According to Business Insider news, David Whitcomb bought a building for his law firm for $ 100,000 at the end of 2020. Whitcomb, who took a tour of the building he bought, noticed an old ceiling suspended on the 3rd floor of the building. The young man came across a secret studio with over a thousand antiques on the mezzanine he found.
PORTRAITS OF A FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER FOUND
The secret studio, identified as owned by photographer James Ellery Hale, features 20th-century furniture, cameras, decor, and face portraits, including a rare portrait of Susan B. Anthony.
THEY WAITED AT THE CEILING FOR OVER 100 YEARS
Photographer James Ellery Hale moved to New York the year the first women’s rights convention was signed. The well-known portrait photographer took photos of suffragists in the area. It is said that photographs of Hale have been locked in this attic for over 100 years.
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DOUBLE ITS VALUE
The collection, which took months to identify and clean up after the surprise find, was announced for auction on September 18, with antiques valued at between $ 150,000 and $ 200,000.