Very much interested in the clinically insane, Pennsylvanian 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?
The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum. Havelock Ellis