NY Daily News
The Green-Wood Cemetery in New York is full of buried things, mostly corpses, but a recent discovery shows the findings of an old time capsule. The Capsule had very historic books within its walls. A construction worker found the capsule, which has been dated back to 1954.
There are more than just dead bodies buried in Green-Wood cemetery.
A construction worker last week discovered a time capsule filled with historic books hidden inside a wall of the landmark cemetery’s crematorium.
The weathered metal box entitled “Green-Wood 1838-1954” was likely squirreled away in the wall in 1954 and included six books detailing the history of the 478-acre cemetery.
“It's exciting to know that people in 1954 wanted to leave something in terms of the cemetery legacy for us to find,” said cemetery historian Jeff Richman.
Retired Brooklyn College Professor Anthony Cucchiara, an expert in water damaged artifacts, ordered cemetery staff to freeze the books in an attempt to keep them from fading further.