Agnes Richter was a German seamstress held as a patient in an insane asylum during the 1890s. During her time there, she densely embroidered her straightjacket with words, undecipherable phrases and drawings which  documented her thoughts and feelings throughout her time there.

Agnes Richter’s embroidered straitjacket

Agnes Richter was a German seamstress held as a patient in an insane asylum during the During her time there, she densely embroidered her straitjacket with words, undecipherable phrases and .

"Held," Jane Fradgley, Guy’s Hospital, London, Through March 2013

“Restraint clothing used at Bedlam Hospital, century. Photo by Jane Fradgley.

Cane Hill was an insane asylum in Croydon London in use until 1991

Cane Hill was an insane asylum in Croydon London in use until 1991 < picture prompt + Dysphoria Coulro

BREAKS MY HEART THAT ANYONE HAD TO LIVE LIKE THIS IN AMERICA.  ARTICLE TO WHICH IT BELONGS .....Historical Overview of the 1920′s

Ohio Insane Asylum, 1946 I don't care what anyone says, insane asylums are the only thing that could EVER make a "scary" movie actually scary.

Insane Asylums Mental Hospitals | Worcester State and Rochester New York Insane Asylums | Loveless

Worcester State and Rochester New York Insane Asylums

Men sitting in 112 degree heat and humidity, sweating, which is funneled into flasks to analyze and compare. Location: Worchester, MA, US Date taken: August 1949 Photographer: Herbert Gehr LIFE Magazine

List of reasons for admission to an insane asylum from the late 1800s.  If me, my family, and friends lived back in the 19th century I'm pretty sure we'd all be living there....

An amazing list of actual reasons for admission into the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum from the late Crazzzzy! I would ve admitted for at leqst ine reason:laziness

This picture shows doctors examining a patient in the asylum at Vincennes. The doctors stand in neat, formal poses, but notice how Nègre includes the vast expanses of emptiness that are floor and ceiling. Psychiatry in those days was barbaric. Note, the patient is blindfolded, and he's rendered immobile in a straitjacket. What are these men in suits and stovepipe hats going to do to him? Nègre’s photograph screams mute horror.

Sad to think that it was fairly commonplace to commit women to insane asylums just for depression, stress, anxiety or even having opinions contrary to what was socially acceptable at the time. I totally would have been in an insane asylum

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Fotos espeluznantes de antiguos asilos psiquiatricos

Abandoned mental asylum: Denbigh Asylum, Dinbych, Wales.  Built mid 1840s, closed 1995.

Abandoned mental asylum.

Abandoned Mental Hospital - amazing how the place looks like everyone just got up and walked out!

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