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Postcard:Clifton Springs Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N.Y.

Baker Brothers1907-1920

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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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  • Title: Postcard:Clifton Springs Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N.Y.
  • Creator: Baker Brothers
  • Date Created: 1907-1920
  • Location: Elmira, NY
  • Subject Keywords: sanitarium, building
  • Type: Travel & Souvenirs
  • Medium: printed cardstock, chromolithograph
  • Object ID: 88.4627

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