In case you didn’t know, I’m in love with vintage stuff. My entire house is decorated with furniture from the 50s and 60s, and there are very few days that I don’t wear a vintage dress out and about. For me, vintage items bring sort of a happy nostalgia of times when design in both decor and fashion was just a bit more appealing. But sometimes vintage items aren’t always feel-good: in fact, sometimes they make you seriously think. And that’s the case with these intriguing suitcases that once belonged to mental patients in an asylum.


Each of these suitcases hold an individual story, but they all carry a common thread: their owners brought them into the asylum, but they never made it out. They serve as haunting pieces of mental health history and provide insight to the lives of those who passed away behind locked doors. Head on over to the source to read even more about these fascinating pieces of history. [via Collectors Weekly]

Which of these is most interesting to you?