In just the last week, I was startled as I turned a page and unexpectedly spotted an object. I was probably thinking of that clump of hair. I was relieved when the item turned out to be a small dried flower, which I didn't mind leaving in the book. I just can't deal with someone's hair.
I have also found some interesting vintage items. Late last year, I found this birth announcement inside a Grace Harlowe book that is a first printing from 1914.
The birth announcement is approximately 3 inches by 2 inches, so it is very small. Ardis Wetzel was born on December 27, 1919. Ardis would be 91 years old if still alive. It is kind of haunting to find a birth announcement that must have been tucked inside the book ever since Ardis was born and most likely remained inside that book for Ardis' entire life.
I found this ultra-neat bookmark inside an Outdoor Girls book that is nearly 100 years old. The bookmark might not be quite that old, but it must be more than 80 years old at the very least.
The Paul Jones Middy is exactly the type of outfit that the Outdoor Girls wear on the covers of all of the books. Visit this website for some information about middies. I especially like seeing the photographs of actual articles of clothing.