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Postcard:Battle Creek Sanitarium, Battle Creek, Mich.

1908

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, sanitariums and sanatoriums provided care for those suffering from a variety of physical ailments including alcoholism, exhaustion, and long-term illnesses such as tuberculosis- a contagious disease often affecting the lungs and common during this time period. Staff offered holistic and natural treatments; and patients believed fresh air, mineral baths, and plenty of rest led to full recovery. Postcards like the one shown here provide a visual record for these facilities, as most have since been demolished.

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Details

  • Title: Postcard:Battle Creek Sanitarium, Battle Creek, Mich.
  • Date Created: 1908
  • Location: Germany
  • Subject Keywords: sanatorium, building, health
  • Type: Travel & Souvenirs
  • Medium: printed cardstock, chromolithograph
  • Object ID: 88.4624

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