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Jon Crispin: Willard Suitcases

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The Things They Carried

Humor : The Hairpin

Would you like to see what's inside patients' suitcases found in the attic of The Willard Asylum for The Insane decades after it's closure in the 1960s? Of course you would, that's why Jon Crispin has photographed them for you. [via...

Take A Look Inside the Suitcases of the Clinically Insane

Business & Finance : Fast Company

Photographer Jon Crispin visited a defunct psychiatric hospital and found hundreds of old suitcases belonging to former patients. Here’s what’s inside. Photographer Jon Crispin has long held an interest in the clinically insane. Rec...

Photos of the Abandoned Suitcases of the Willard Mental Hospital

Humor : Laughing Squid

When the Willard Psychiatric Center in Willard, New York closed down in 1995, a cache of 400 suitcases belonging to former patients was recovered from a storage space. The suitcases are from the period 1910 to 1960, and because many...

suitcases from the willard asylum :: photos by jon crispin

Humor : Ze Frank

" In 1995, the New York State Museum staff were moving items out of The Willard Psychiatric Center...The cases were put into storage when their owners were admitted to Willard, and since the facility was set up to help people with c...

Mental Baggage

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan

Jon Crispin photographed the old suitcases and belongings of patients from New York's Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane. The effects were left at the asylum between the 1910s and the 1960s and were eventually relegated to storag...


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