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Bridge to the past: Massachusetts opens 220-year-old time capsule

Executive Director of the Massachusetts Archives, Michael Comeau, and MFA conservator Pam Hatchfield open a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Executive Director of the Massachusetts Archives, Michael Comeau, and MFA conservator Pam Hatchfield open a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6,...more

Executive Director of the Massachusetts Archives, Michael Comeau, and MFA conservator Pam Hatchfield open a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Conservator Pam Hatchfield removes a newspaper from a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Conservator Pam Hatchfield removes a newspaper from a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Conservator Pam Hatchfield removes a newspaper from a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Newspapers removed from a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, sit in archival boxes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Newspapers removed from a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, sit in archival boxes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Newspapers removed from a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, sit in archival boxes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Coins, including a copper medal depicting George Washington (lower L), sit in an archival box after being removed from a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6, 2015.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Coins, including a copper medal depicting George Washington (lower L), sit in an archival box after being removed from a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts,...more

Coins, including a copper medal depicting George Washington (lower L), sit in an archival box after being removed from a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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An engraved silver plate removed from a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

An engraved silver plate removed from a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

An engraved silver plate removed from a time capsule, which was placed under a cornerstone of the State House in 1795, on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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