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After the bodies of the brothers were found in cops began digging into the Collyer secrets inside the brownstone. Standing on junk, a cop lifts a box off the floor of the decaying Collyer mansion.

This is the Collyer family studio and music room complete with a pipe organ and a gaslight era chandelier.

This is the Collyer family studio and music room complete with a pipe organ and a gaslight era chandelier.

collyer brownstone | Collyer brothers brownstone, 1947 - Inside the Collyer brownstone: The ...

Collyer brothers brownstone, 1947 - Inside the Collyer brownstone: The story of Harlem's hermits and their hoarding

Collyer brothers brownstone, 1947 - Inside the Collyer brownstone: The story of Harlem's hermits and their hoarding - NY Daily News

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 ...

Collyer brothers brownstone, 1947 - Photos - Inside the Collyer brothers' brownstone

Collyer brothers brownstone, 1947 - Photos - Inside the Collyer brothers' brownstone - NY Daily News

Detectives Joseph Whitmore (l.) and John Laughery look down at the mess inside the Collyer home in 1947. Turns out what they're seeing is actually the body of Langley Collyer. The 61-year-old hermit was found dead in his four-story brownstone under a pile of debris. The brothers had booby trapped their entire home to keep outsiders away, but ultimately Langley fell victim to one of his own tricks.

Collyer Brothers brownstone, 1947 - Photos - Inside the Collyer brothers' brownstone

Collyer brothers brownstone, 1947 - Inside the Collyer brownstone: The story of Harlem's hermits and their hoarding - NY Daily News

collyer brownstone | Collyer brothers brownstone, 1947 - Inside the Collyer brownstone: The ...

Collyer brothers brownstone, 1947 - Photos - Inside the Collyer brothers' brownstone

A chassis of of a vintage automobile was found in the basement of Homer and Langley Collyer's brownstone. The basement also contained secret passages.

The Collyer Brownstone Mansion

Homer and Langley Collyer were reclusive brothers who lived in a four storey brownstone building in Harlem. Eventually their hoarding, reclusive.

Yup, that's a skeleton found among the debris inside the Collyer brownstone.

Collyer Brothers brownstone, 1947 - Photos - Inside the Collyer brothers' brownstone

The Booby Trapped Hoarders Mansion - The Collyer Brothers Documentary

Spilling out! The junk heaved from the Collyer house piles up on Fifth Ave.

Collyer brothers brownstone, 1947 - Photos - Inside the Collyer brothers' brownstone

Collyer brothers brownstone, 1947 - Inside the Collyer brownstone: The story of Harlem's hermits and their hoarding - NY Daily News

Selling a Hoarder’s Home - The Trouble With Stuff - NYTimes.com

Selling a Hoarder’s Home: The Trouble With Stuff

The Collyer Brothers' Harlem Brownstone in Bodies discovered in buried under trash and junk in their home.

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