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Vintage photos of NYC's now abandoned North Brother's Island

 
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Vintage photos of NYC's now abandoned North Brother's Island
From the early 20th century when it was used to isolate those with contagious diseases to the 50s when it housed teenage drug addicts and had it's own school

[link to gothamist.com]

PHOTOS:

A Trip To The Abandoned North Brother Island

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Jacob Riis's Old Photos Of North Brother Island
Around 1890

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Re: Vintage photos of NYC's now abandoned North Brother's Island
Hart Island near North Brother's

Now also abandoned

NYC's Potter's Field [cemetery for indigent folks] is located there. Prisoners from nearby Riker's Island are used to bury the bodies. It was also used a prisoner of war facility during the civil war, insane asylum, missile batteries were once located on the island.

It's estimated there are over 800,000 graves on the island, the largest municipal cemetery in the world.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

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