Inside the Community




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The images on this page speak for themselves. Little is known about many of the inhabitants of the Johnson County Poor Farm and Asylum, but there are still some memories. In an interview with Don Roberts, Don recalls the reaction when the patient below performed his tricks. The other patients clapped and laughed and the performer beamed. These pictures capture a moment in history and speak of the care of the dependent in Iowa. They capture both young and old, joyful and lonely.





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