The Artifacts of the Insane

the artifacts of the insane

[Photographer Jon] Crispin’s latest fascination is with old suitcases — discovered by the New York State Museum in an attic of the Willard Psychiatric Center in Willard, N.Y. “The cases were put into storage when their owners were admitted to Willard sometime between 1910 and the 1960s,” Crispin explains on a Kickstarter page, where he is raising funds to continue photographing. “And since the facility was set up to help people with chronic mental illness, these folks never left.”

“Asylum Suitcases, Found And Photographed” {npr}.