Tompkins County Public Library

Friday, October 4, 2013

TCPL is able to display the Willard Suitcases and Jon Crispin’s Photographs

Having learned from the New York State Museum that for legal reasons the Library would not be able to display the actual Willard Suitcases, arrangements were made to borrow artifacts from the Romulus Historical Society museum instead.  And professional photographer Jon Crispin, who is currently working on a documentation of the Willard Suitcases and their contents, very generously loaned prints for us to display.

Subsequently we learned from the State Museum that arrangements had been made for us to borrow a suitcase and the possession of two patients. These are now on display in the exhibit cases in the Avenue of the Friends together with artifacts from the Romulus Historical Society and Jon Crispin's prints. The two patients, Ethel and Margaret, both had ties with Ithaca which brings the history this exhibit has to tell very close to home.

The exhibit will be on display until November 6. 

Two programs are planned on October 5 when Darby Penney will talk, and October 24 when Craig Williams, curator at NY State Museum, and Jon Crispin will talk about the exhibit and the importance of keeping a detailed photographic record of these suitcases.

No comments:

Post a Comment