By the time it closed in 1995 after 126 years of operation, Willard Psychiatric Center, overlooking Seneca Lake in Upstate New York, had been home to over 54,000 people. If not for the discovery of more than 400 suitcases filled with patients' belongings in the hospital attic, their lives would have been lost to history. In The Lives They Left Behind, the contents of 10 of these suitcases are skillfully examined and compared to the written record to create a moving and devastating portrait of 20th century American psychiatric care.
Stomping Grounds Books & Ephemera
Stomping Grounds offers new books, collectible used books, and vintage paper. Our selection of newly published titles feature New York State authors and themes. Our used book inventory features items with distinguishing characteristics such as fine bindings or brilliant illustrations. Our "ephemera" includes old catalogs, brochures, trade cards, postcards, sheet music, art prints, and much more.
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