The Therapeutic Benefits of Movies (1904)

Morning Astorian news item, 1904
Morning Astorian, 10 Apr. 1904, p. 4. Historic Oregon Newspapers.

The Morning Astorian in Astoria, Oregon, ran this news item in 1904 about the calming effects of the movies on people suffering from mental illness. The films worked so well that the Chicago asylum planned to buy its own projector in order to have shows on a regular basis.