Back before you flush half your day down the toilet called Instagram, people read books. I used to read a couple of books a month before the internet was in my pocket. I even had the same cool, and sort of wholesome bookmark for years. A pic of me and my grandfather fishing. Miss you, G-Pa.
1. 1950s Book Advertisement used as a bookmark in a old cook book my grandma gave me.
u/chaoticviridity 2. Found in an Edgar Allen Poe Anthology. Heartwarming. The “minion” mentioned is this bookmark. 🙂
u/Snailsaretheraddest 3. Dunno if it was used as a bookmark, but the front and back of a bible study invite, found in a book based on serial killers Leonard lake and Charles Ng.
u/Punkposer83 4. Matted photograph, found in “The Philosophy of History” by Rev. A. Schade. Published by the author, 1899.
u/unmoderated 5. Two post cards (one paper, one leather) found in a very old book at a garage sale, postmarked 1906.
u/mistermajik2000 6. I sure hope Marge got a chance to read this before it came to me.
SOURCE 7. Circa 1880 Methodist bookmark, found in an 1885 book.
u/BurckhardtZizek 8. Found this in the french translation of Lolita, but I hope it’s from another book. It says, “as a memory of good days spent together (if you have already read this book, send it back through Mrs *?*, my librarian will exchange it)”.
SOURCE 9. Turns out her appointment wasn’t for 5 more years.
u/zombie_poncho 10. When Life Gives You Lululemons.
u/ollyvits 11. Newspaper clipping in The Ultimate Evil
u/Frito_Bandito1 12. In a book about demons and witchcraft.
u/LeotasNephew 13. As a librarian, I see a lot of forgotten bookmarks. The one I found today in this book is a new favorite.
SOURCE 14. Found a postcard from 1979 in a copy of Little Fires Everywhere that I borrowed from the library. I collect postcards so this is amazing!
u/dberna243 15. A McDonalds receipt from 1996 in a book that my grandpa gave me (this receipt is 3 years older than me!)
u/phatbinchicken 16. Self defence guide forgotten bookmark!
u/thisnamespace 17. A 4 leaf clover in a german songbook.
u/Noahika500 18. Cool vintage bookmark I found.
u/clark3000mkp 19. Film offer in the title page, Clue cards in page 152. Stephen King’s Dark Half.
u/ChumRoVin 20. Found in a book published in 1899.
u/_lucidity 21. Found in an old WW1 book.
u/gab1606 22. “Reward of Merit” found in a 1901 “Masters of Art” booklet,
SOURCE 23. Children’s book from 1977 still has promotional Band-Aids inside
u/unklethan 24. Found in the book “A Game of Thrones” at a Goodwill in Atlanta, Georgia. It reads “what if they don’t love me back?” And “Ah, but what if they do..”
u/nickfraser98 25. Three drawings of a unicorn found in „The Last Unicorn“ (’83)
u/pologono 26. Weird Al concert ticket used to bookmark a Harry Potter book. Pretty good summary of who I was a decade ago.
u/YellowFlickerBeat 27. In a bible from the 1940s.
u/[deleted] 28. Found in a copy of The Secret Life of Bees. 🙂
u/iliakate 29. Lock of hair from 1879 “from a friend” found in a book about the meaning of flowers.
u/DoLetThePigeon 30. Found someone’s 116 year old travel itinerary tucked in an antique Guidebook to Paris.
u/LickNux More wholesome pics: