Jon Crispin's Notebook

Willard Suitcases / Henry S / Prints

Posted in Asylums, Willard Asylum, Willard Suitcases by joncrispin on 11/02/2015

I keep moving along with uploading cases to the site.  This morning I was working on Henry S’s beautiful old leather case and was reminded that when we shot it, there was some confusion as to the contents.

At first it seemed possible that this was Henry’s collection of nuts (many of the patients were allowed to walk around the grounds at Willard). But on closer inspection we saw the small hole at the back left of the case which indicated that some small critter was using it as a cache for its nutritional needs.

I am often asked if prints of the project are for sale, and I have finally set up the system to be able to buy them.  Just go to the site and click on a case, then click the image, then click the blue button “Add to Cart”.  There are three sizes available, all on archival matte paper, printed and signed by me.  The images look great on a computer screen, but the prints are something else entirely.  Similar to the Kickstarter appeals, all proceeds go directly back into the project.  I would be grateful for the support.

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  1. Kilian Metcalf said, on 11/02/2015 at 12:00 pm

    Is there a URL or link to the site?

    • joncrispin said, on 11/02/2015 at 12:04 pm

      Killian, the link is in the post in the first sentence. it is willardsuitcases.com which is where the entire archive is slowly being uploaded. Thanks, Jon

      • Kilian Metcalf said, on 11/02/2015 at 12:17 pm

        I didn’t see it. I was distracted by the nuts 🙂 Thanks. I treasure the prints I have from being a Kickstarter supporter.

  2. robyn pollock said, on 12/02/2015 at 7:10 am

    wonder what kind of critter this was, any ideas?

    • joncrispin said, on 12/02/2015 at 10:19 am

      Robyn, I am thinking squirrel. Nuts are quite large for a chipmunk.


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