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1938: Photos Inside the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in Brentwood, New York

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The Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in Brentwood, New York, 1938. The place was, and still is, home to the sickest of the mentally ill. When the place opened on October 1, 1931, it was the largest psychiatric hospital in the world. In 1954, the place was home to 13,875 patients. Many died there. There are 18,000 numbered cemetery plots on the grounds.

  • The Real Stig

    “13,875 patients. …. There are 18,000 numbered cemetery plots on the grounds”
    .
    Somebody’s been letting their psycopaths slip out at night – tsk tsk.
    .
    We are much more enlightened in the present era, we have a vastly larger mental health facility called ‘The Streets.’

  • Natalia

    This is some awesome stuff. Can you share the source?

    Thanks,
    natalia

  • The Real Stig

    “13,875 patients. …. There are 18,000 numbered cemetery plots on the grounds”
    .
    Somebody’s been letting their psycopaths slip out at night – tsk tsk.
    .
    We are much more enlightened in the present era, we have a vastly larger mental health facility called ‘The Streets.’

  • Natalia

    This is some awesome stuff. Can you share the source?

    Thanks,
    natalia

  • The Real Stig

    “13,875 patients. …. There are 18,000 numbered cemetery plots on the grounds”
    .
    Somebody’s been letting their psycopaths slip out at night – tsk tsk.
    .
    We are much more enlightened in the present era, we have a vastly larger mental health facility called ‘The Streets.’

  • Natalia

    This is some awesome stuff. Can you share the source?

    Thanks,
    natalia

  • The Real Stig

    “13,875 patients. …. There are 18,000 numbered cemetery plots on the grounds”
    .
    Somebody’s been letting their psycopaths slip out at night – tsk tsk.
    .
    We are much more enlightened in the present era, we have a vastly larger mental health facility called ‘The Streets.’

  • Natalia

    This is some awesome stuff. Can you share the source?

    Thanks,
    natalia

  • The Real Stig

    “13,875 patients. …. There are 18,000 numbered cemetery plots on the grounds”
    .
    Somebody’s been letting their psycopaths slip out at night – tsk tsk.
    .
    We are much more enlightened in the present era, we have a vastly larger mental health facility called ‘The Streets.’

  • Natalia

    This is some awesome stuff. Can you share the source?

    Thanks,
    natalia

  • The Real Stig

    “13,875 patients. …. There are 18,000 numbered cemetery plots on the grounds”
    .
    Somebody’s been letting their psycopaths slip out at night – tsk tsk.
    .
    We are much more enlightened in the present era, we have a vastly larger mental health facility called ‘The Streets.’

  • Natalia

    This is some awesome stuff. Can you share the source?

    Thanks,
    natalia

  • The Real Stig

    “13,875 patients. …. There are 18,000 numbered cemetery plots on the grounds”
    .
    Somebody’s been letting their psycopaths slip out at night – tsk tsk.
    .
    We are much more enlightened in the present era, we have a vastly larger mental health facility called ‘The Streets.’

  • Natalia

    This is some awesome stuff. Can you share the source?

    Thanks,
    natalia

  • The Real Stig

    “13,875 patients. …. There are 18,000 numbered cemetery plots on the grounds”
    .
    Somebody’s been letting their psycopaths slip out at night – tsk tsk.
    .
    We are much more enlightened in the present era, we have a vastly larger mental health facility called ‘The Streets.’

  • Natalia

    This is some awesome stuff. Can you share the source?

    Thanks,
    natalia

  • The Real Stig

    “13,875 patients. …. There are 18,000 numbered cemetery plots on the grounds”
    .
    Somebody’s been letting their psycopaths slip out at night – tsk tsk.
    .
    We are much more enlightened in the present era, we have a vastly larger mental health facility called ‘The Streets.’

  • Natalia

    This is some awesome stuff. Can you share the source?

    Thanks,
    natalia

  • The Real Stig

    “13,875 patients. …. There are 18,000 numbered cemetery plots on the grounds”
    .
    Somebody’s been letting their psycopaths slip out at night – tsk tsk.
    .
    We are much more enlightened in the present era, we have a vastly larger mental health facility called ‘The Streets.’

  • Natalia

    This is some awesome stuff. Can you share the source?

    Thanks,
    natalia

  • The Real Stig

    “13,875 patients. …. There are 18,000 numbered cemetery plots on the grounds”
    .
    Somebody’s been letting their psycopaths slip out at night – tsk tsk.
    .
    We are much more enlightened in the present era, we have a vastly larger mental health facility called ‘The Streets.’

  • Natalia

    This is some awesome stuff. Can you share the source?

    Thanks,
    natalia

  • The Real Stig

    “13,875 patients. …. There are 18,000 numbered cemetery plots on the grounds”
    .
    Somebody’s been letting their psycopaths slip out at night – tsk tsk.
    .
    We are much more enlightened in the present era, we have a vastly larger mental health facility called ‘The Streets.’

  • Natalia

    This is some awesome stuff. Can you share the source?

    Thanks,
    natalia

  • The Real Stig

    “13,875 patients. …. There are 18,000 numbered cemetery plots on the grounds”
    .
    Somebody’s been letting their psycopaths slip out at night – tsk tsk.
    .
    We are much more enlightened in the present era, we have a vastly larger mental health facility called ‘The Streets.’

  • Natalia

    This is some awesome stuff. Can you share the source?

    Thanks,
    natalia

  • The Real Stig

    “13,875 patients. …. There are 18,000 numbered cemetery plots on the grounds”
    .
    Somebody’s been letting their psycopaths slip out at night – tsk tsk.
    .
    We are much more enlightened in the present era, we have a vastly larger mental health facility called ‘The Streets.’

  • Natalia

    This is some awesome stuff. Can you share the source?

    Thanks,
    natalia

  • The Real Stig

    “13,875 patients. …. There are 18,000 numbered cemetery plots on the grounds”
    .
    Somebody’s been letting their psycopaths slip out at night – tsk tsk.
    .
    We are much more enlightened in the present era, we have a vastly larger mental health facility called ‘The Streets.’

  • Natalia

    This is some awesome stuff. Can you share the source?

    Thanks,
    natalia

  • The Real Stig

    “13,875 patients. …. There are 18,000 numbered cemetery plots on the grounds”
    .
    Somebody’s been letting their psycopaths slip out at night – tsk tsk.
    .
    We are much more enlightened in the present era, we have a vastly larger mental health facility called ‘The Streets.’

  • Natalia

    This is some awesome stuff. Can you share the source?

    Thanks,
    natalia

  • The Real Stig

    “13,875 patients. …. There are 18,000 numbered cemetery plots on the grounds”
    .
    Somebody’s been letting their psycopaths slip out at night – tsk tsk.
    .
    We are much more enlightened in the present era, we have a vastly larger mental health facility called ‘The Streets.’

  • Natalia

    This is some awesome stuff. Can you share the source?

    Thanks,
    natalia