the deer in the foreground and the glimpse of the Hudson River in the background.

Fragment of the 1870 manuscript United State census record for the Bloomingdale Asylum. Note the identification of the individual patients' occupations as "insane."

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.

Lyon was Medical Superintendent of the Bloomingdale from 1890 to 1911, It was under his leadership that the asylum moved to White Plains.

Earle was Bloomingdale Asylum Attending Physician, 1844-1849. His tenure probably represents the apogee of the asylum's program of "moral treatment."

Archibald Bruce was Physician to the Lunatic Asylum, while it was still downtown, from 1808 to 1817.
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