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A female patient in restraining jacket at the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center State Hospital ~ Brentwood, NY, 1938 Pilgrim State Hospital, Insane Asylum Patients, Mental Asylum, Abandoned Asylums, Abandoned Places, Psychiatric Hospital, Vintage Nurse, Vintage Medical, Medical History

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late 1930s blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion.

Pilgrim State Hospital: an Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital in Brentwood, NY ( artical gives history and many photos of the patients that were there) Psychiatric Medications, Psychiatric Hospital, Pilgrim State Hospital, Mental Asylum, Abandoned Asylums, Out Of Touch, Mental Illness, The Past, Awakening

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late 1930s blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion.

These black and white photographs were taken by LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt from the grounds of Pilgrim State Hospital on Long Isl. Psychiatric Medications, Psychiatric Hospital, Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Pilgrim State Hospital, Old Hospital, The Afflicted, The Dark World, Mental Illness

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late 1930s blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion.

History and photos of the abandoned Pilgrim State Hospital, in Brentwood, NY. Also known as Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, PSH Psychiatric Medications, Psychiatric Hospital, Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Pilgrim State Hospital, Asile, The Afflicted, Vintage Nurse, Vintage Medical

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late 1930s blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion.

History and photos of the abandoned Pilgrim State Hospital, in Brentwood, NY. Also known as Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, PSH Pilgrim State Hospital, Insane Asylum Patients, Hart Island, Psychiatric Hospital, Hospital Room, Long Island Ny, Historical Images, Lost Soul, Abandoned Places

Heartbreaking snaps show the struggle of life for patients of a mental hospital in the 1930s

JAW-dropping black and white photos capture the everyday struggles of patients at a mental hospital in New York in the 20th Century. Photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt took the gritty snaps in 1937…

These black and white photographs were taken by LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt from the grounds of Pilgrim State Hospital on Long Isl. Psychiatric Medications, Psychiatric Hospital, Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Pilgrim State Hospital, Old Hospital, The Afflicted, Life Cover, Mental Disorders

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late 1930s blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion.

Alfred Eisenstaedt& photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion. Psychiatric Medications, Psychiatric Hospital, Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Pilgrim State Hospital, Abandoned Asylums, Medical History, Mental Illness, Life Magazine

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late 1930s blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion.

pilgrim state hospital -- home of thousands of souls -- brentwood ny Pilgrim State Hospital, Mental Asylum, Psychiatric Hospital, Long Island Ny, Still Standing, Hospitals, Abandoned Places, Ghosts, Make You Smile

Photo: Eerie Pilgrim State Hospital still stands in Brentwood

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Pilgrim State Mental Hospital, Brentwood, NY, Alfred Eisenstaedt - right by my grandma's house! Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Sigmund Freud, Pilgrim State Hospital, Psychiatric Hospital, Vintage Medical, Medical History, Interesting History, Life Magazine

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late 1930s blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion.

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, Alfred Eisenstaed “Dementia praecox exiles the young to a world of their own. Manic-depressive gazes continuously through barred window. Psychiatric Medications, Psychiatric Hospital, Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Pilgrim State Hospital, The Afflicted, Life Cover, The Dark World, Mental Disorders

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late 1930s blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion.

Pilgrim State Hospital, Brentwood, NY, Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion Psychiatric Medications, Psychiatric Hospital, Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Pilgrim State Hospital, Old Hospital, The Afflicted, The Dark World, Photo Essay

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late 1930s blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion.

These black and white photographs were taken by LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt from the grounds of Pilgrim State Hospital on Long Isl. Psychiatric Medications, Psychiatric Hospital, Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Pilgrim State Hospital, Old Hospital, The Afflicted, Abandoned Asylums, The Dark World

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late 1930s blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion.

These black and white photographs were taken by LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt from the grounds of Pilgrim State Hospital on Long Isl. Psychiatric Medications, Psychiatric Hospital, Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Pilgrim State Hospital, Asile, The Afflicted, Mental Health Problems, The Dark World

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late 1930s blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion.

Pilgrim State Hospital, Brentwood, NY, Nurses strapping a mental patient into a bathtub. Continuous-glow bathing was used to calm down patients and with their bodies greased, they could remain in the tub for hours and gradually fall asleep. Psychiatric Medications, Psychiatric Hospital, Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Pilgrim State Hospital, The Afflicted, Life Cover, The Dark World, Photo Essay

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late 1930s blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion.

by Alfred Eisenstaedt, Pilgrim State Hospital, Brentwood, NY, 1938 Psychiatric Medications, Psychiatric Hospital, Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Pilgrim State Hospital, Old Hospital, Abandoned Asylums, The Dark World, Life Magazine

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late 1930s blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion.

"Continuous-flow bath is the best method for calming excited mental cases. With their bodies greased, the patients can remain in the baths for hours, gradually fall asleep." Life in a psych hospital before tranquilizers. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Psychiatric Medications, Psychiatric Hospital, Mental Asylum, Insane Asylum, Pilgrim State Hospital, Abandoned Asylums, Abandoned Places, Abandoned Buildings, Haunted Asylums

Strangers to Reason: LIFE Inside a Psychiatric Hospital, 1938

Alfred Eisenstaedt's photos from Pilgrim State Hospital in the late 1930s blended clear-eyed reporting with an almost palpable compassion.