Experience Designer Sarah Di Domenico paid $40 for a metal trunk marked 'O.MAJID' at a Toronto antique store's closing sale. Inside the trunk she found a stash of love letters and photographs dating back to the 1950s. The love letters, addressed to Omar Majid, were from several different women.
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The letters, schoolbooks filled with poetry, fading photographs, shoelaces, made in England, still in their original packaging and a 1946 issue of Esquire, with a price tag of 50 cents all offered clues to the life of Omar. Sarah's search for the mystery man was on.
A Young Man's Follies, Triumphs and trials of youth found in a tin trunk 1940s-1959 is a website that traces the story of a stranger's youth through the things he left in the the tin trunk.
Find out how the story ends