I could not find any thread like this, but barkeeps, please merge if I missed something. I will shortly start posting pics from several old newspapers and one partial copy of LIFE magazine discovered under old carpeting removed from my house three years ago, while we were having new flooring installed. It was common for homeowners and renovators in the day to use newspapers to "even out" dips and even holes when installing carpeting, underlay or floor boards. I also learned from our carpenter that the old "blown insulation" in our attic is actually micro-shredded newspaper! We discovered several partial pieces of legible newsprint, but it dissolved on picking it up, so nothing referenced from that. Have you discovered anything hidden in your vintage home while doing repairs or renos? My home was built in 1900, and clearly flooring work was done in both 1939 and 1948, as evidenced by the dates of the papers. Curiously, they had kept a 1945 edition of LIFE, only to use it to even up the floors in 1948.