A girl with Down's syndrome, sitting, wearing striped socks. Photograph.
- Baldry, Joseph Arthur.
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Joseph Arthur Baldry
Part of a collection of photographs formed by George Edward Shuttleworth (1842-1928). He was Superintendent of the Royal Albert Asylum at Lancaster from 1870 to 1893. On his retirement in 1893, he devoted himself to the study of insanity, and published a book entitled "Mentally-deficient children: their treatment and training", London 1895. Some of his photographs, manuscripts and publications were presented to the Wellcome Institute Library in 1929
Lettering hand-written in pencil on sheet. On larger surrounding mount, lettering continues in black ink: "Imbeciles & idiots of "mongol" type - kalmuc or mongol idiots"
Wellcome Library no. 39155i