The New York State Office of Mental Health closed the Willard Psychiatric Center in Willard, NY in 1995, and later it became a state-run drug rehabilitation center for prisoners. One of the employees went through all the buildings to determine what should be salvaged. After unlocking an attic door, she found over 400 suitcases belonging to former patients.
Later the suitcases were exhibited in a museum and then a photographer started this photo project. Below you can see some of the photographer Jon Crispin’s photos. “These objects open a small window into the lives of some of the people who lived at the facility, and I am determined to share them with as many people as possible,” he says...Source: http://www.willardsuitcases.com/