Suitcases left behind at a Mental Hospital 1910-1960

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  1. Gut4Tennis

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    Suitcases of the personal belongings of individuals sent to the mental hospital. These suitcases were found locked in an attic in 1995 and dated from 1910-1960, their owners probably passed away while institutionalized and were buried in an unmarked graves on the hospital grounds. They left behind these moving time capsules of their lives.

    One man has been meticulously photographing the contents.
    For more see here:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...e-asylum-patients-locked-away-rest-lives.html
     
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  2. Russeljones

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    Gives you an odd feeling looking at those, doesn't it?
     
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    Excuse me but, what does this have to do with tennis?
     
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    Hi newbie! Welcome to the odds and ends section
     
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    yeah for sure. I don't think they expected to die there.
     
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    Looks like American Horror Story season 2 lol. Interesting indeed. I like classic looking things.
     
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    My 2 favorite suitcase stories:
    1) My aunt lived in the 1970s in upper Manhattan and kept a pet German Shepherd in her apartment. One Sunday she found the dog dead, and called the ASPCA as they would pick up bodies of dead animals to take them away. They told her they don't do that on Sunday but she could bring it down to headquarters in midtown. She put the dog in a large suitcase and got on the subway. When the train doors opened at an intermediary stop, an apparent teenager grabbed the suitcase, fled the train, and ran away with it.
    2) I used to treat a woman in her 70s who had a relatively severe bipolar disorder such that she functioned tolerably well parts of her life but still lived in an "adult home" (i.e. flophouse). One day she told me that the trombone case in which she kept her life savings, in her closet, had disappeared. It contained about $175,000 in cash. It was never found, and curiously the incident had no real impact on her life, as she lived on public assistance and never really used any of the money.
     
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    Weird stuff. :) Thank you for sharing!
     
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    One gets an emotional sensation just from seeing the normal decay of everyday, ordinary commercial stuff.

    Of course, too, this stuff in some cases connects to activities and engagements, concerns, and so forth, that people today just don't do.

    Years from now, people will be stunned to see images of our day showing people "texting."
     
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    They preserve the luggages better than United airlines
     
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    I see... Odds and Ends
     
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    Wow neat story
     
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    I took out the psychiatrist on duty one night (ollinger) and escaped. I also took his IDs and am now practicing under his name and posting from two accounts.
     
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    soo childish yet funny
     
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