Monday, November 5, 2012

Collyer Brothers brownstone, 1947

If the show "Hoarders" had been around in the 1940s, the eccentric Collyer brothers would have been prime candidates. After years of living as hermits in their Harlem brownstone, Homer and Langley were found dead in their home in 1947. They were surrounded by 140 tons of trash they'd collected, ranging from musical instruments to baby carriages, stacks of newspapers to a horse's jawbone and even a human skeleton. Take a look inside their New York City brownstone ...

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