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 15   

479  images in this set.

Research/Genealogy:

Based on letters included with these photos, Ana appears to be Anna Maria Arroyo, daughter of Maria L Loya and Robert Loya.  Anna attended the Saint Matthias Catholic Girls High School in Huntington Park, CA.  Anna was alive at least as recently as 2008 and may still be alive, so I'm stopping here.

 

Cast:

   Ana Maria Arroyo

 

Photos:

May 1954
   

February 1957
           

July 1958
                           

November 1958
                                                           

1958 Grand Canyon
   

1958
                                                                                                   

May 5, 1962 To Uncle Bob And Auntie Masy From Pats
   

December 1963 8 Yrs Old To Auntie Mary Love Stephen
   

1963 To Auntie Mary Love Berla Age 6
   

1964 Christmas
       

1964
           

January 1, 1965 Big Bear
               

January 1, 1965 Big Bear Illegible
   

January 1, 1965 Big Bear, Rob
   

January 1, 1965 Dad Illegible Big Bear
   

January 1, 1965 Martie Mary Cabin 10500 Dollars
   

January 1, 1965 Rob Dad Big Bear
   

January 2, 1965 0500 PM Sunset On San Gabriel Freeway
   

January 1965 Olvera Street
   

January 1965
       

1965
               

August 1966 Boulder Dam
                       

August 1966 Crater
       

August 1966 Hannegan's Meadow
       

August 1966 Sunset Crater
           

August 1966 Zion Canyon
           

1967
   

1968 New Years Parade
       

1968 New Years Parade Margarita From Chile SA
   

1968
   

January 10, 1970 To Uncle Bob Aunt Mary Ree And Rob With Love Mark And Margo
   

March 28, 1970 0330 AM Angeles Crest Back Of Mount Wilson Comet Bennett
   

New Year 1973
           

May 1974
           

1975
   

January 1977
       

March 1977
   

March 3, 1979
   

March 1979
                       

June 1979
                       

November 1979 15 Note Vehicle Assembly Building Kennedy Space Center
   

November 1979
                                                       

January 1980
                                           

March 9, 1980 Seal Beach CA LtoR Anna Daugh Paula Dinlaw Robby Son Mary Bobs Wife Bob My Husband Nellie My Sis A Favorite Of Bobs
   

March 9, 1980
   

March 1980
           

June 1980 To Aunt Mary Uncle Bob Love Always Richard Cheleta Ricard 3 Yr 2 Mo Cristina 2 Yr 3 Mo
   

January 1981
       

October 1981 I Love My Nina Mary Ruben 8 Years 4 Months
   

February 1983
   

Ana Maria Arroyo
       

Bob Mrs Luisas Husband
   

Christmas Greetings The Onates
   

Jesus Hernandez Rancho Los Amigos
   

Jo Anne Taffy And Chita Her Latest Edition Besides Two Cats
   

Las Vegas
               

Merry Christmas Happy New Year Tony Illegible And David
   

Nell And Pat
   

Rachel
   

Shoihi Obata And Family
   

To Aunt Mary And Uncle Bob I Love Them David
   

To Ree Laya And Family Love Margo 11 Years
   

Vacation At The Canyon
   

Unlabeled