GENEVA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A man in upstate New York found an attic full of priceless photographs.
David Whitcomb bought a building for his law office in Geneva.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Says He Will Not Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations: 'I Never Touched Anyone Inappropriately'
After noticing something strange with the ceiling, he discovered a secret attic.
Inside the space are the remnants of a late 19th century photography studio.READ MORE: Road To Reopening: New York City Arts And Entertainment Venues Allowed To Reopen At 33% Capacity Beginning April 2
One of those pictures was a portrait of suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony taken by photographer James Hale in 1905.
Other photos and glass negatives suggest the building was used by Hale, who was known for photographing leaders in the women’s rights movement.
Whitcomb is working with a local auction house to catalog everything.MORE NEWS: Caught On Camera: Asian Man Brutally Beaten At Lower East Side Subway Station
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