Time Capsule
December 7, 2008

I have always had a love for "old things." If I found an ad, a magazine, a newspaper clipping, radio ... whatever ... that was "old," I was in heaven. I poured over photo albums, fascinated by the changes in clothes or hair or even body types. I noticed the "old-timey" fonts well before I could name them. The way that little curlicues or plain lines were added to newspapers or ads.

So when our church decided to build a family bathroom that was accessible and we pulled out the "cornerstone" which held the church's time capsule, I knew I wanted to take pictures and scans of as much stuff as possible. Unfortunately, I completely forgot about it last weekend - the holiday and some various "real life" issues kind of distracted me. Then I got sick this week and didn't go over Saturday ... so today after service, I had my computer, scanner and camera with me and proceeded into a back room with all the stuff that had been inside the time capsule.

The time capsule is a copper box which was welded shut and placed in the A.D. 1964 cement block near the front door. Inside were newspapers from 1914 and 1963 ... photos ... bulletins ... magazines ... meeting notes ... all sorts of stuff.

One of my favourites, though, was a little envelope with a small card inside ... marked Ladies Aid 1924 ... and 3 pennies: 1902, 1916 and 1963. Of course I scanned the pennies!

1902 Indian Head Penny

One of my other favourite things, though, I admit it. I love old marketing things. Whether it's an ad or packaging, I'm just fascinated. This was one of my favourites from a directory:

Elebel Brothers Pianos

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PandoraWilde said:

Awesome stuff!

December 8, 2008 5:13 PM
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