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Postcard:Cottages of Sanitarium, near Saranac Lake Village

ca.1915

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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  • Title: Postcard:Cottages of Sanitarium, near Saranac Lake Village
  • Date Created: ca.1915
  • Subject Keywords: building, sanatorium, health
  • Type: Travel & Souvenirs
  • Medium: printed cardstock, chromolithograph, photomechanical reproduction
  • Object ID: 96.25704

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