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Sunday Telegraph Magazine

Posted in Asylums, History, Willard Asylum, Willard Suitcases by joncrispin on 09/02/2013

I almost forgot.  Tomorrow’s (10 February, 2013) London  Sunday Telegraph Magazine “Seven” will feature an article on the project written by Lucy Davies.  I haven’t seen it yet, but check it out if you are in the UK.

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  1. zoe said, on 09/02/2013 at 7:11 pm

    Hi Jon, I’ve asked my folks back home to save a copy of the Sunday Telegraph piece. Exciting to hear about the SF exhibit – hope it goes well!

    • joncrispin said, on 09/02/2013 at 7:13 pm

      Hey Zoe, great to hear from you. Any chance of a return visit to Columbia? I’d love to come back, as I had a blast last time. Cheers, and hope you are well. jon

  2. darl0153 said, on 10/02/2013 at 6:08 am

    Just picked up a copy, nice double page spread 🙂

    • joncrispin said, on 10/02/2013 at 7:55 am

      Thanks. I am eager to see it.

    • joncrispin said, on 10/02/2013 at 7:59 am

      Darl, just checked out your blog. I still have my first camera. A Brownie Starmite. I think it used verichrome pan 127 film. I think from the mid 1960s. Jon

      • darl0153 said, on 10/02/2013 at 11:34 am

        Cool, I do like the multi-coloured cameras, I have a set of Starflash ones and a load of Imperial cameras. I’ve not done much on my blog for a while, works just got in the way, I’m determined to make up for it this year 🙂

  3. AJ said, on 10/02/2013 at 7:42 pm

    Jon i don’t know if you’ve answered this, but who owns the suitcases now?

    • joncrispin said, on 11/02/2013 at 1:27 am

      AJ, they are in the collection of the New York State Museum in Albany. Best, Jon

      • Melina1222 said, on 27/02/2013 at 10:55 am

        Just curious…has anyone attempted to return any suitcase to the family of the owner?

      • joncrispin said, on 27/02/2013 at 11:14 am

        The State Museum has tried to contact families, but with restrictive HIIPA laws it is very difficult to track down survivors. Good question though.

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