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Object Name Component, Fireplace
Catalog Number 1989.19.4
Maker Scalan & Company
Date ca. 1890
Material(s) Cast iron;
Dimensions H-5 W-24 D-10.5 inches
Description This is a black enameled cast iron hearth. It has a cast iron grate stand inserted into three holes in the hearth, with the tangs bent over.
Notes Collected by former staff at Eastern State Hospital for a planned museum, 1956-69. Eastern was opened in 1824 as the state "Lunatic Asylum." The collection documented the lives of patients as sick persons and as wards of the state forced to earn their keep.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Scalan & Company
Subjects Hearths
Psychiatric hospitals
Lunatic asylums
Search Terms Eastern State Hospital
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS