Let’s Rest Here A While (2016)


Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum — Weston, West Virginia

From political excitement to women troubles to novel reading; the reasons a person could be admitted to a lunatic asylum in the late 1800s reveals the poor understanding of mental health issues. During this time, if a husband had a mistress or if a wife had inherited money … she could be brought to TALA with the husband signing her in and leaving – until he decided to come back and get her – or until she died, whichever came first.

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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum


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