Willard Asylum For The Insane

Four hundred suitcases and their contents, left behind by patients that were committed to the Willard Asylum For The Insane in New York are now on display in an exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum. The exhibit, which displays the personal belongings of those admitted, letters, keepsakes, books, cherished items as well as artifacts from the asylum and biographical sketches of patients is called The Lives They Left behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic. 

There is an excellent, but small, archive of photographs of the now abandoned facility that was the birthplace of Cornell University.

The Morgue

Interior of The Pines building

Patient #4 - The Cemetery

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