Willard suitcases

"Willard suitcases" is an ongoing project of photographer Jon Crispin. All these suitcases photographed by Crispin, were found in the storage room of Willard asylum back in 1995. They belong to the asylum's patients who entered the institute between 1910-1960 being mentally ill and that's why they never left and their suitcases were still stored.  Jon Crispin in collaboration with "The New York State Museum" started to photograph them last October. It is extremely interesting and deeply emotional to take a look at those people suitcases back then. Their life in a small box.


You can follow Jon Crispin's project here.

1 comment:

Q EN BLEU said...

beautiful and whimsical! and the history behind them... oh my...!

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