M0006355: 17th century "lunatic asylum", interior

June 1939
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M0006355: 17th century "lunatic asylum", interior. In copyright. Source: Wellcome Collection.

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Also known as

Previous title, replaced August 2020: Lunatic asylum, interior.


Photograph of a watercolour of patients and visitors at what at the time was called a lunatic asylum. The photograph was purchased at the VI International Congress for the History of Medicine held in Leiden 1927, at the Exposition d'art Medico-Historique, and is described as "Dessin 57: Une maison d'alienes", in the exhibition catalogue.


June 1939

Physical description

2 photographs glass plate negative; 12 x 16.5 cm photographic print; 11.5 x 16.7 cm


Catalogue data comes from a combination of entries in the original glass plate registers, metadata created when the glass plates were digitised in the early 2000s and enhancements made by the cataloguer in 2020.

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