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One of 400 suitcases recovered from the abandoned Willard Asylum in New York, beautifully photographed by Jon Crispin

These would be great to use when reading the book ASYLUM by Madeleine Roux. Pictures of suitcases left behind by people who were committed in Willard Asylum for the Insane in Upstate New York.

The chilling pictures of suitcases left in a New York insane asylum by patients who were locked away for the rest of their lives

Suitcases left by patients in the Willard Asylum for the Insane in New York, (photos by Jon Crispin): There is no sign of mental illness is this well-ordered suitcase left behind by Frank C., a WWII veteran from Brooklyn, New York.

This case belonged to Frank C., a U.S. Army veteran from Brooklyn, New York. Here, a sewing kit, personal grooming kit, toy pistol and bread ration card are all visible. He also carried several photos of himself and his family.

The chilling pictures of suitcases left in a New York insane asylum by patients who were locked away for the rest of their lives

Le contenu de 400 vieilles valises découvertes dans un asile psychiatrique abandonné

Le contenu de 400 vieilles valises découvertes dans un asile psychiatrique abandonné

If you were committed to a psychiatric institution, unsure if you’d ever return to the life you knew before, what would you take with you? That sobering question hovers like an apparition over each of the Willard Asylum suitcases.

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Peek inside the 400 abandoned suitcases discovered in the Willard Asylum

Willard Asylum for the Insane, located in New York, was built in Patients had an average stay of 30 years, and many who came to the hospital never .

These old suitcases were recently discovered in the attic of the Willard Insane Asylum. They belonged to mentally ill patients from 1910-1960 who never left the facility. When it shut down in 1995, photographer, Jon Crispin, has been revealing the contents of approximately 400 suitcases one by one

a little creepy but oh so fascinating- The Willard suitcases belonged to mentally ill patients from who never left the facility. When it shut down in photographer, Jon Crispin, has been revealing the contents of approximately 400 suitcases one by one.

Abandoned suitcases of insane asylum patients

Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Willard Asylum Patients - Amazing Story!

Jon Crispin's Notebook (suitcases belonging to mentally ill patients at Willard Insane Asylum- Jon Crispin has been photographing contents of approximately 400 suitcases)

A pinner says,"Jon Crispin's Notebook (suitcases belonging to mentally ill patients at Willard Insane Asylum- Jon Crispin has been photographing contents of approximately 400 suitcases)

Suitcase with handwritten list of fabrics, sequins, toothbrush, luggage tag, gloves, comb.

Anna's suitcase contained an inventory of her glamorous clothing. Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Insane Asylum Patients.

Photography project by Jon Crispin documenting  suitcases (stored away and long forgotten) that belonged to patients who were admitted to the Willard Psychiatric Center between 1910 and the 1960s.

Photography project by Jon Crispin documenting suitcases (stored away and long forgotten) that belonged to patients who were admitted to the Willard Psychiatric Center between 1910 and the

Photographer Jon Crispin is documenting the suitcases left behind by patients at the Willard Asylum for the Insane in New York state. Of interest, because just a few short years ago, having epilepsy could mean being sent to an insane asylum for the rest of your life. Part of an exhibit called "The Changing Face of What is Normal", link to follow.

The chilling pictures of suitcases left in a New York insane asylum by patients who were locked away for the rest of their lives

Abandoned suitcases of insane asylum patients. Each one tells a story that was never heard. Photographed by John Crispin.

Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Insane Asylum Patients

Patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronicly Insane left suitcases behind when they passed away, and with nobody to claim them they were forgotten for almost 40 years after the asylum closed in the mid

Abandoned suitcases of insane asylum patients--if you went into an asylum, possibly never to return to society, what would you take with you?

Abandoned suitcases of insane asylum patients. Open suitcase with vintage family photos, clock and fork and knife.

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Peek inside the 400 abandoned suitcases discovered in the Willard Asylum

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