Gijsbertus Ooms was a butcher, he lived at the St. Josephgesticht from 1914 till 1918. The Jospehgesticht is an asylum that was located at the wasteland which I currently investigate. Elderly people were taken care of by nuns from the neighboring monastery. The elderly were divided into three different class groups. Images from that time reveal the striking differences in comfort of living. See this page for more information on the wasteland in Tilburg.