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This postcard features a black and white image of the State Insane Asylum in Jackson, Mississippi. The two story, multi-section building, has a cupola and white columns on the section in the foreground. The rest of the building is mostly obscured by a line of trees. The title of the card is printed along the bottom edge of the card. In 1900 the Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum changed its name to the Mississippi State Insane Hospital. In 1926 the word “Insane” was removed from the hospital’s name and by 1935 the hospital moved to Whitfield.

Subjects

Postcards; Psychiatric hospitals; Insane asylums

Keywords

mental health institutions; mental health hospitals; psychiatric hospitals; Jackson, MS

Geographic Location

Jackson, (Miss.)

Object Type

image

Format (original)

postcard

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

MFM_MSS_837_Postcard-State-Insane-Asylum-Jackson_001

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 4, Mississippi Capitol Region

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.MSState.edu.

State Insane Asylum, Jackson, Mississippi

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