Thanks to Ralston for sending:
“When renovating a bathroom in my apartment In Dupont Circle I found newspapers packed around a pipe. This article from one of those newspapers (still pretty crinkled despite my best, careful efforts) reports on the flowers sent to the family of John Hay on the occasion of his death in July 1905. Note the reference to President and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt & King Edward VII. Research confirmed that my building was built in 1905 – and the pipe was still being held firmly in place by newspaper wedged in the wall over a century later!”
If you have a photo of a neat find from your house or place of work please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail.com thanks. Please let me know where/what neighborhood you found it in too. Thanks.