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.


    Family 23
    182 images in this set.


    Family 24
    699 images in this set.


    Family 25
    29 images in this set.


    Family 26
    53 images in this set.


    Family 27
    60 images in this set.


    Family 28
    28 images in this set.


    Family 29
    128 images in this set.


    Family 30
    40 images in this set.


    Family 31
    974 images in this set.


    Family 32
    219 images in this set.


    Family 33
    1,087 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 20  

619  images in this set.  This appears to be the Caulfield / Ritter / Southard family.

Cast:

Alma Rhoad
Anthony Southard
Blake Duncan Wood
Chelsi Southard
Colton Ryder Weinberg
Dan Devine
Dan Louis
Danny Caulfield
Denise Cain
Dixie Cain
Howard Cain
Jamie Ritter
Jennifer Yankee Caulfield
Jim Oden
Johnnie Ritter
Lettie Mc Lendon
Mary Francis Martin
Matthew Patrick Caulfield
Melissa Mc Lendon
Nicolas Caulfield Louis
Oshara Cain
Rick Lankie
Riquie Dayle Southard
Serrina Oden
Sheridan Rhoad
Sueann Caulfield
Susan Beth Ritter
Susan Devine ?nee? Ritter
Tricia Louis
Tynan McNeil Louis
Zoe Burke Louis
       

 

Photos:

1956 December 3 Letter CA Long Beach To CA Brawley Mr And Mrs Chas Ritter

1957 September

1958 Jamie Johnnie Ritter 5 Months Old

1959 February

1960 December CA Brawley Susan Beth Ritter

1964 July

1965 August

1966 May

1968 October

1970 October
               

1971 June 21 OK Tulsa Illegible Mc Lendon

1971 September

1974 December Ritters Jim Betty John Julie Mike Order Unknown

1976 September

1977 Christmas Susan Making A Face At Me For Taking Her Pictures Taken After Christmas Breakfast

1979 June 14 Tara And Lil Rick 6 Months

1979 June 15 Grandma Lizz And Lil Rick Lankie 6 Months

1979 June 15 OK Tulsa Melissa McLendon

1979 June 16 Charles And Lara Lankie JW Mc Lendon Brides Maid Serrina And Jims Wedding Reception

1979 June 16 Dixie And Howard Cain Night Of Serrinas Wedding

1979 June 16 Effie And Jim Oden And Lara And Rick

1979 June 16 Jim And Serrina Oden Just Married

1979 June 16 Melissa Mc Lendon And Friend Brad Serrina And Jims Wedding Reception

1979 June 16 Mr And Mrs Oden Serrina And Jims Wedding Reception

1979 June 16 OK Tulsa Fred Dixie And Rose Wedding Reception Summit Club

1979 June 16 OK Tulsa Lara At Serrina Wedding Reception

1979 June 16 OK Tulsa Serrina Getting Ready For Her Wedding

1979 June 16 OShara And Denise Cain Flower Girls

1979 June 16 Rick Lankie And Lettie Mc Lendon Wedding Reception

1979 June 16 Tara And J W Really Swinging At Serrina And Jims Wedding Reception

1979 June 21 Charles And Lettie

1979 June 21 Lettice And Illegible Mc Lendon

1979 June 21 OK Tulsa Illegible Mc Lendon

1979 June 21 OK Tulsa Lettice And Lizz

1979 June 21 OK Tulsa Lettice Mc Lendon

1979 June 21 OK Tulsa Melissa Mc Lendon
 

1979 June 21 OK Tulsa Melissa Mc Lendon J W Mc Lendon And Serrina Oden At The Wedding Reception

1990 December Blake Wood Elizabeths Grandson

1991 December 1 Blake Duncan Wood 7 Years 8 Months

1991 December Blake Wood 7 Pt 5 Susan Ritter 1 Day Short Of 35th Birthday Brianna Southard Opening Up A Special Gift

1991 December 1 Susan And Dan Devine

1991 December 1 Susan Ritter I Am Sooooooo Happy Blake Wood And Brianna Southard

1991 December 1 Susan Ritter Look Mom Diamonds

1991 December 1 Susan Ritter Showing Off Rings Blake Wood And Brianna Southard Sharing The Limelight

1991 December 1 Susan Ritter Wow Look 2 Rings Diamonds

1992 April 14 Blake Wood 8 Years Duck Pond On The Farm Road On The Farm

1995
 

1995 December
   

1996 February
         

1996 October

1997 June

1997 May Riquie Dayle Southard Of Pekin 3 Point 5 Mo GP Dick And Toni Haynes And Ed And Linda Southard GGM Liz Ritter And Edna Rauschenburg

1997 November Anthony 11 Years Chelsi 5 Years Riquie Dayle Southard 9 Months

1998 December 4 Colton Ryder Weinberg 1 Yr Old

1998 December 4 Ryder Colton 1 Year Old

1999
                                 

Alma Rhoad

Caulfield Family

Great Grandmother Mary Francis Martin And Blake Duncan Wood 7 Weeks

Matt Jennifer And Matthew

Matthew Patrick Caulfield Adopted By Matt And Jennifer Caulfield

Ritter S

Sheridan Rhoad

Susan On The Pier In Oceanside

To Aunt Susie Love Malorie 10 Years Old