Months just after finding a treasure trove of historical pictures in the attic of a professional making in Geneva, the collection will be up for auction.

David Whitcomb, a Canandaigua-dependent lawyer, purchased a a few-tale constructing on Seneca Road to broaden his law observe in December. While exploring the property’s 3rd-ground apartment, which he eventually designs to rent out, he discovered a sealed-off attic and its contents, which provided hundreds of vintage items from a switch-of-the century photography studio.

In just days of the Feb. 1, 2021, Democrat and Chronicle post about Whitcomb’s discover, his discovery garnered worldwide interest. Whitcomb and his treasure, which involved a portrait of Susan B. Anthony, was later featured on CNN and in The New York Instances and Smithsonian magazine, amid other publications.

A duplicate of the framed photo is just one of 350 a lot accessible in the future auction slated to choose place up coming thirty day period at 1 Source Auctions, 177 S. Principal St., Canandaigua.

Over-all, the selection surpassed 1,000 things, which include a number of artifacts that Whitcomb kept for himself. What is readily available is posted on the net at

The auction, to be held in individual and online, is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on Sept. 18. Commencing bids array from $25 to $5,000. An open residence is set to take area the night time before the auction and a preview will begin at 1 p.m., two several hours prior to the auction is scheduled to start out.

The vaulted attic at Whitcomb’s Geneva regulation office at 35 Seneca St. was stuffed with vintage pictures, framed pictures and photography products and boxes of elements.