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.
2. When we opened it up, unfortunately the right hinge broke. It’s extremely fragile.
3. The covers of the two compartments on top. The left one was ripped.
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.
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!
6. The bottom of the trunk was filled with even MORE stuff.
7. Creepy book. 1911.
8. Weird pages.
9. I’m afraid to read it aloud.
10. Lots of pictures like these in the book.
11. A Brief History of the United States. 1900?
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…
13. Mason postcard. Anyone know where this is?
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…
15. We found at least four pairs of spectacles in the trunk. They were from a person named ‘Dr. Haux’.
16. These dark ones are the coolest (and possibly the oldest).
17. John Deer Planner.
18. And finally, a map of Northern Europe from the Centennial School Supply Co. It’s a lithograph.
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