New York Herald Tribune, September 11, 1904. The shrewd thing to do today would be to spraypaint this guy silver, put a hat at his feet, and drop by three times a day to collect your earnings.
Epileptics used to be sequestered in so-called colonies. Most of them were state-run snakepits, though the Sonyea facility was reportedly one of the nicer ones, and some were pleasant enough to attract goldbricking freeloaders who weren’t actually epileptics. More on that latter.