Agnes's Jacket

Agnes Richter embroidered intricate text on her jacket when she was a patient at a German psychiatric hospital in the 1890s. She was not allowed to use a pen or pencil so she created a needle-and-thread narrative that even experts have been unable to decipher.
 Psychologist Gail Hornstein has written the fascinating story of how this garment came to be saved and  information it may offer on the meaning of madness.
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