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 33  

1,087 photos in this set.

Cast:

   Keith Ida

   Leon Shugrue

   Red Sartin

Photos:

1961 January
   

1963 August
   

1966 July To Aunt Kay And Uncle Red From Debbie Diana Daniel And Donna
      

1971 November 26 Death Valley Old Dinah Notes
   

1974 July
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Curwood Castle
         

Grand Hotel
   

Higgins Lake
                  

My Uncle Kens
   

The Water Gate Notes
   

Uncle Kens
      

1974 October
   

1974 September
            

1976 April 22 Keith Ida
   

1976 October Im PJ
   

1976 Thanksgiving Cheryl X
   

1977 Christmas Eight Months
   

1977 December 31 Big Bear
   

1977 December Big Bear See The Snow
   

1977 November 26 Death Valley
      

1977 November 26 Death Valley 20 Mule Team Notes
   

1977 November 26 Death Valley Railroad
   

1977 October
   

1977 October Six Months Halloween
   

1977 Thanksgiving
   

1978 April 22 Willy And Kim
   

1978 August 12 Buffy
   

1978 August 12 Halane Tawni And Buffy
   

1978 August 12 Tawni And Buffy
   

1978 Easter Eleven And A Half Months
   

1978 February
      

1978 January
   

1978 January Dad And Helene Dads New Office
   

1978 January Our New Office
   

1978 July 9 Final Day At Downtown Anaheim Office
   

1978 July Great Grandma Could Get Keith To Smile
   

1978 Mothers Day First Steps
      

1979 Chastant
   

1979 Christmas
   

1979 January
   

Germany Hamton
   

1980 Bridge Ex
   

1980 October Cheryl Four And A Half
   

1980 October Kevin Three
   

1980 October Lynda Seven
   

1980 September
   

1981 August
   

1981 January
         

1982 January
   

1984 February
   

1985 November
      

1985 October
   

1987 Christmas Joshua
   

1988 April
         

1988 April Josh Deanna Wedding
   

1989 July
      

1989 July Joshua Great Uncle Burl
   

1989 Third Grade
   

1991 December 24
   

1992 February 3
   

1992 March 4
      

 1992 March 18
      

1992 June 13
      

 1994 December
   

1995 June 17
                  

1995 June 20
      

1995 June 30
               

1995
   

1996 February 14
   

 1996 February
         

1997 January
   

 1997 February
   

 1997 May
   

 1997 June 17
   

1997 June Joshuas Picture
   

1997 June
            

1997
   

1998 March 3
   

1998 May 26
      

1998 July Morgan One Year
   

1998 July Summer And Morgan One Year
   

1998 August
      

1998 Joshua Graduation
                  

1998
               

 1999 Kay Lyn And Morgan
   

2000 Christmas
      

2001 Christmas
      

2001 Disneyland
            

2003 May 13
   

2005 January 1
   

8th Grade
   

Barry
      

Barry And Burl At Trumans House
   

Barry And Josh
   

Barry And Teresa Wedding Reception
   

Black
   

Bridge Ex
   

Bro Smith
   

Canabary
   

Carol Lewana Bob Summer
   

Dad Bobby 17 Years Baby Morgan 6 And A Half Months Summer 17 Years
   

Deal
      

Dittman
   

Don And Kaga
   

Eight Weeks
   

Feld Graff
   

First Pair Of Shoes
   

First Picnic Eight Weeks
   

First Sergeant Ellis
   

Five Months
      

Five Months Keith With Jennifer
   

Five Weeks Trip To Jim And Donnas
   

Four And A Half Months
   

Four Months
   

Germany
      

Germany Jim G
   

Germany Milly And Haul
   

Granpa Red
   

Happy Birthday
   

Herbie And Kristy First Birthday
   

Ida
   

Jennifer Jeanne 24 Days Old
   

Joshua In Tube
   

Keith Arriving At Aunt Bettys Seven Weeks
   

Keith Eight Weeks
   

Keith First Trip J And D Halpin Six Weeks
   

Keith Five Months
   

Kingsly
   

Lacey
   

Larry Jim And Unknown
   

Ledbetter
   

Leon Shugrue
   

Lilly
   

Lynch
      

Motor Pool
   

October 1 Desiree Brown Year Illegible Maybe 1995
   

One And One Half Days Old
   

People
   

People Britch
   

Proud Grandpa And Uncle Keith 4 Weeks
   

Red Sartin
   

Seven Months
                     

Six Months
            

Six Weeks
   

Summer
            

Ten Weeks
   

Teresa
               

Three Months
            

Tolliver
   

Trip To California Twelve Months
   

Vickys Wedding
      

Webster
   

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