The suitcases were discovered on shelves in the abandoned attic of Willard's sheltered workshop building.
Josephine S.'s 19th century valise contained family photographs, books and dishes.
Unopened suitcases awaiting transport to storage at the New York State Museum's warehouse.
The top layer of one of Margaret D's 18 trunks and boxes: travel photos from the 1930s, souvenir postcards and maps, clothing and fine china.