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12 Vintage Items of the Past Found by Chance

 Seeing artifacts or photos of outstanding or extraordinary moments in history is exciting and interesting, but there is a distinct fascination in finding ordinary items of the past. In a way, it makes the people who used them seem more real, and similar to us. Even more so when these items are found accidentally. This photo collection consists of exactly such objects, seemingly regular everyday bits that are real time capsules found by chance. 

1. 110-year-old Crayolas found in the back of a family secretary desk12 Cool Vintage Items Found by Chance, crayons

2. "This very old bottle of cocaine we found in my pharmacy (back in the day cocaine was used as common medicine before the dangers of the drug were known)"12 Cool Vintage Items Found by Chance, cocaine

3. "Found a movie ticket for Forrest Gump in the pocket of a shirt I bought at the thrift store"

12 Cool Vintage Items Found by Chance, Forest Gump movie ticket

4. Mosaics of a Roman villa were found under a vineyard in Negrar, Italy12 Cool Vintage Items Found by Chance, mosaics

Related: 8 Shocking Items Unearthed During a Home Renovation

5. Travel brochure for the World Trade Center found during a home clean12 Cool Vintage Items Found by Chance, travel brochure world trade center

6. A 120-year-old glass plate negative that YouTuber Mathieu Stern found inside a time capsule and then developed, discovering this image of a long-gone kitty12 Cool Vintage Items Found by Chance, developing glass plate negtive

He then colorized the image so we could get a great look at what our feline friend from 1900 really looked like:12 Cool Vintage Items Found by Chance, colorised photo of kitty

7. 1988 Sprite can found in a mall's attic12 Cool Vintage Items Found by Chance, 1988 sprite can

8. A newspaper from 1936 that a man came across in his grandmother’s boxes12 Cool Vintage Items Found by Chance, 1936 newspaper

Related: 18 Vintage Newspaper Headlines
 

8. This "bookmark"  found in an old Shakspeare book is a voting ticket from the Civil War12 Cool Vintage Items Found by Chance, civil war bookmark

Related: These Heartwarming Vintage “Bookmarks” Will Make You Smile

9. A doodle of a bird on a land deed drawn by a 19th-century worker that a digitizer discovered when scanning land deeds from the 1800s12 Cool Vintage Items Found by Chance, 1800s doodle

10. A war savings bond issued in 194312 Cool Vintage Items Found by Chance, A war savings bond issued in 1943

11. Nothing like picking up a book and finding a photo (and autograph) of the author inside12 Cool Vintage Items Found by Chance, photograph

12. A 116-year-old travel itinerary tucked in an antique Guidebook to Paris12 Cool Vintage Items Found by Chance, old travel itinerary

Source of images: Izismile

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