A picture is worth a thousand words... but, sometimes, you need a few more than that.
"I found them years ago and only recently re-found them as I was moving," Gabel told The Huffington Post in an email.
The gorgeous photos range in era, with some dated in the 1940s and 1960s while others appear to be from as early as the 1910s. Most of the photos are of unknown individuals, but some offer small clues to their origins scrawled on the back.
Gabel said she discovered the photos "coming out of a garbage bag on or near Lenox Ave." in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. She doesn't remember the cross streets.
The only names and identities that could be garnered from the photos are from the looped handwriting on the back. There's "Lucy Murdock with daughter Louisa," "Henriette Murdock," and "Annie Bailey, 1944."
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