66 Years Ago Today… “Will Homer’s Burial Today Lure Langley?”

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PM Daily, April 1, 1947
“Will Homer’s Burial Today Lure Langley?
They will bury 65-year-old Homer Collyer today in a casket with bronze trimmings at the Cypress Hill Cemetery… And the big question is whether Homer’s brother, the missing Hermit from 2078 Fifth Avenue, will turn up at the service…
At 8:3 a.m. they started to move the dust-encrusted books. By 3 p.m. they had removed 2,987 volumes, most of them said to be of little value, medical books from the senior Collyer’s library – he was a well-known gynecologist – and books of law and engineering. Homer was an admiralty lawyer, Langley an engineer…
A collector’s item was a New York Telephone Directory for 1908…
… At least one legend was true: Langley did have a Ford car in the house…
One of several pianos was carried out. It was a Steinway…”
Photos by John De Biase, PM

(To be continued…)

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