Those able to work would be compelled to help fix up the facility, grow, harvest, and prepare food for fellow ‘inmates’, or work on vocational skills.
Some of the internal staircases were fitted with cages that wound round down the stairs to deter suicidal patients from taking a dive.
I found a historical photo of this room showing 10-foot high machines with wires hanging by the mile from looms and schematic charts.
Ektar 100/Mamiya 6. A ghost town near Martinsdale, where the market (pictured) served as the train stop.
Since this picture was taken, the roof has totally collapsed in this area.
Artifacts from the days this was a furniture factory and warehouse.
This is one of my favorite images of the year because of the color, light and textures. Someone told me once that the medium of photographers is not film or digital sensors, but rather shadows. This photo is evidence of that.
The modern morgue, a replacement for the original morgue which has since been turned into a kitchen area.