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.

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   Family 3  

265 images in this set, extensive notes.

Research/Genealogy:

There's a cast of characters, but since the majority of the images in this set are from a tour group, I can't say with any reasonable degree of certainty who (aside from Ernie Head and Ruth Head) go together.  Based on Betty appearing most commonly with Roy, I would guess that Betty and Roy are/were a couple.  However, since Betty appears to be standing with a different man in the group wedding photo, that could mean that either Betty and Roy broke up or Roy passed away.  Also based on Betty appearing in the largest number of photos over the widest range of time, I think this set of photos belonged to Betty.  Based on his appearance near Betty in a number of the unlabeled photos, the man standing next to Betty in the group photo might be a new boyfriend/husband to Betty, possibly parents to the young lady in the group photo, in turn parents to Angelina Rose, all of which would make Betty grandmother to Angelina Rose.  All speculation though.

Cast:

   Betty (left), Anita (right)

   Roy

   Paul

   Lou (left), Harriet (middle), Chas (right)

   Ernie Head (left), Ruth head (middle), Bill Cunningham (right)

   Ed

   Ed (different one, presumably) and Lucille

   Bill

   Beth Blume and Ted

   Left to right- Unknown, unknown, unknown, Betty

   Angelina Rose

Photos:

About 1937: September 19, 1969 Jim was going through some old pictures and found this one taken at River Illegible Houston around 1936/1937/1938. I notice Riggs, Sabin, Coughlin, Sutter, Hendrix and I believe "Jim Brown" on extreme left- eh??  When you or you and Betty are in SD come see our new home
   

September 26, 1988, TWA crew at Saint Louis
   

September 27, 1988, Dinner with fado (love) songs, "Lisboa A Noite," Ernie and Ruth Head, and Bill Cunningham
   

September 27, 1988, Betty, Anita, and waiter, "Lisboa A Noite"
   

September 27, 1988, "Lisboa A Noite"
       

September 27, 1988, Lisbon airport
           

September 27, 1988, Lisbon off Rossio Square, near Chiado
   

September 27, 1988, Lisbon, Rossio Square
                   

September 27, 1988, Lisbon, Rossio Square, traffic circle
   

September 27, 1988, Lisbon, Rossio Square, traffic circle, near Ciado, "Auro" street
   

September 27, 1988, Sunrise, Atlantic west of Lisbon
   

September 27, 1988, Swiss cafe, Lisbon, on Rossio Square
   

September 28, 1988, "April 25th Bridge" / "Christ The King," Tagas river
   

September 28, 1988, Ball room, royal palace, summer residence of Portugese oryal family, "Pink Palace" or (?) Versais
   

September 28, 1988, Betty and group at entrance to Jeronimo's monastery
   

September 28, 1988, Betty checks out "prints" at tower of Belem
   

September 28, 1988, Carriage museum, Lisbon
   

September 28, 1988, Carriage museum, Lisbon, Queen Elizabeth rode in this one
           

September 28, 1988, Carriage museum, Lisbon, Royal Coach Museum, old riding school of the royal palace
   

September 28, 1988, Elephants hold up tombs, Jeronimo's monastery
   

September 28, 1988, Fishing boats, port of Lisbon harbor
   

September 28, 1988, Jeronimo's monastery
           

September 28, 1988, Jeronimo's monastery, cloisters
   

September 28, 1988, Jeronimo's monastery, cloisters interior garden
   

September 28, 1988, Jeronimo's monastery, taken from navigation monument
   

September 28, 1988, Jeronimo's monastery, taken from Tower of Belem
   

September 28, 1988, Jeronimo's monastery, Vasco De Gama tomb
   

September 28, 1988, Lisbon, Alfama "fish market," guide David background
   

September 28, 1988, Lisbon, Alfama, note "leaning" building on left
   

September 28, 1988, Lisbon, Alfama quarter, Betty and locals
   

September 28, 1988, Lisbon, Alfama, "the Edgehill district"
   

September 28, 1988, Lisbon city hall
   

September 28, 1988, Lisbon, King Joseph 1st, Portugal, government buildings destroyed by earthquake
   

September 28, 1988, Lisbon, "laundry day" (every day), Alfama
   

September 28, 1988, Lisbon, moorish Alfama quarter, hand laundry
   

September 28, 1988, Moorish Alfama quarter, Lisbon
       

September 28, 1988, Navigation monument
       

September 28, 1988, Navigation monument, "April 25th Bridge" in background and Christ The King statue
   

September 28, 1988, Pink Palace
   

September 28, 1988, Pink Palace garden
   

September 28, 1988, Pink Palace, "intruder"
   

September 28, 1988, Tower of Belem
   

September 29, 1988, Bet and Harriet at Estremoz rest stop
   

September 29, 1988, Cork tree
   

September 29, 1988, Departing Lisbon for Seville
   

September 29, 1988, Elvas
   

September 29, 1988, Elvas, aqueduct
   

September 29, 1988, Elvas, monks begging
   

September 29, 1988, Elvas, with Ernie's 28-200
           

September 29, 1988, Estremoz, tower (right) and hotel/paradora, subsidized by government
   

September 29, 1988, One last look at Lisbon, to Seville
   

September 29, 1988, On The Road To Seville
   

September 29, 1988, Seville
       

September 29, 1988, Seville, Alcazar palace
               

September 29, 1988, Seville, El Cid
       

September 30, 1988, Betty with guitarist-singer, Alcazar
       

September 30, 1988, I'm not sure
   

September 30, 1988, Seville
                                                                                               

September 30, 1988, Seville, Alcazar palace
       

September 30, 1988, Seville, Betty and Anita eye paintings at Alcazar
   

October 1, 1988, Algeciras, Reina Cristina Hotel, anniversary nite, Anita and Ted
       

October 1, 1988, Algeciras, Reina Cristina Hotel, anniversary nite, Beth and Ted
   

October 1, 1988, Algeciras, Reina Cristina Hotel, anniversary nite, Beth, Paul, Anita
   

October 1, 1988, Algeciras, Reina Cristina Hotel, anniversary nite, Ted
   

October 1, 1988, Algeciras, Reina Cristina Hotel, anniversary nite, Ed and dance teacher
   

October 1, 1988, Algeciras, Reina Cristina Hotel, anniversary nite, Ted and teacher
   

October 1, 1988, Algeciras, Reina Cristina Hotel, anniversary nite, Ted, teacher, and "students"
   

October 1, 1988, Customs office, Gibralter
   

October 1, 1988, Gibralter
       

October 1, 1988, Gibralter, Barbary apes
   

October 1, 1988, Gibralter beach
           

October 1, 1988, Gibralter, Betty and Beth Blume
           

October 1, 1988, Gibralter, Betty and friend Barbary ape
   

October 1, 1988, Gibralter lighthouse
       

October 1, 1988, Gibralter, primitive man and brown bear in Saint Michael's Caves
   

October 1, 1988, Gibralter, Roy and friend Barbary ape
       

October 1, 1988, Gibralter, Saint Michael's Caves, 2 primitive men and brown bear
   

October 1, 1988, Gibralter, some dignitary about to be picked up
   

October 1, 1988, Gibralter Straits
               

 

October 1, 1988, Gibralter, tower overlooking straits, landing strip right
   

October 1, 1988, Louisville Lou
     

October 1, 1988, Not sure
   

October 1, 1988, Primitive man makes fire, Saint Michael's Caves, Gibralter
   

October 1, 1988, Street of Gibralter
   

October 1, 1988, The rock
   

October 2, 1988, Marbella, Betty with purchases
   

October 2, 1988, Torremolinos, Melia Torremolinos Hotel, overlooking Mediterranean from balcony
       

October 3, 1988, Betty and Ed ferrying to Tangier
   

October 3, 1988, Betty and others, mass transit system
   

October 3, 1988, Betty and Roy ferrying to Tangier
   

October 3, 1988, Betty, Ed, Lucille, et. al., lunch in Tangier
   

October 3, 1988, Betty on ferry to Tangier
   

October 3, 1988, Betty still with rug merchant
   

October 3, 1988, "Land ho," Tangier, Morocco
   

October 3, 1988, Lighthouse, Costa Del Sol
       

October 3, 1988, Looking back on Costa Del Sol by ferry to Morocco
   

October 3, 1988, Lunch in Tangier
   

October 3, 1988, Lunch in Tangier, Roy, Bill, Ed, Anita, et. al.
   

October 3, 1988, Lunch in Tangier, Ted and belly dancer
   

October 3, 1988, Moroccan "bag lady" et. al.
   

October 3, 1988, Moroccan labor force
   

October 3, 1988, Moroccan residents
   

October 3, 1988, Moroccans with donkeys at the public watering hole
   

October 3, 1988, Moroccan welcoming party
   

October 3, 1988, Moroccan welcoming party enlarges
   

October 3, 1988, Morocco, Betty "can't see" the tin soliders, Forbes museum
   

October 3, 1988, Morocco, mass transit system
   

October 3, 1988, Morocco, Mediteranean coast
               

October 3, 1988, Morocco street scene
   

October 3, 1988, Morocco student et. al.
   

October 3, 1988, Morocco work force
   

October 3, 1988, One last glimpse of Costa Del Sol by ferry to Tangier
   

October 3, 1988, Tangier
   

October 3, 1988, Tangier, Betty with rug merchant
       

October 3, 1988, Tangier, bread anyone?

October 3, 1988, Tangier, Forbes museum
   

October 3, 1988, Tangier, Guida and belly dancer
       

October 3, 1988, Tangier, "street entertainer"
   

October 3, 1988, Tangier, street scene
                   

October 3, 1988, Tangier, "the bread man cometh"
   

October 3, 1988, Tangier, "The Casbah"
   

October 3, 1988, Tangier, vegetable stand
   

October 3, 1988, Tanker on way thru the straits
   

October 3, 1988, Tarifo to Tangier, Morocco, looking back on Costa Del Sol
   

 October 3, 1988, Ted and Belly
        

October 4, 1988, Lunch at Corte De Ingles, Malaga, with Lou, Harriet, and Chas
        

October 4, 1988, Nite time in Malaga
   

October 4, 1988, Nite time in Malaga, "I swear I parked my bike on this corner"
   

October 4, 1988, Nite time in Malaga, without the glasses
   

October 5, 1988, Betty and Anita at Malaga Harbor, Malaga was important capitol during Moorish reigns, Picasso was born here, left at 9 years old for Madrid
   

October 5, 1988, Betty, rose tinted Alhambra, priced palace of the caliphs

 

October 5, 1988, Granada
   

October 5, 1988, Malaga harbor
   

 

October 5, 1988, Moorish Spain, Granada, rose tinted Alhambra, prized palace of the caliphs
   

 

October 5, 1988, "Royal" Granada, Alhambra, palace of caliphs
   

 

October 6, 1988, 9th century castle Espejo, on road to Cordova
   

 

October 6, 1988, Goign to Cordova, just a countryside pic with a castle on a hill between Granada and Cordova
   

 

October 6, 1988, On way to Cordova
   

 

October 6, 1988, Private garden at typical home in Cordova
   

 

October 6, 1988, Same area on way to Cordova from Granada
   

 

October 7, 1988, Cordova Mosque of Caliphs, later consecrated as a cathedral, several philosophers born in Cordova, Sineca father, Sineca illegible of Emperor Nero
   

 

October 7, 1988, La Mancha country, birthplace Don Quixote, olive trees, irrigation:
   

 

October 7, 1988, La Mancha country, on way to Madrid
   

 

October 7, 1988, Through rolling Andalusian countryside, through orange and olive gardens, on way to Cordova, tobacco fields I think
   

 

January 1, 1996, Cancun In June
   

 

Angelina Rose, age 2, October 3
   

 

La Mancha country, between Cordova and Madrid, Montego wine (not sherry) in Cordova
   

 

Toledo, October 7:
       

 

Toledo:
       

Unlabeled: