What’s In The Suitcase?


I stumbled across a fantastic resource recently…

Photographer Jon Crispin has been given the opportunity to…

…photograph the suitcases left behind by patients at the now closed Willard Psychiatric Center in New York.

The Willard Suitcases project is absolutely fascinating! I find myself looking at the contents of the cases and trying to imagine what these people were like, why they were there, and how comes they left their meagre personal possessions behind or that they weren’t claimed after their death 😦

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Curtesy of iconmac @ freedigitalphotos

I’m really coming round to the idea of writing an historical novel. I love the idea of taking a real persons life and filling in the gaps, recreating the parts we don’t know. It would be kind of like being there at the time .

What historic figure do you wish you’d been around?

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14 thoughts on “What’s In The Suitcase?

  1. My hero is Llewelyn ap Grufydd Prince of Wales who united most of the Country. I’d love to have seen if he was the man his contemporaries say, fair in his dealings with England, honest, and loving towards his wife so long away from him either in France or as a hostage by King Edward. A fascinating period of history.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  2. There’s not a historic figure that I’d have been fascinated to have been around, but I’ve had an idea dancing around for a story set during the second war bouncing around my head for over a decade, that I’d love to write. I’m just not sure if I have the ability yet as I’d have to do a hell of a lot of research! Lol

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  3. My last job was on HMS Victory so I’ve done quite a bit of historical research which I enjoyd. Having done that, I think I’d find it hard to turn the facts into fiction.

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