- Description (Brief)
- A patient at Winnebago State Hospital in Wisconsin made this key from “found” materials. It is one of three owned by the museum from that institution. Opened in 1873, Winnebago housed people diagnosed with psychiatric conditions. The key was confiscated but the record of it is blank as to its maker, date, or intended purpose. Although the artifact is anonymous, its maker is nonetheless powerfully evident.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- key, contraband
- date made
- Place Made
- United States: Wisconsin, Winnebago
- Physical Description
- metal (overall material)
- overall: 2 cm x 2.5 cm x 10 cm; 13/16 in x in x 3 15/16 in
- overall: 1/2 in x 4 in x 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 10.16 cm x 2.2225 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Gift from the Winnebago Mental Health Institute, through Diane Meschefske
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Health & Medicine
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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