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Old 04-29-2019, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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My mother in law died a little over a year ago and we're just now getting ready to sell the house and we're in the process of moving everything out.

Goodwill gets a bunch and all children and grandchildren take what they want.

I happened upon a stack of half a dozen newspapers, the full newspaper and not just the front page, and here is one example:

https://i.imgur.com/z6awBpk.jpg

This almost got tossed out with the junk!

The Indianapolis Star special edition celebrating VJ Day and the end of the war in the pacific with the *** surrender.

I also have the Indianapolis Star celebrating our victory in Europe over the Nazi's.

Also about four papers covering the Kennedy assassination.

Not a huge collection, about ten papers in all, but the important stuff.

I am going to get newspaper frames and hang them on the walls of my home office.

Why did she keep these? Nobody knows for sure but her future husband was serving in the Pacific at the time.

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Old 04-29-2019, 12:09 PM
 
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lucky!

i would love to have those.
2-3 years ago i tore a bunch of old linoleum out of the utility room floor of my current house, built around 1942. turns out they had used layers of newspaper underneath to provide padding. i didn't find anything as cool as your example, but it was fun to read old snuffy smith comics and various ads from 1943 from newspapers that went out of business many years ago.
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Old 04-29-2019, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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How wonderful to have those....

the end of the war was long in coming and there was much celebration. Enough to keep the papers...plus sinking of the Indianapolis was huge too.

Save newspapers correctly, as they become fragile. Archival materials, ie special tape, papers etc., can be found online with instructions.
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Old 04-29-2019, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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How wonderful to have those....

the end of the war was long in coming and there was much celebration. Enough to keep the papers...plus sinking of the Indianapolis was huge too.

Save newspapers correctly, as they become fragile. Archival materials, ie special tape, papers etc., can be found online with instructions.
I think given the age, 74 years, they are in pretty good shape. A little yellowing but all in all not bad.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:18 PM
 
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I have a paper dated August 31,1939. Toward the bottom of the first page is a small article reporting the Germans claimed polish soldiers had attacked a small German out post........
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Old 04-30-2019, 02:02 AM
 
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Why did she keep these? Nobody knows for sure but her future husband was serving in the Pacific at the time.
Almost everyone kept these things. They were important historical events and important memories.

When I was a kid my parents bought a house that had belonged an elderly couple. They left a steamer trunk in the attic. When I went through it discovered old newspapers for V-E and V-J Day. There were also old Life and Look magazines for the Kennedy assassination and Man on the Moon. RFK and MLK's assassinations and other historical events. I still have these items.

I'm only jealous of a man who lives near me: About three years ago after he moved into an old house and was remodeling it, he discovered a hidden wall. Behind the wall was about 9 cases of 85-year-old bourbon that was left over from Prohibition. It must be as smooth as water by now and worth a small fortune. Apparently, the owner of the house died in the 1920's and no one discovered his secret hooch stash until about 2016.
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Old Yesterday, 02:15 PM
 
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My mother in law died a little over a year ago and we're just now getting ready to sell the house and we're in the process of moving everything out.

Goodwill gets a bunch and all children and grandchildren take what they want.

I happened upon a stack of half a dozen newspapers, the full newspaper and not just the front page, and here is one example:

https://i.imgur.com/z6awBpk.jpg

This almost got tossed out with the junk!

The Indianapolis Star special edition celebrating VJ Day and the end of the war in the pacific with the *** surrender.

I also have the Indianapolis Star celebrating our victory in Europe over the Nazi's.

Also about four papers covering the Kennedy assassination.

Not a huge collection, about ten papers in all, but the important stuff.

I am going to get newspaper frames and hang them on the walls of my home office.

Why did she keep these? Nobody knows for sure but her future husband was serving in the Pacific at the time.
I noticed in the bottom left of the Indy newspaper a little blurb called "Jim Crow Says". Is this a coincidence with Jim Crow treatment of black Americans?
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Old Yesterday, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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You might consider getting them deacidified if you want to keep them a long time.
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Old Yesterday, 02:53 PM
 
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Somewhere around here I have, I think, a box of old newspapers. I don't remember what the subjects were, or where the box went to, but here's four of them I had pics of. I think I had planned to try and sell them but :
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Old Yesterday, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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And we all have newspapers.com, which is a time sink you can vanish into.

Nothing like the real thing, but hundreds of thousands of facsimiles come close.
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