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These photographs from 1884 depict patients from an insane asylum. They originally served to reveal a connection between the patients’ disturbed state of mind and their physical appearance during the first years of society’s interest in psychology. During this period, photography was used to register certain medical situation and conditions. Over the years, we have uncovered many mysteries about the human psyche, but we have only just scratched the surface when it comes to understanding the mind.