Jon Crispin's Notebook

Willard Suitcases / Margaret D / 2 March 2015

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I just uploaded another batch of photos to Margaret’s page.  Check it out if you get the chance.  (Make sure you click on the “view all” button; the default view is 25 per page.)

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I think this little Devon Violets vase is beautiful.

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This lone pill was wrapped in the paper on which it is placed.  It is difficult to read the pencil writing but it looks like amid(something) barbital.

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Having seen other photographs of her, I am quite certain that it is Margaret in these shots.

Have a great weekend everyone, and thanks for following.

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  1. Doris said, on 11/08/2017 at 8:54 pm

    Thank you for this project! My heart is touched by each photo. You are very talented and a great voice for these people that would/could have been forgotten…God Bless.

    • joncrispin said, on 12/08/2017 at 3:47 pm

      Doris, you are so kind. Thanks so much for your comment. I am grateful for your encouragement. Best, Jon

  2. Tania M said, on 11/08/2017 at 9:09 pm

    I’ve gone back and looked at all of Margaret’s photos. I did not notice anything in your posts and was wondering what would have happened to her car.

    • joncrispin said, on 12/08/2017 at 3:46 pm

      Tania, thanks for your comment. The State of New York sold the car through auction. I wonder what happened to it. Best, Jon

  3. Léa said, on 12/08/2017 at 4:11 am

    Wow, you have hit the Mother Load! What a rare and special privileged and my inner writer would have a field day with that treasure.

    • joncrispin said, on 12/08/2017 at 3:45 pm

      Léa, I would encourage you to write something. It is surprising to me how much the photos have stimulated a diverse group of creative souls. Best, Jon

      • Léa said, on 13/08/2017 at 12:34 am

        It is no surprise to me. I don’t suppose you plan on bringing them to the south of France any time soon? Regards, Léa

  4. Ani said, on 12/08/2017 at 9:39 am

    I find this one to be the most lamentable suitcase of them all. Doubt that I could have photographed it without welling up repeatedly. The fact that she had to bring all her belongings with her… and likely hadn’t a soul willing to create a tiny space to store her things.

    • joncrispin said, on 12/08/2017 at 3:43 pm

      Ani, she was such an interesting person, as I have come to know her through her belongings. Thank you so much for your comments while I have been working on this project. I really appreciate your encouragement. If you send me an email with your mailing address, I’ll send a series of postcards. All best to you. Jon


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