Time capsules are a snapshot of history.  A lot of time capsules that have been opened recently were sealed in the 1940s or 1950s, times that we have clear pictorial evidence of.  We see the "Easy-Bake Oven" of yesteryear looks very similar to today's, though the color scheme has changed... and the idea of what's child-safe is clearly questionable.  Newspaper clippings included in the capsule detail what was important to its creator; inventions, social events, etc, that later became test questions for us in Junior High.

But what if a time capsule from the Revolutionary War was opened?  The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston did just that.  Buried in 1795, click here to see what Paul Revere and Samuel Adams included in their capsule.

Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images
Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images
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