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Abandoned Suitcases Reveal How Life Used to Be in a Lunatic Asylum

Uhh, this is rather creepy, but certainly interesting: from the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane in the State of New York left suitcases behind when they passed away, with nobody to claim them. Upon the center’s closure in 1995, employees found hundreds of these time capsules stored in a locked attic. (Photographs by Jon Crispin)

via Collectors’ Weekly

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