Part of the garden, Hospital for the Insane, Norfolk
Rows of cabbage run into the distance in this 6-1/2" x 4" black and white plate ending at the greenhouse. Institutional buildings and smokestacks stand at the right back, and trees line the garden on the left.
Excerpted from: "Thirteenth Biennial Report of the Superintendent of the Hospital for the Insane of Nebraska, Norfolk, Nebraska" In First Biennial Report of the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions to the Governor and Legislature of the State of Nebraska for the Biennium Ending November 30, 1914 (Lincoln: Nebraska Board of Commissioners of State Institutions, 1914), plate between pp. 312-313
Many state institutions had farms to supply their populations with food. In 1913, 1,415 head of cabbage were grown at this institution, and, in 1914, 1,705 heads. Today this institution exists as the Norfolk Regional Center. Further statistics and information can be found in the report.