Original Author: Charles Magnus & Co., publisher
Created: 1854—1865
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph

Virginia. Lunatic Asylum, at Staunton.

This mid-nineteenth-century lithograph depicts the Western Lunatic Asylum in Staunton (later known as Western State Hospital). Its stately buildings, surrounded by carefully landscaped grounds, are set against a background of gentle hills. The hospital admitted its first patient in 1828.

Citation: Virginia. Lunatic Asylum, At Staunton. Broadside 1854 .V56. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.