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These Heartwarming Vintage “Bookmarks” Will Make You Smile

 How many of you like using bookmarks for your current reads? These days, with a variety of cool and unique options available, book lovers find delight in using fancy bookmarks for their favorite books. However, before the concept of using bookmarks became the norm, people used ordinary objects to mark one's place in a book. In this collection of pictures we have shared below, you will find some charming and some odd vintage objects that were discovered in old books. From a lock of hair to old band-aids, these are some truly unique things people ended up using as bookmarks. 

1. A lock of hair from 1879 found in a book.

Forgotten Bookmarks
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2. A four-leaf clover was discovered in a German songbook.

Forgotten Bookmarks
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3. An old news report about a bridal shower found inside a 1940s Bible.

Forgotten Bookmarks, Bible
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4. A vintage photograph of three young men found in an old WW1 book.

Forgotten Bookmarks WW1
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5. A McDonald's receipt from 1996 still in perfectly good and readable condition was preserved in a book for more than two decades.

Forgotten Bookmarks McDonald's
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6. A children’s book from 1977 still has promotional Band-Aids inside!

Forgotten Bookmarks Band-Aids
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7. An old Blockbuster membership card that worked well as a bookmark for someone. 

Forgotten Bookmarks membership card
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8. A postcard from 1979 was found in a book that someone had borrowed from the library. 

Forgotten Bookmarks the library
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9. Three drawings of a unicorn found inside the 1983 edition of the novel 'The Last Unicorn'.

Forgotten Bookmarks unicorn
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10. An old print ad for a Kodak film and some clue cards in a library book.

Forgotten Bookmarks
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11. Two postcards (one paper, one leather) found in a very old book at a garage sale, postmarked 1906.

Forgotten Bookmarks
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12. An 1880 Methodist bookmark found in an 1885 book.

Forgotten Bookmarks Methodist bookmark
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13. A vintage matted photograph found in the book “The Philosophy of History” by Rev. A. Schade. The book was published by the author, in 1899.

Forgotten Bookmarks
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14. A “Reward of Merit” card found in a 1901 “Masters of Art” booklet.

Forgotten Bookmarks
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15. Well, this is odd. Someone used a 1950s book advertisement page as a bookmark in an old cookbook.

Forgotten Bookmarks book advertisement
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