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Inside The Suitcases Of Lunatic Asylum Patients

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Avidly interested in the clinically insane, photographer Jon Crispin has taken his interest to new heights by exploring and documenting the personal artifacts left behind by mental patients in a late-19th century psychiatric institution.

The upstate New York patients at the (now discontinued) Willard Lunatic Asylum left more than a few curious artifacts in hundreds of suitcases.

Which of these once stowed-away items intrigues you the most?


[via, images via Jon Crispin]
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