This Girl’s Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind… What’s Inside It Is Amazing!

Reddit user epicnesshunter shares a story that could well have been taken right out of a fairy tale (Narnia comes to mind, among others). In her own words:

My Grandfather passed away a few months ago, here is an old trunk we found in his garage. What was inside was amazing.

It truly was. Here it is:

1. Here is the chest. It was found in my Grandparents’ garage in a closet. Only my grandfather knew everything about it and only my grandmother and him knew it existed.

This Girl's Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind... What's Inside It Is Amazing!

2. When we opened it up, unfortunately the right hinge broke. It’s extremely fragile.

This Girl's Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind... What's Inside It Is Amazing!

3. The covers of the two compartments on top. The left one was ripped.

This Girl's Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind... What's Inside It Is Amazing!

4. Here is the underside of the lid. I couldn’t find the art anywhere online, so if you recognize it please let me know.

This Girl's Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind... What's Inside It Is Amazing!

5. Here are the two compartments uncovered. We were truly shocked to find hundreds of letters and other items dating back to the early 1900’s!

This Girl's Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind... What's Inside It Is Amazing!

6. The bottom of the trunk was filled with even MORE stuff.

This Girl's Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind... What's Inside It Is Amazing!

7. Creepy book. 1911.

This Girl's Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind... What's Inside It Is Amazing!

8. Weird pages.

This Girl's Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind... What's Inside It Is Amazing!

9. I’m afraid to read it aloud.

This Girl's Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind... What's Inside It Is Amazing!

10. Lots of pictures like these in the book.

This Girl's Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind... What's Inside It Is Amazing!

11. A Brief History of the United States. 1900?

This Girl's Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind... What's Inside It Is Amazing!

12. One of hundreds of letters. Most of the letters dealt with farming, since he was a farmer in New Mexico and Oklahoma. As we went further into the chest, we discovered even more about his fascinating life, and not all letters were so menial…

This Girl's Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind... What's Inside It Is Amazing!

13. Mason postcard. Anyone know where this is?

This Girl's Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind... What's Inside It Is Amazing!

14. Then I found this box that I would assume once held a Colt Revolver. There was even a bullet and gun cleaner inside, along with some other stuff…

This Girl's Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind... What's Inside It Is Amazing!

15. We found at least four pairs of spectacles in the trunk. They were from a person named ‘Dr. Haux’.

This Girl's Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind... What's Inside It Is Amazing!

16. These dark ones are the coolest (and possibly the oldest).

This Girl's Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind... What's Inside It Is Amazing!

17. John Deer Planner.

This Girl's Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind... What's Inside It Is Amazing!

18. And finally, a map of Northern Europe from the Centennial School Supply Co. It’s a lithograph.

This Girl's Grandfather Passes Away Leaving An Old Dusty Trunk Behind... What's Inside It Is Amazing!

Source: Imgur.

Via Reddit.

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