Washington, DC

Thanks to Eric for sending this cool find from Petworth: “The quarantine time at home gave me time to search, and I located this 1892 Columbian Half Dollar in a forgotten drawer. I found this digging out a garden in our 1926 Petworth rowhouse about 12 years ago.

These coins were printed in 1892 and 1893 for the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago (aka Chicago World’s Fair), which ‘celebrated’ the 500th anniversary of Columbus’s voyage and discovery.

Not in the best of shape, but 90% silver. Pretty cool. Now I need to go do more yard digging!”

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.

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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.

Thanks to John for sending: ” These pics of JFK and RFK have been in my 1937 garage for a long while. Nice piece of 20th century history next to a 21st century electric car charging station.” Read More

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Thanks to Victoria for sending: ” I found this empty can of sardines from the old Sea Lion canning factory in Lubec, Maine, which closed a decade ago. From the look of the closing mechanism I’m guessing it’s from the forties. Neat!”

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.

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Thanks to Derrick for sending from his 1927 row house in Trinidad:

“I was renovating the back addition of my house, which was a screen porch, eventually converted to a room. We removed the baseboards and came across these. Baseball card from 1964, a 1930s wheat penny, some child’s drawings, newspapers from the 50’s and a pin for Glen Echo Park. Not sure of date.”

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.

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Ah this is a super cool one. Thanks to much to Fred for sharing this find:

“I had the plaster taken down from my staircase wall of my home in SE DC a few years ago and found some old advertisements.

Did some research and was thinking of picking up the trail again. Here is what I know after sift through the archives. Perhaps your readers have more insight. There is definitely more of this on the second floor of the home, just have not uncovered it yet. Read More

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Thanks to Susan for sending: “I found about ten newspapers from the 1940s under a linoleum floor covering in my rowhouse in Capitol Hill. Perhaps used as insulation or cushioning?”

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.

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Thanks to Eric for sending: “Two matchbooks and what I think is a bus transfer from 1960. Found in the ash dump of my fireplace of all places, Petworth.”

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.

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