Lucy Gwin, Mouth Magazine, shared these photos showing institution life. They are from a museum located in St. Joseph, Missouri.
This photo shows signs that once directed visitors to various parts of the asylum.
Many asylum museum displays, like this one, are meant to show that treatment of people who are labeled "mentally ill" has improved.
What a mighty array of drugs was available to the Nurse!
This display is labeled, "Early Tranquilizer".
Here is the slot through which patients were to post their letters to the outside world.
Here are rules for nursing staff, posted after a public scandal and change of institution management at another state’s hospital.
This display shows silverware recovered from the alimentary tract of one patient after his death.
This is not a coffin, but the box where morgue supplies were kept.
This is a contents list for the morgue box, posted on one of its sides.