TRAVELING EXHIBITION IMAGES:
of photographs displayed under the auspices
The Maryland State
Lunacy Commission, 1909
|Exhibitions of Commission photographs took place
at Johns Hopkins University and the Maryland State House during 1909 and
1910, respectively. Both the general public and many state officials
gained their first glimpse at the conditions inside the county institutions
through these images. The use of captions, pasted directly below
the image, helped to further reinforce the key themes targeted for reform.
In addition, the commentary provided additional insight into how patients
were improperly cared for within the facilities.