Queens junk removal company DiMola Bros junk finds vintage newspapers
Queens junk removal company DiMola Bros junk finds vintage newspapers, making big discoveries in his own garage
Last week, when I was on an interior demolition job in St. Albans, Queens, I found a giant stack of vintage newspapers. We were gutting out the second-floor full bathroom of a house that was built in the 1920s. As my demolition team was pulling down the ceiling in the corner of the bathroom, this old, yellowish newsprint came raining down on us (pictured below).
The newspapers were from the 1940s, so I brought them back to my personal museum (also known as my office in Ridgewood, Queens) and added them to my collection of antiques. As I flipped through, I was fascinated by various ads — a jewelry sale at the local jeweler; cleaning supplies or services for sale. There was even a house for sale for about $3,000 (I’m disappointed I missed that sale by 70 years. Check out some cost of living comparisons below). Suddenly, I stopped short when I turned the page to find a 1940s Hoover vacuum cleaner.
“I have that!” I shouted, pointing frantically at the page.
Page after page, there were items that I have in my very garage. I became inspired to share them with you.
Over the next few weeks, I will be posting photographs and stories of items that are displayed in both these vintage newspapers and my own garage!
Plus, stay tuned for photos of the Ridgewood Theater, a historic landmark located on Myrtle Avenue in Queens. It’s going to be a supermarket by next year, and, of course, I had to snap some photos before it’s gone (get more info at NYDailyNews.com).
Check out more photos from the bathroom rip-out job!
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