Abandoned Suitcases – their secret lives

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1910s – 1960s

Many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane left unclaimed suitcases behind when they passed.

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1995

Employees found hundreds of these time capsules in a locked attic after the facility closed. Working with the New York State Museum, these became part of the museum’s permanent collection.

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1995

Employees found hundreds of these time capsules in a locked attic after the facility closed. Working with the New York State Museum, these became part of the museum’s permanent collection.

Photographer Jon Crispin captured breathtaking snapshots of Patients’ personal lives.

Really interested? Take a look at Abandoned Suitcases

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