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400 Suitcases

400 suitcases

In 1995, when the Willard Psychiatric Center in Willard, NY was closed, staff members were surveying the contents of the buildings when they discovered an attic containing over 400 patient suitcases.  The cases dated from between 1910 and the late 1960s, and were saved by Willard employees after the deaths of the patients.  Photographs taken by Jon Crispin tell the story of these people through the objects they brought when they were admitted to Willard.  They had lives that were complicated, varied, and in many cases, compelling.  Crispin was able to restore their identities as more than just patients in a psychiatric facility.

 

READ MORE at www. WillardSuitcases.com

 

Also see the video of Jon Crispin photographing the suitcases.

 

 

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