Lost Photos
(an IRS-registered 501c3 charitable non-profit corporation)

  • Our Mission                                   

    Our Mission

    To collect and preserve historical photos and other media, make the material available to the public online at no cost, and return the material to surviving family members on request.

  • A Word From John                                   

    A Word From John

    I started collecting lost photos after doing a project for my father.  He was keeper of the Perkins family archives, storing several generations of family photos.  A few years ago I set about scanning the entire archive, around 23,000 photos I think.  I finished that project and gave him a copy of the complete archive.  I sometimes ask him about some of those pictures (Who is this?  When did that happen?  Do you remember such-and-such happening?) but it bugs me that we don't know who a lot of the people are in the older photos.

    I visit auctions, swapmeets, and thrift stores and I occasionally find photo albums or packets of photos from a few years back to over 100 years ago.  It bugs me the same way as my family archive- so many memories, so much time, so much history lost, all these photos destined for...what, a dumpster in back of some anonymous junk store?

    I started this project because I wanted to preserve what I could of the lives and memories of the people that took these photos.

    There is an extensive FAQ here.  If you have any questions or complaints, that's where to start.

    Click on the link for each family under the Photos tab to see the page for that family.

    If you are one of the people in these photos, if you know any of the people in these photos, or if you still have any questions, please contact me here.

    >>> If there is any information you want to add to this site- especially genealogy info- please contact me here.

  • Photos                                   

    Photos


    Family 1  (my family)

    Since the rule of thumb for this page is to include photos that are at least 20-25 years old, most of the Family 1 photos are from the 1970's and 1980's. I haven't included the Perkins family archive because there are a number of people in them that I know and who are currently alive.  I know the photographers for many of these photos.  In creating this page, for Family 1, I am working under several conditions requested by various people as to which photos I can and can't post.  For this reason, the Family 1 photos posted here consist mainly of a trolley museum, cats, my early childhood, and my high school (graduated 1989). There are currently (as of April 1, 2016) 151 images in this set.


    Family 2
    Nothing written on the backs of these photos.  99 images in this set.


    Family 3
    Many notes.  265 images in this set.


    Family 4
    Many notes.  1,447 images in this set.


    Family 5
    A few notes.  419 images in this set.


    Family 6
    A few notes.  254 images in this set.


    Family 7
    Many notes.  747 images in this set.


    Family 7A
    From a montage included with family 7.  10 images in this set.


    Family 8
    148 images in this set.


    Family 9
    29 images in this set.


    Family 10
    45 images in this set.


    Family 11
    78 images in this set.


    Family 12
    305 images in this set.


    Family 13
    118 images in this set.


    Family 14
    48 images in this set.


    Family 15
    479 images in this set.


    Family 16
    517 images in this set.


    Family 17
    87 images in this set.


    Family 18
    Schloesser Family
    1,344 images in this set.


    Family 19,  Family 19-A
    2,585 images in this set.


    Family 20
    Caulfield/Ritter/Southard Family
    619 images in this set.


    Family 21
    Multi-Family
    1,989 images in this set.


    Family 22
    1,535 images in this set.

  • Donations

    Donations

    If you have a batch of photos that you want to donate, please contact us here.  You can get an invoice and declare the photos as charitable donations on your taxes.

    If you are a person or company and you want to donate equipment, you can get an invoice and declare that as a charitable contribution as well.  We currently have several 8.5 x 11 flatbed scanners and a Wolverine single slide scanner.  We could use any flatbed scanner with a larger surface area and/or a slide scanner with an automatic feeder.  Please contact us here.

    If you want to donate funds to Lost Photos, please click on the donate button below.  Contributions go toward equipment, increased hosting space, and scanning hours/employee time.  If we get an angel donor, our goals include at least 1 full time employee and perpetual hosting for the photos.

    Here is our donations page at Crowdrise.

   Family 12 

305  images in this set.

Research/Genealogy:

No first/last names, no connections.

 

Cast:

No first/last names, no connections.

 

Photos:

March 1974
       

August 1974 Reds Meadow
       

April 1976
       

June 1977
                           

October 1978
   

March 1979
           

April 1979
                                                   

October 1979
                                   

November 1979
                                               

March 1980
                                                                                                                                   

July 1981
                       

November 1981 2nd Bedroom Usually Have To Sleep Under Nets At Night So Bugs Dont Get Us
   

November 1981 Beach Just Before We Get To Las Animas Picture Taken Facing North
   

November 1981 Better View Of The Main Patio The Kitchen Is Off To Uncle Dons Left
   

November 1981 Bonnie Dad And Uncle Don At Las Animas
   

November 1981 Dad And Bonnie Walking On Our Beach Look For Green Grass See How Far From Hotel Or Condo
   

November 1981 Dad And Gary Getting Ready To Fish
   

November 1981 Dad Enjoying The Party
   

November 1981 Dad On The Main Patio You Can Guess What Kind Of Night He Had
   

November 1981 Fish On A Stick We Fixed At Las Animas
   

November 1981 Gary Got This One Just Behind Him
   

November 1981 Gingo Culch
   

November 1981 Las Animas Looking North
   

November 1981 Las Animas Our House Is On The Rock To The Right
   

November 1981 Looking Down From Main Patio To Master Bedroom
   

November 1981 Looking The Other Way On Top Of The Oceana Hotel
   

November 1981 Looking Towards The South From Our Room At Costa Vida
   

November 1981 Mismaloya
   

November 1981 Our House At Las Animas Can You See Shirley The Elephant
   

November 1981 Part Of Downtown Look At The Seahorse
   

November 1981 Sunset At Costa Vida
   

November 1981 This Is Another View Of The 2nd Bedroom
   

November 1981 This Is At Boca De Tomatlan We Take A Ponga To Las Animas From Here
   

November 1981 This Is At Mismaloya
   

November 1981 This Is At The Harbor Or Real Close To It
   

November 1981 This Is At The Ocena Hotel Where I Stand My First Night This Trip Downtown Vallarta Behind Uncle Don And The Malecon Boardwalk
   

November 1981 This Is The Kitchen At Las Animas Up Behind The Main Patio
   

November 1981 This Is The Town Square They Decorate This Each Sundeay For A Festival Or Something
   

November 1981 This Is Where We Usually Got And Eat At Las Animas Tacho Is Our Friend A Real Person
   

November 1981 This Pictures Is Taken From Cost Vida Towards Las Animas
   

November 1981 Uncle Don Dad And Bonnie Helping Gary Bring In His Fish While We Were Eating
   

November 1981 Uncle Don Enjoying The View From The Master Bedroom Patio At Las Animas
   

November 1981 Uncle Don Notice Coconuts In Background We Didnt Have Electricity This Trip So We Put Gas In The Coconuts
   

November 1981
                                   

December 1982
   

February 1983 Big Bear CA
       

February 1983 Vickis Car Big Bear CA
   

August 1983
                                                                                                                                           

Dad Is Holding 2 Lobsters
   

J And K
       

J Putting Up Tent Need Some Help
   

Jay And I Elephant Now In Front Of Our House Bought From Owners And Moved To Las Animas Ledge Im On Is Foot Pond You Step In Before Go To House Dont Track In Sand
   

Jay At Lion Country Safari
   

Lil Bon Bon And Baby
   

This Is A Box Boy I Use To Work W At Alpha Beta He Was Going To School In Goud To Be A Doctor He Brought His Dog Too
   

This is The First Time I Went Down To Vallarta Before Cost Vida They Don't Have Screen On The Windows
   

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