Pics of a trunk left in a NY insane asylum of patient Flora T. Who was locked away for the rest of her life. In her possessions, a perfume bottle and silver napkin ring, reveal a woman of class. However the kit of needles and injection drugs add a dark element to this collection. MIC..
Photographer Jon Crispin has been documenting the suitcases left behind by patients at the Willard Asylum for the Insane in Upstate New York. 400 suitcases were found in an attic at the asylum in 1995. They date from 1910 to 1960. Many of the patients who went to the asylum died there and were buried in graves marked not with names, but by numbers the contents of her trunk..
Listen to the father of bluegrass himself, Bill Monroe on Mountain Stage. Recorded 5-21-1989, remastered from the Mountain Stage archives.