The box appeared to be unremarkable. A thin layer of dust had accumulated on its lid, and it didn’t seem to close properly. However, hidden inside was an astonishing trove of artifacts – and they concerned some of the most important episodes in modern American history.
A Michigan woman who goes by the online name “Doggetofftheqcekmty” published photos of the find on imgur in July 2017. She had stumbled upon the box while digging around in her grandpa’s closet, but initially she wasn’t all that impressed.
“It’s not a very good box,” she wrote. The real value of the object, however, lay in its contents. You see, inside was a stash of historical documents. Some of them, like this tattered high school diploma, had special personal value but little wider significance. Others, however, documented events of exceptional public importance.