On one of my regular blog haunts, Notebookism, I found link to a fascinating site. Basically, someone found an name book from the 1940s at a flea market, bought it, and is getting help from all sorts of people on the internet to translate and interpret it.
The book is a name book that belonged to a graduating student at a university in China in Shanghai. It is filled with comments from his friends and acquaintances. Amazingly, they have even managed a likely Post Options identification of one of the contributors.