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This print captures a scene in Somerset Court Asylum in the UK. Notably, many of the asylum’s patients were institutionalized because of the heavy metal poisoning from runoff from a local lead mining operation.

American lithographer George Bellows based this piece on his memories of visits to the local State Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He sought to capture the gloom of the dance hall and the depravity of its attendants with dark tones and subtly exaggerated…
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