Photo, Print, Drawing Friends Asylum for the Insane near Frankford.
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- Friends Asylum for the Insane near Frankford.
- This lithograph depicts the first private psychiatric hospital in the United States as it appeared in the early 1830s. Known as the Friends' Asylum for the Insane, it was founded in 1813 by the Society of Friends (also called the Quakers) and opened to patients in 1817. The institution stood on land that formerly was a 52-acre farm in Oxford Township, near Frankford, six miles (10 kilometers) northeast of the center of Philadelphia. Shown here is an exterior view of the almshouse building as it appeared after two patient wings were added to the original structure in 1827. The illustration is by Thomas Doughty, one of the earliest American artists to make landscape painting a full-time career. It served as the frontispiece of the 15th annual report of the asylum, entitled Annual Report of the State of the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason, published in 1832.
- Doughty, Thomas, 1793-1856 Artist.
Created / Published
- Philadelphia : Childs & Inman Lithographers, 1832.
- - United States of America--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
- - 1832
- - Friends Hospital (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
- - Hospitals
- - Lithographs
- - Mentally ill
- - Psychiatric hospitals
- - Society of Friends
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - "Digital catalog number: POS 284"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
- - Original resource extent: 1 print : lithograph ; 11 x 19 centimeters.
- - Original resource at: The Library Company of Philadelphia.
- - Content in English.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
- Philadelphia on Stone
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Chicago citation style:
Doughty, Thomas, Artist. Friends Asylum for the Insane near Frankford. Pennsylvania United States of America Philadelphia, 1832. Philadelphia: Childs & Inman Lithographers. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670204/.
APA citation style:
Doughty, T. (1832) Friends Asylum for the Insane near Frankford. Pennsylvania United States of America Philadelphia, 1832. Philadelphia: Childs & Inman Lithographers. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670204/.
MLA citation style:
Doughty, Thomas, Artist. Friends Asylum for the Insane near Frankford. Philadelphia: Childs & Inman Lithographers. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670204/>.