A Seamstress’s Autobiographical Text Embroidered Onto Her 19th-Century Straitjacket | Colossal

AgnesRichter_03German seamstress Agnes Richter (1844–1918) was a patient at the Heidelberg Psychiatric Clinic during the 1890s. While held at the asylum she would densely embroider her standard issue straitjacket, stitching the object with words, phrases, and diaristic entries in deutsche schrift , an old German script.

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