Nov 10, 2008


to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms INSANE ASYLUM INMATEIn 1941, a portion of the Charlotte Amalie Hospital in the Virgin Islands was allocated to the "insane asylum."

These days, the photo caption would describe this individual as a patient/client rather than an "inmate." And the facility would be called a "mental health center."

(photographer: Jack Delano)

to locate this image, use search terms: insane, asylum, inmate