I found the above item today, sticking out between a wall of my house and a waist-high shelving unit just inside the front door. Untattered, it would likely measure 13/16" x 15/16". My guess is that it was left atop the shelving unit (still a great place for leaving almost anything -- change, bills, keys, concert programs, sunglasses, junk mail -- you get the idea) and somehow got swept down into the fraction of an inch between shelf and wall. My other guess is that years of vibrations from footsteps and the front door finally helped bring this small item back into view. I think its reappearance must be recent: my family has lived in this house since 1991, and no one had ever noticed this bit of paper before.
Tearing out old walls, my dad the tileman sometimes found great bits of ephemera. The best: an old Chesterfield package, in perfect shape, minus cellophane, minus cigarettes.
The Chicago Daily News? Wikipedia describes it as an afternoon daily, published from 1876 to 1978.
It just occurred to me that "great bits of ephemera" might be considered redundant. To my mind, any bit of ephemera is great.
Invitation to a dance (On another bit of ephemera)
No job too small (More on Leddy Ceramic Tile)