Pilgrim State Hospital served the counties of Brentwood, Suffolk, and New York. Pilgrim was the largest state hospital in New York State. At its peak in 1954 it held 13,875 patients.
2012 Pilgrim State Hospital History
Pilgrim State Hospital – OPACITY
Pilgrim State Hospital – Emptiness – OPACITY.
A word about TOM KIRSCH, the man who created OPACITY. His work is superb! You could spend a few hours just looking at his photographs!
Life.Time.Com – Strangers To Reason: Life Inside A Psychiatric Hospital, Pilgrim State Hospital 1938.
(LIFE Magazine Article: The Shadow Of Insanity 1938.)
LIFE Magazine Article: The Shadow Of Insanity 1938.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO They’re Buried Where? by Seth Voorhees
THE BAD NEWS: Thousands Remain Nameless! 6.15.2015.
I visited the cemetery at Pilgrim about 12-15 years ago. There is footage of that cemetery in the video Here Lies? Abandoned Asylum Cemeteries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLlJSYWbvv0 A number of the graves in this cemetery have people’s full names on plastic name plaques attached to a cement marker.