Worcester State Hospital Occupational Therapy Department Booklet

Lucy Gwin, Mouth Magazine, shared these images from a 1933 publication showing institution life from the nursery to working in industry. The book is presented in total.

This brochure, probably created by the occupational therapists themselves, can be seen as an ancestor of the illuminated manuscript, a forerunner of the glossy institutional brochure.

Photos of this scrapbook are by Patricia Deegan, one of the results of her research in the Worcester State Hospital archives in Massachusetts.

Comments are by Lucy Gwin

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