This man was called Boxer. He was literally chained to his bed at a mental asylum at Cerne Voda. The asylum was a repurposed military hospital. If he wasn’t chained, he would flee causing panic among other asylum patients. | Rare Photos Taken From Old Insane Aslyums Show Their Harsh Conditions (17 Photos)
Agnes Richter, a patient in an Austrian mental asylum in the 1890's, spent her days embroidering text onto her hospital uniform jacket, in an attempt to record her life story. She had been a seamstress prior to her incarceration, and painstakingly covered every inch of its surface, inside and out. The jacket is now safely kept in an archival box to preserve it, from an institutional uniform, to a fascinating and touching work of art.
seclusion view, "northwood asylum," "A group of interesting rooms were at the end of the ward... built into their doors were little portholes, made of about 2 inches of thick glass, used to keep an eye on those patients who were in seclusion - the "time out" for misbehaving and violent psychiatric patients." -Motts