Time Capsule: September 2, 1945

During some clearing of the basement I spied a crumpled section of newspaper jammed into the space between a beam and the concrete floor of what was the original porch, but what is now the foyer. Eventually I managed to pull it out and it turned out to be the classifieds section of the Los Angeles Times, dated September 2, 1945.

I’m not sure of the reason why the paper was wedged into this space, other than to plug a gap that may have developed at that time.

Later on I uncrumpled the mostly mangled pages and took pix of some of the ads and stuff, which you can view in this photoset.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."