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Administrative office at Grafton State Hospital, 1973. Courtesy of J. Chilton.

PICTURE ARCHIVE OF GRAFTON STATE HOSPITAL The following pictures are gathered from a vast number of sources. Each one is quite rare, with the exception of the postcards which can often be found at online auctions. Still, not many pictures survive from this institution, which, like others, had a policy against taking pictures to protect the interests of the institution. Today these policies still exist at operating state institutions for the sake of confidentiality, hence all pictures of patients are rare and should be handled with respect for the depicted. The buildings and infrastructure of Grafton State Hospital have been documented by two major efforts: by E. Farrand in 1973, and Anna Schuleit from 1995 through 2002. Samples are shown from both bodies of work. Please contact 1856.org if you plan to use any of these pictures for your own purposes. All images are copyright protected.

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Male Nurses Home          Dorm for 100 Men          Panorama


Administration Building          Cucumber Picker          Ballfield Crowd


Ballfield Stage          Auditorium, 1973          Backside of the auditorium, early 1970s


Interior of the auditorium, 1973          Interior of the auditorium, 1973          Ballfield, 1973

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