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Officers of Eastern State Lunatic Asylum Photograph

Identifier: SC 00449

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Scope and Contents

Photograph of the officers of Eastern State Lunatic Asylum in Williamsburg, Virginia. Identified in the photograph are Storekeeper Southall, Clerk Mercer, Superindendent Brower stands in center of door, Assistant Physician Clopton at his left, Steward Lee next, Director Wilmer, President of Directors Thompson sits before him, Director Mercer.


  • Creation: circa 1874

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Item removed from the Ephemera Collection.

Kimberly Sims
October 2017
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