I had been joking with the guy redoing our bathroom that there was probably untold treasure hidden under the floors and behind the walls, just waiting patiently for 90+ years to be excavated. Yesterday, he handed me something and said, "Well, it's not exactly gold, but it is pretty cool." What he'd found were some scraps of newspaper that were stuffed between a couple of boards.
Unfortunately, there wasn't a date on any of the scraps, and I spent a good long time yesterday trying to sleuth it out. I'm quite sure they're from the Boston Globe, because some of the classified ads say to respond to a particular box number at the "Globe Office." But there were a few obituaries, and I couldn't find them in the Globe's online archives, which go back to 1872. I also did regular Google searches but couldn't come up with anything. I believe the house was built in 1926 (or was it 1925?), and the deaths listed occurred on February 22, so it was likely a paper published February 23–25 in 1923–1926. If anyone is a paying member of Ancestry.com, maybe you can find something there!
I also tried to find something about an article on Lowell's "Great Hall of Architecture" written by Howell Cullinan but came up empty there too.
Look at all the ads for chickens and eggs!
Update: Well, it took longtime reader Mark all of a few minutes to find the Cullinan article, which was published on p. 32 of the Globe on February 25, 1923. COOL! Here's the scrap held up to the actual article from the Globe archives on my monitor: