Months following locating a treasure trove of historic photographs in the attic of a professional developing in Geneva, the assortment will be up for auction.

David Whitcomb, a Canandaigua-primarily based lawyer, acquired a 3-story developing on Seneca Avenue to broaden his law practice in December. While exploring the property’s 3rd-flooring apartment, which he eventually strategies to rent out, he learned a sealed-off attic and its contents, which bundled hundreds of vintage merchandise from a switch-of-the century images studio.

In days of the Feb. 1, 2021, Democrat and Chronicle report about Whitcomb’s come across, his discovery garnered international consideration. Whitcomb and his treasure, which incorporated a portrait of Susan B. Anthony, was later featured on CNN and in The New York Moments and Smithsonian magazine, amid other publications.

A duplicate of the framed picture is one of 350 loads offered in the impending auction slated to choose area subsequent month at A single Supply Auctions, 177 S. Most important St., Canandaigua.

Total, the assortment surpassed 1,000 things, which include numerous artifacts that Whitcomb saved for himself. What is accessible is posted on the internet at

The auction, to be held in particular person and on line, is scheduled to get started at 3 p.m. on Sept. 18. Starting off bids assortment from $25 to $5,000. An open household is established to get spot the night right before the auction and a preview will begin at 1 p.m., two hours in advance of the auction is scheduled to begin.

The vaulted attic at Whitcomb’s Geneva legislation office at 35 Seneca St. was crammed with vintage images, framed pictures and photography gear and boxes of products.