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20 Times People Stumbled Upon The Most Interesting Historical Mementos

Published 2 weeks ago

It’s always fun to find the old diaries that you wrote or the notes that you scribbled as a kid when going through the old stuff in your parents’ attic. But what’s even more fun is finding notes written by complete strangers in the most unexpected places, like the inside of an old library book or the pocket of a coat you just bought at a flea market. Turns out there’s even a whole subreddit dedicated to these types of notes – it’s called r/FoundPaper, and it’s the place to be if you love these types of forgotten artifacts.

The subreddit has over 147k members that regularly share all sorts of interesting historical mementos they’ve managed to find, and it’s pretty fascinating to see just how many unique stories these simple old pieces of paper can tell. Check out some of the most interesting old notes that people came across in the gallery below!

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#1 Friend Of Mine Just Moved Into A New House. Took Off All The Heating Vents To Paint Them, And This Was Behind One Of Them

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#2 Sad Find Today

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#3 Found On A Collected Airplane Food Tray By Flight Attendant

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#4 “Ain’t I A Peach? Ha, Ha” In A 1895 Bible

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#5 Death Warrant For My 10th Great Grandmother Susannah North Martin, Tried And Convicted At The Salem Witch Trials

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#6 Found Under Windshield

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#7 Found On My Daily Walk —“Wow”

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#8 Prom – April 24, 1970. Found While Walking The Dog This Morning

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#9 Found In My Fortune Cookie….made Me Smile

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#10 Good Advice For Everyone!

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#11 Found This Passive Aggressive Customer Service Letter From 1964 In My Garage

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#12 Found In A Couch Being Re-Upholstered

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#13 Was Told To Post Here: My Cousin Is Using This Bag Which Originally Belonged To Our Great Grandmother For Her Dance Tomorrow Night And Found A Note Which Has Been Hidden For 81 Years

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#14 In The Library

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#15 Paper Found Among My Late Grandmother’s Belongings Talking About The Armistice Ending Ww I

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#16 This Dollar Bill I Found In My Change

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#17 My Mother-In-Law Found A Message In A Bottle Washed Up On The Beach This Weekend. East Coast

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#18 Found (Under) Wallpaper

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#19 This Book From 1892 I Found Inside A Hole In The Wall In A Rental Flat

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#20 Found Tucked Between The Pages Of A Secondhand Textbook I Bought

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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