Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Breaking news in my closet!



Underneath some old linoleum which I finally pulled up this AM.



































































These newspaper pages were from March and April 1932.

I wonder what life was like for these people who papered their floor with the Minneapolis Tribune all those years back, during the Great Depression...

7 comments:

Noodleman said...

Well, people didn't actually *paper* the floor. Newspaper was used for insulation between the floorboards and linoleum.

Anonymous said...

Was the camera you used found under the floot too?

Ben Welter said...

Here's a Minneapolis Tribune story that gives you a slice of what life was like -- crimewise, at least -- in the early 1930s:

May 1, 1933: Short-change artist

OctaneBoy said...

Old papers are always a great find. They are among the best windows to the realities of previous generations.

I discovered whole sections of St. Paul papers in my attic; cheap insulation. In one section, I found grandmother's photo and wedding announcement from the summer of 1939.

Cheers.

Honduras Sprout said...

I love that! How exciting to find those old papers and it what seems to be really good condition.

mindy said...

I love that there is a SOCIETY section!

Aaron Ortiz said...

Amazing find, you could have them framed and put on display.