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David Maisel – Abandoned Cremation Canisters

From his site…
“Library of Dust depicts individual copper canisters, each containing the cremated remains of patient from a state-run psychiatric hospital. The patients died at the hospital between 1883 (the year the facility opened, when it was called the Oregon State Insane Asylum) and the 1970’s; their bodies have remained unclaimed by their families.”

These canister photos are brilliant, and then so is the rest of his work on the page. Go have a looksie.

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