Asylum related

Image 1: The tombstone of Dorothea Dix, located in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA (literally “down the road” from the McLean Hospital). Dix was a famous asylum and prison reformer who influenced institutions in both the United States and Canada.

Image 2: The tombstone of Columbus and

Mary Tyler, Steward and Matron of the McLean Hospital located in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA (a few rows behind Dorothea Dix’s stone). Mary Tyler’s fame extends further: the famous “Mary Had a Little Lamb” poem was based off of her childhood story (thanks to Archivist Terry Bragg for telling me this story)

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