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Time capsule dating to 1795 included coins, newspapers…

Blog-1-9-2015-Boston-Time-Capsule [1]It’s all over the news (thank you API): “Time capsule dating to 1795 included coins, newspapers! [2]” The time capsule was embedded in a cornerstone of the historic Massachusetts Statehouse by a group which included Samuel Adams [3] and Paul Revere [4]. The contents, in part, contained a number of coins, a silver plate with one of Paul Revere’s engravings – often used in the creation of the mastheads for various Boston area newspapers, and several late-18th century Boston newspapers. As newspaper collectors ourselves, we’ll be anxious to discover their exact titles and dates. While we have several authentic issues from the 1700’s with either Boston mentions or which were printed in Boston [5], it will be interesting to see if those placed within the capsule were included due to noteworthy content, their containing Paul Revere engravings, or for yet another reason. A video and related article covering the opening of the capsule is available at: 18th Century Time Capsule [2]


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#1 Comment By Mark On 01/27/2015 @ 8:21 am

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