This 9”x12” acrylic canvas painting was inspired by a photo my son took on North Brother Island, New York City. It’s the abandoned location of a quarantine hospital that housed patients with infectious diseases in the late 1800s including “Typhoid Mary”. She was thought to be the first person in the USA to be an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever. Not being a painter of realism, I took artistic license with this building. However, portraying the mood of this place where people were held against their will was my goal. There is a great deal of information on the Internet about the history of this abandoned island and “Typhoid Mary”.
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