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