The Century Chest

Here there be treasure.

“On April 22, 1913, a “Century Chest” was buried in the basement of the First English Lutheran Church (now the First Lutheran Church of Oklahoma City) at 1300 North Robinson. The ceremony was witnessed by a capacity crowd including Governor Lee Cruce and other notable Oklahoma residents.

Through a century of dutiful vigilance the congregation of the First Lutheran Church has guarded the Century Chest in order that on April 22, 2013, the chest would be unearthed and the past would come alive. The church has partnered with the Oklahoma Historical Society to ensure the treasures of 1913 are preserved and exhibited at the Oklahoma History Center.” (From Oklahoma History)

Some of the beautiful and well-preserved items found:

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Kodak camera

 

 

 

 

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Graphophone

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Wax cylinders for graphophone

 

 

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What a wonderful glimpse into the world of 100 years ago. Many other items were included, and will be preserved and curated by the state.

The Old Wolf has spoken.

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