This trunk is like a time capsule, containing souvenirs, diplomas, shells, and letters, among other things. The items belonged to two sisters, Katherine and Frances Eliza Little, who lived in Newbury, Massachusetts. They both died of tuberculosis while young women, Katherine in 1907 at age twenty-one and Eliza in 1917 at age twenty-seven. We believe a family member put all these objects together after the sisters had died. The trunk tells the story of their lives.
What kinds of objects would you put in a time capsule to tell people in the future about your life?