Photo: "Winding"

Central State Hospital, formerly known as the Georgia Lunatic Asylum, admitted its first patient in 1842, but it wasn't until almost 40 years later that the Walker Building was erected.

This building was constructed during a time when racial segregation was common in the south and because it was intended for white male convalescent patients, its design seemed less institutional than the buildings housing the "coloured" patients. 

Photo: "Clinical Operating Room"

Western State Hospital in Tennessee, also known as West Tennessee Hospital for the Insane, opened it's doors in 1889, admitting patients on November 22nd into the Kirkbride Building. For over 30 years, this one building provided adequate space for the number of patients admitted, however, overcrowding resulted in the need for an additional Psychopathic Hospital. In 1932, the four story Polk Building (shown here) was erected as a new residency for 400 patients.

Photo: "Back to the Morgue"

I had the opportunity to revisit the Marine Hospital on a recent trip and I knew I wanted to spend some time in the beautiful morgue again, in an attempt to get a more refined shot. 

For the image below, I used one 125w LED panel to light the entire space. First, I set the panel inside the hood, aimed it upward, over the table and left it for a minute and a half on a low setting. Then I removed the light, placed it on the ground off-camera to the left and bounced it off the ceiling for another minute and a half at full power. 

Photo: "Light Checkered Dayroom"

Central State Hospital was once the largest psychiatric facility located in Georgia, within the boundaries of the former state capital. The asylum accepted its first patient in 1842, but overcrowding quickly plagued the hospital.

In 1884, this building was constructed to cope with the expanding patient population and housed white, male convalescent patients.