life and death - the living and the dead yin and yang /// Aubrey Beardsley - Gailestis (1895)
StreetArtGlobe "Lie lie land" featuring Theresa and Trump by Bambi Street Artist. Caption this work for us.
Female patients in Ohio Insane Asylum.
Duchenne de Boulogne. Study of muscles in the face and emotion. 1852-56.
During stress, a patient would be strapped to a chair and whirled around rapidly, after which a normal patient would be dizzy but a psychotic will not (1949 Herbert Gehr)
✯ The Faustian Cross ~ The physical manifestation of a lesser daemon, bound in a wooden cross. Whatever you do, don't break the glass! :: By Jacob Petersson✯*
photos post mortem - Poor kid! He's obviously completely freaked out! Why would any parent subject their child to such a traumatic thing? Perhaps they did not have a photo of grandma while alive, but do they really want to remember her like this? ? People Are Strange!
When women used to be depressed or were not "taking care of their men" properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be "cured". This often went along with shock therapies.
This touching picture of a Depression Era family made a deep impression on me as a child...still does.