This Man Picked Up a Box of Photo Negatives at an Auction. What He Found Inside Was Priceless

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The buyer took a gamble: he didn’t know what the box contained, but he bid on it anyway. He paid $380 for the mystery box at a low-key Chicago auction house, but its contents, he would soon discover, were worth considerably more.

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The year was 2007, and the buyer was John Maloof, an amateur historian. President of the local history society on Chicago’s northwest side, he had become interested in the neighborhood’s past while working as a realtor.

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