Vintage Newsprint


In my last post, I mentioned that the chess set we recently received was wrapped up and stored away.  In fact, I’m pretty sure it went untouched for numerous decades.  When we began unwrapping the pieces, we came across one page dated October 6th, 1971… 7 months after my husband was born.

The Oregonian 1971 | Storypiece

With each unwrapped chess piece there was equal parts excitement over the figure and the newsprint that it was wrapped up in.

We found ads for cars…

Vintage Car Ad | Storypiece

And more cars.

Stationwagon Circa 1971 | Storypiece

And if you’re looking for a Pre-Owned Mercedes…

Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz | Storypiece

There were ads for furniture.

Furniture Sets 1971 | Storypiece

And there were countless sports articles.

Sports Section 1971 | Storypiece

All of the paper is crumpled, but unfaded and easily legible.  So what to do with it?  It’s really too cool to just toss.  The wheels are turning, but I’m up for any suggestions.  Let me know what you think in the comments section.