The History of "The Invisible People"

Timeline created by felice.mayes
In History
  • Jan 1, 1300

    Middle Ages: Legend of the Ship of Fools

  • Jan 1, 1350

    Images of half-man/half-animal: Beasteries

  • Jan 1, 1400

    Idiot Cages: Public display

  • "Eugenics": Moral failure / genetics are the cause of social ills

  • Fairy Tales used as a menice to society: Hunchback of Notre Dame/Captain Hook/Oager under the bridge

  • Farm Houses :Occupation (Harvesting) = Intelligience (Rehab)

    In 1918, one way to measure progress with persons with disablities was by occupation. Essentially, the theme was occupation equals intelligience. Annual reports were presented that noted how many bushels were yielded/harvested. The underlying belief was the increase in production, the higher progress in rehabilitation.
  • "The Almosts" - published literature on the feable-minded

  • "Zippy the Pin Head": sideshow participants

  • Rome Asylum: Overcrowding and abandonment (higher/lower)

  • Hitler: Hadamar Hospital / genocide of people with disabilities

  • Tombstones: Severely disabled die labeled with numbers not names

  • "Seperate & Unequal Lives": remove from presence

  • Political Satire - Reagan Era: Using "Mice and Men" as stereotypes

  • Moral Failure: Social Dynamic & Social Junk Theory

  • Circular Logic: Diagnose & rehabilitate based on appearances

  • Period:
    Jan 1, 1300
    Jan 1, 1500

    Based on Aesthetics

  • Period: to

    Based on Morality

  • Period: to

    Based on Economics