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Maniac Chase (1904)

- March 9, 2017 in asylum, escape, insane asylum, insanity, lunatic asylum, mental illness, napoleon, Napoleon delusion

One of the very first screen depictions of the now familiar Napoleon delusion trope — in which a mentally ill person believes themselves to be Napoleon Bonaparte.

Maniac Chase (1904)

- March 9, 2017 in asylum, escape, insane asylum, insanity, lunatic asylum, mental illness, napoleon, Napoleon delusion

One of the very first screen depictions of the now familiar Napoleon delusion trope — in which a mentally ill person believes themselves to be Napoleon Bonaparte.

My Experiences in a Lunatic Asylum (1879)

- July 13, 2016 in asylum, insanity, lunatic asylum, madness, ticehurst

An account of being confined in Ticehurst, a private asylum in Victorian Britain, by the author Herman Charles Merivale.

My Experiences in a Lunatic Asylum (1879)

- July 13, 2016 in asylum, insanity, lunatic asylum, madness, ticehurst

An account of being confined in Ticehurst, a private asylum in Victorian Britain, by the author Herman Charles Merivale.

My Experiences in a Lunatic Asylum (1879)

- July 13, 2016 in asylum, insanity, lunatic asylum, madness, ticehurst

An account of being confined in Ticehurst, a private asylum in Victorian Britain, by the author Herman Charles Merivale.

Sketches in Bedlam (1823)

- February 16, 2016 in asylum, bedlam, bethlem, bethlem hospital, insane asylum, insanity, lunatic asylum, madness

A compendium of glimpses into the personalities and stories of more than 140 mental patients confined to the Bethlem Hospital in the early part of the 19th century.

Sketches in Bedlam (1823)

- February 16, 2016 in asylum, bedlam, bethlem, bethlem hospital, insane asylum, insanity, lunatic asylum, madness

A compendium of glimpses into the personalities and stories of more than 140 mental patients confined to the Bethlem Hospital in the early part of the 19th century.

Portraits of Patients from Surrey County Asylum (ca.1855)

- February 26, 2014 in asylum, early photography, madness, mental illness, physiognomy

Photographic portraits taken by Dr. Hugh Welch Diamond of patients from Surrey County Asylum in England where he worked as a psychiatrist.

Portraits of Patients from Surrey County Asylum (ca.1855)

- February 26, 2014 in asylum, early photography, madness, mental illness, physiognomy

Photographic portraits taken by Dr. Hugh Welch Diamond of patients from Surrey County Asylum in England where he worked as a psychiatrist.