So Bob assembled a demolition crew and they began to peel back layer upon layer of old flooring, to open up the room, so that the sill and joists could be repaired.
Along the way, they uncovered some interesting materials sandwiched between layers.
This one is particularly interesting:
The Cherry Sisters were apparently renowned for being the world’s worst Vaudeville Act and audiences often pelted them with vegetables. (It is quite a sad story, actually.)