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Metropolitan Lunatic Asylum, Kew, Victoria (Australia): patients, mostly children, entertaining some seated adults in a small wooden hall. Photograph.
- Shuttleworth, G. E. (George Edward), 1842-1928.
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1 photograph : photoprint, albumen ; image 15.3 x 30.5 cm
Kew. Middl. Australia. Collection >. 2 hours entertainment given by the patients before many leading men of Melbourne
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 ink on verso, continues in corner: "flash light"
Wellcome Library no. 39236i
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