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 29  

128 photos in this set.

Photos:

1965 December Phyllis Christmas
   

1966 September Embarkation
      

1966 November Louden And Gail At Sea World
   

1966 November
   

1966 December 26
      

1966 December Bobby
   

1966 December Loudene
   

1967 January Loudene And Lars In Mexico
   

1967 January Loudene
   

1967 January Loudene Lars And Illegible
   

1967 January 8
   

1967 September At Desians Tea House Loudene And Margaret Davis
   

1967 September Margaret And Les
   

1967 September Margaret Davis
   

1967 December
      

1968 August M Pease
   

1968 September Bagpiper And Crowd At Pier SF
   

1968 September Fog Skirts
   

1968 September Japan
   

1968 September Kyoto Nicky And Golden Pavilion
   

1968 Summer At Universal
   

1968 Summer M And E Pease At Universal
   

1968 November
                              

1969 June
               

1970 February At Date Festival
   

1970 February In Palm Springs
   

1970 February Sadie And Sylvia Date Illegible
   

1970 October
   

1970 October Effie And Loudene Apple Trip
   

1970 October Effie Apple Trip
   

1970 October Halloween
         

1971 December Howard Bob Phyllis Christmas
   

1971 December Loudene Phyllis Christmas
   

1971 December Phyllis Howard Bobs Illegible Christmas
   

1972 May Edith Effie Orchid Question Mark Santa Barbara
   

1972 May Edith Ramona Loudene Santa Barbara
   

1972 May Ramona Edith Effie Santa Barbara
   

1972 September Edith And Loudene SF
   

1972 September Illegible SF Bay SF
   

1972 September Loudene SF
   

1972 October Loudene Jean Universal Studios
   

1972 October Loudene Sylvia Edith Universal Studios
   

1972 October Sylvia Edith Illegible Universal Studios
   

Aw Book Haw Garden
   

Black Canyon Of Gunnerson
   

Cedar Illegible
      

Garden Coin Pavilion
   

Garden Of Fujiya Hotel
   

Garden Of The Gods
   

Illegible Botanic Garden
   

Illegible Lanterne
   

Illegible Makke Girl
   

Illegible Wedding Of The Pig And The Rabbit
   

India S12386 New Delhi Birla Temple People Outside The Street Entrance
   

India S12425 Delhi The Ghandi Cremation Site Women On Pilgrimage Leaving The Grounds
   

India S12440 Delhi Chandi Chowk Area Crowded Street In The Business District
   

India S12460 Bangalore People On A Busy Street The Pink Mosque In The Background
   

India S12498 Vellore Area Ox Drawn Irrigation Device In A Cultivated Field
   

India S12554 Vellore Christian Medical College Hospital The Main Entrance
   

India S12626 Calcutta Jain Temple At The End Of A Crowded Street
   

India S1433 Agra The Taj Mahal
   

Jordan Road Ferry
   

Jordan Road Kowloon
   

Kowloon Canton Railway Station
   

Lai Young Park Kowloon
   

Laughing Buddha
   

Monarch Pass 2 Feet Snow
   

Monarch Pass
   

Near Concord
   

Pakistan FF166 Fenri Area Mileage Marker On The Dacca Chittagong Road
   

Pakistan MI2961 Dacca Helicopter Deplaning Passengers From Faridpur
   

Pakistan S12914 Dacca Area Land Under Cultivation In The Burhiganga River Delta
   

Pakistan S12928 Dacca Jinnah Avenue A Busy Street In The Business District
   

Pakistan S13056 Feni Bus Stop In The Business District
   

Pakistan U704 Dacca Children Returning Home From School
   

Pakistan12950 Dacca Street Vendors In The Sardaghat Area Near The River Front
   

Pakistant S13152 Hajiganj Village Jute Mill Minaret At Left
   

Peak Tram
   

Pikes Peak Garden Of The Gods
   

Royal Gorge
   

Royal Gorge Outside
   

Silverton
   

Street Scene Kowloon
   

View Of Tiger Balm Garden
   

Wong Tai Shin Area Kowloon
   

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