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Metropolitan Lunatic Asylum, Kew, Victoria (Australia): boys walking along a ladder laid upon the floor. Photograph.

  • Shuttleworth, G. E. (George Edward), 1842-1928.
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39141i
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A banner upon the wall bears the words: "Youth is the proper season for improv[ement]"

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint, silver gelatin ; image 11.4 x 15.6 cm

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Idiot Asylum Kew Victoria. Drill room

Notes

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

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Wellcome Library no. 39141i

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