Jon Crispin's Notebook

Willard Suitcases / Labels / Washington

Willard Suitcases Project 
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I am in a phase of editing the suitcases where I have shifted from working on mostly full ones to ones that are largely empty save for labels.  This is Elaine G’s leather grip.  Nice hats, a lovely porcelain figurine and a Bible.  Check out the suitcases site to see the latest uploads.

Willard Suitcases Project 
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James M

James arrived at Willard on 15 February 1961.  I like how the staff identified his case as “clothlike”.  I think it was actually  real cloth.

Willard Suitcases Project 
©2013 Jon Crispin
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And Carrie was admitted on 21 March 1930.

I am really facinated by the labels as they reveal quite a bit about the folks who owned the cases.

NPGatriumwp

I was in DC earlier this week and had an interesting meeting with one of the curators at the National Portrait Gallery.  This is the atrium that they share with the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  It is an amazing building with a fantastic collection.

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