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.


    Family 34
    1,378 images in this set. It's the Whitsett family.


    Family 35
    3,151 images in this set.


    Family 36
    328 images in this set. It's the Johnston / Reeves family.


    Family 37
    128 images in this set.


    Family 38
    2,502 images in this set.


    Family 39
    883 images in this set.


    Family 40
    222 images in this set.


    Family 41
    316 images in this set.


    Family 42
    210 images in this set.


    Family 43
    974 images in this set.


    Family 44
    3,283 images in this set.


    Family 45
    179 images in this set.


    Family 46
    303 images in this set.


    Family 47
    93 images in this set. It's the Bergman / Gregory / Shuptrine family.


    Family 48
    44 images in this set.


    Family 49
    667 images in this set.


    Family 50
    136 images in this set. It's a freemason family.


    Family 51
    314 images in this set.


    Family 52
    538 images in this set.


    Family 53
    1,118 images in this set.


    Family 54
    219 images in this set.


    Family 55
    813 images in this set.


    Family 56
    151 images in this set.


    Family 57
    19 images in this set.


    Family 58
    91 images in this set.


    Family 59
    3,774 images in this set. It's the work of Dr. Elinor S Benes.


    Family 60
    58 images in this set.


    Family 61
    27 images in this set. It's a bar mitzvah for Scott William Crane.


    Family 62
    126 images in this set. This lady liked her cats.


    Family 63
    179 images in this set.


    Family 64
    805 images in this set. It's the Dudley family.


    Family 65
    183 images in this set. It's the Dulinski family.


    Family 66
    2,140 images in this set. It's the Kohl / Kreutz family.


    Family 67
    404 images in this set.


    Family 68
    1,121 images in this set.


    Family 69
    253 images in this set.


    Family 70
    158 images in this set.


    Family 71
    159 images in this set.


    Family 72
    1,354 images in this set. It's the Winters family.

  • 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 36  

328 photos in this set.

 

Cast:


Anna Reeves

Emma Reeves

Harvey Greenwood

Mary Mae Reeny

Verna Viner

Dorothy Nelson

Harold Johnston

James L Reeves

Mildred Reeves

Vivian Michael

Dorothy Walls

Harriet Hoyt Johnston

Junatic Hembril

Minnie Myrtle
 

Elzie Reeves

Harrison Reeves

Louise Winfield

Natasha Johnston
 

Emery Reeves

Harry E Johnston

Ma Lie Johnston

Richard Reeves
 

 

Photos:

1897 Back L To R James L Reeves Harrison Oldest Minnie Myrtle 2nd Wife Front L To R Elzie Born 05101894 On Poppas Lap Emery Emma Ivan On Mommas Lap Not Pictured Verlin Jack And Clara May And Bulus Edgar Old Grandpa
  

1920s Elzie And Anna Reeves With Dick Ma Lie And Leonard
    

1924 IA Des Moines Mildred Marie Reeves 6 Mo Old
    

1927 J L Reeves Harry Reeves Richard Reeves Mildred Reeves Wesley XGilpey
    

1939 October 16 WY Cheyenne XName Age 68 Yrs 11 Mo
    

1939 Mildred Reeves Sec N Back L To R Louise Windfield Private Dorothy Walls Captain Private Dorothy Nelson Mildred Reeves Private Verna Viner Front L To R Private Junatic Hembril Sergeant Vivan Michael Private Mary Mae Reeny Private X Ruiz Sergeant Dolores X Back Row
    

1940 March 5 WY Cheyenne Dick Reeves
    

1940 March 22 WY Cheyenne Frank XWestley XGilhey Age 69 Years Gave To Him By Anna Reeves
    

1942 March WY Cheyenne Mildred Reeves Age 18
    

1942 April 15 WY Cheyenne Ma Lie XResver Age 18
    

1942 September 5 Ma Lie Johnston Age 18
    

1942 November 2 CA My Birthday Dick Age 22 And Mildred Age 20 At XDef Home
    

1942 Mildred And Harold Johnston To Dad From Kids Mr And Mrs Harold L Johnston E L Reeves Envelope Pictures Of Ma Lie
    

1943 November 2 CA X Johnston Age 20 And Dick Reeves Age 22 My Birthday My Brother Dick
    

1943 November Mexican Racetrack Behind Him This Is A Racing Horse Harold Johnston Age 23 Learning To Be A Jockey
    

1943 December 25 CA To Dad From Harold Want You To Notice Car First Like Your Car
    

1943 CA Harold Johnston Age 19 Mildred Johnston Age 22
    

1943 L To R Mildred Johnston Anna Reeves 43 Yrs
    

1943 To Dad From Mildred West Coast
    

1944 California This is my powder blue Easter suit and outfit. I look awfully fat in the face but am not. Mr Harold Johnston age 24 and Mrs Mildred Johston age 20. Easter Sunday. P.S. Mother I have on my cross earrings here, like the ones I sent you. To mother Anna.
    

1945 June CA Chula Vista Mildred Harold Johnston
    

1945 November California National City Harold And Mildreds Home Back Row L To R Mildred Johnston Anna Reeves Center L To R Harold Johnston Elzie L Reeves Johnny Johnston 1 Year Old
    

1945 November John 1 Yr Mildred 22 Yrs
    

1945 CA Chula Vista Aunt XB Me Ma Lie Harold And Mother Anna Reeves
    

1945 CA El Cajon Ma Lie Johnston Age 28
    

1945 MT Helena Ma Lie Johnston Age 20 Expecting John When I Was 21
    

1946 June CA John 7 And A Half Mo And Mother 21 Yrs I Was Tired As A Leaf Look Like The Devil Dont Show This To Anyone
    

1946 June Johnny 19 Mo And XSheron 22 Mo His Neighbor Girl Her Mother In Back
    

1946 August CA Harold 26 Yrs And Johnny 21 Mo
    

1946 August CA Johnny Justin 21 Mo Cheryl Ann 4 Mo
    

1946 August CA National City Ma Lie Johnston
    

1946 August CA National City Ma Lie Johnston Age 22 Yrs Old
    

1946 August Heres Your To X Looks Like All Have Same One To Wear My Clothes And X Our Only Perfume And Lipstick X Cheryl Ann
    

1946 August Ma Lie Johston 22 Yrs Old 98 Lbs 5 Ft 1 In Brown Eyes Brown Hair
    

1946 August Ma Lie Johnston
    

1946 August Mildred Johnny 21 Mo The Neighbors Dog Rusty
    

1946 December CA Monterey Bay Johnny Justin Johnston 1 Yr His Little Black Horse
    

1946 Harold And Johnny 2 Yrs Johnston
    

1946 John Justin Johnston 2 Yrs Old
    

1946 Johnny Johnston 2 Yrs Old
    

1946
    

1947 Johnny And Charyl Ann Johston To Uncle Leonard Reeves
    

1948 June
            

1948 September
    

1948 Jockey Johnston Kissing His Sister Cheryl Ann Red White Satin Shirt And Blouse White Pants And Shirt Their Jockeys Are Wolves
    

1949 November 12 MT Helena Where Richard Works Richard And Dad Getting Gas Before We Take Off
    

1949 November CA Fresno VA hospital, 250 bed capacity, heating plant, 3 water tube boilers, 190 horsepower, gas and oil, manufactured by Puget Sound Machinery Depot of Seattle, WA. Water supply 2 wells and city water standby. 3 mi from downtown Fresno.
    

1950 Alabama
        

1953 July 22 Billie Clara Reeves Flanagan Jerry Reeves Old Grandpa Reeves His Parents Keep
    

1953 August
    

1954 January L To R XDieb Evaline Leonard Fern Elzie And Anna Reeves Ma Lie And Harold Johnston Cherylann And John
    

1954 November 1 MT Helena Dad Reeves Ma Lie Johnston I Was 20 Expecting 1st Baby John After Age 21
    

1955 August MT Helena Harold His 2 Trout Went With Les And Dick
    

1955 November Thanksgiving Wayne Toots Ruby Jo Mildred And Denny Harolf John Cherlyann Steve Next To Door
    

1966 June 20 Hope And Bobby
    

1966 June 26 Margie And Phill
    

1966 December Elzie 72 Yrs And Anna Reeves 63 Years Just Before Christmas
    

1966 Scotty Vick 3 Mo Old
    

1967 June 28 CA Costa Mesa Ma Lie With Package from Harriet for our 25th anniversary silver a large glass goblet with 25 years engraved in white gold silver age 43.
    

1967 July 25 Scotty 1 Yr Great Grandpa Reeves
    

1967 CA Costa Mesa Christmas
    

1968 October 18 Grandpa Harold Scotty XUrib And Grandma Millie Johnston Dog You Left Our Teddy Bear
    

1969 July 12 Pickup Model A Ford from X In XTown I Leonard Reeves drove it to Helena for CP Amundson. Paid $225. Tires were flat. Pumped up all tires put gas and water in and my brother's 6V battery. M XS got in the A and started it.
    

1969 December Christmas Mildred Johnston Evening Pajamas Harold Gave Me
    

1970 June 19 Grandpa Ben Vick And Scotty Celebrating 4th And 50th Birthday Hopes Kitchen
    

1970 June 19 Our Dining Room Back Row L To R Charlene Me Jessie At Table L To R Scotty 4th Birthday Dean Ray 6th Daphnie
    

1970 July Hopes House Im 8 Mo Pregnant 108 Lbs Scotty 4 Yrs Old
    

1970 July L To R Charlene 2 Yrs Marge Vincent 7 Mo Dora Scotty 4 Yrs Dean Ray 6 Yrs
    

1970 July Scotty And Grandma Vick
    

1970 December CA Fremont Christmas Pat And Cheryl And Deana And Scotty Vicks
    

1970 December CA Fremont John Cheryl Dennis Harold And Scotty At Cheryls House
    

1970 December CA Fremont Pat And Cheryl Vicks
    

1970 December Ma Lie Johnston
    

1970 CA Costa Mesa Johnston Kitchen
    

1971 May Mothers Day Mother Dad Mildred
    

1971 July Childrens Zoo
    

1971 July Milwaukee
    

1971 July Sunken Gardens At Domes 11 Mo Old
    

1971 September 13 Dean 1 Yr Giving Scotty 5 Yr A Kiss Double Exposure Is Scotty On First Day Of School
    

1971 September 13 Scotts First Day Kindergarten 5 Yrs Old
    

1971 October 2 Lydia And Float I Helped Make Flowers For Scotty And Deannas First Parade
    

1971 October Daddys Helper
    

1971 October Halloween Pirate Age 5 Yrs Leopard Age 14 Mo Notice Parrot On Shoulder I Made
    

1971 CA Costa Mesa Mildred Johnston Age 48 Patio
    

1971 CA San Fernando Mildred XD Fern Mother
    

1971 CA San Fernando X Dash Eddy Johnny Dad
    

1971 Grandma And Grandpa Vick
    

1971 Real Indian At Dells
    

1972 June 24 CA Canoga Park Just Married Brain And Deborah Ann Smailes Richard And XEvaline
    

1972 October Halloween
    

1972 December Christmas
    

1973 June Scotty Age 7 Yrs
    

1973 July Great Grandma Johnston Deann 2 Yrs 11 Mo Old
    

1973 July Nanny And Daddy Putting Around
    

1973 July
    

1976 June A D Reeves Then XPattena Then Helen Pattena
    

1978 February
    

1979 WY XGillette
    

1980 May 10 Morning Star Lodge 5 At Grave Site For Richard
    

1980 May 10 Morning Star Lodge 5 Rites At Grave Site
    

1980 June 12 XAsian Writing
    

1980 November 15 Ma Lie
    

1981 January 5 X Toni Marie Marralle Ma Lie Marie Johnston
    

1981 June 23 XSelma XCalflesh Vriginia Fay And Ma Lie Johnston
    

1981 August Virginia Fay Birthday Flowers
    

1981 Thea 5th Grade
    

1983 March 29 Natasha Johnston
    

1984 October 17 Leo And Betty Rubensteins Home I Worked As Nurse Aide
    

1984 October Stairs Going Up From Living Room Shows Chair Lift
    

1984 November 19 Betty Rubenstein
    

1984 December 12 Leo Rubenstein At His Home
    

1985 March 12 Betty Leo And Marty Rubenstein Cameo Shoe Store
    

1985 March 12 Leo And Betty Rubenstein Shoe Store
    

1985 March 12 Ma Lie Johnston Betty Les And Marty Rubenstein Cameo Shoe Store
    

1985 July 28 Leo Bob And Betty Rubenstein
    

1985 September 13 New Patio Cushions Leo And Betty Rubenstein
    

1985 September 13 New Patio Cusions Leo And Betty Rubenstein 02
    

1985 October 3 Back Bay By Ma Lie Newport Low Water Taken From Patio At Leo And Betty Rubenstein
    

1985 October 3 Low Water Back Bay Taken From Patio Of Betty Rubenstein By Ma Lie
    

1985 October 3 Patio Back Bay Ma Lie
    

1986 June 29 Ma Lie Johnston At Elaine Crowfeuds House
    

1986 November 21 XPttir XD S Sch XBt Lois Mildred John X
    

1988 Shana XPropeneler Johnston Age 19 And A Half
    

1989 November 22 Thanksgiving Ma Lie
    

1989 November 23 Harold L Johnston Age 69
    

1992 October 12 Robert Arnet From Texas
    

1994 Small Christams Trees Either Side Of Divan Lights Around Window
    

1996 December 2 Angels On Tray In Honor Of My 2 Deceased Baby Sisters Verna May and Vergrina June
    

1996 December 24 CA Riverside Christmas Eve Dennis And Tessie Home
    

1996 December 24 Christmas Eve Tessie Johnston At Her Home
    

1996 December 24 Natasha Johnston And Tweety Pie And Fuzzy Friends In Her Bedroom Age 15 And A Half
    

1996 December CA Costa Mesa Ma Lies Home
    

1996 December CA Riverside Dinner Table At X And Tess Home
    

1996 December Christmas 2 Tiny Trees Around Window Angels On X
    

1996 December Santa His Helper And Basket Setting On Tiny Rocker Harold Built Me
    

1996 December Trunk With My Art Supplies Inside And Ready For Christmas
    

1996 December Two Small Trees First Time Up Since Harold Died In 1995 I Miss And Love Him
    

Anna And XGabry 17 Mo Old
    

Back L To R Sally Charlotte Geneva Grace Front L To R Harriet Nelson Hoyt Maria Hoyt Mable Old Grandpa Reeves His Parents Keep 02
    

Bathroom Shelves In Blue With My Favorite Butterflies Ma Lie
    

Bed And Seating Room Of Mrs Jewles X Beach I Was NA For Her
    

CA Chula Vista Mildred Johnston 19 Yrs Old
    

CA Fremont John Cheryl Dan And Harold Scotty At Vics
    

CA Fresno VA Hospital 250 bed capacity, general medical. 3 mi from downtown Fresno. 7 stories and basement, laundry in basement. 12 living quarters on grounds. To open first part of 1950.
    

CA Hayward Scotty XDub 3 Mo
    

CA Johnny Johnston 7 And A Half Mo Thats A Horse X He Sure Was Giving X A Hug Is It Possible He Chews Its Ears And Pounds His Back Breaks Every Toy We Got For Him
    

CA National City Ma Lie Johnston
    

CA Newport Beach Boat Along Side Her Patio Outside Living Room
    

CA Newport Beach Home Of Mrs Jewel Room Her Husband Shot Himself
    

CA Newport Beach Mrs Jewles Living Room On Bay
        

CA San Fernando Elzie And Anna Reeves Home
    

California Elzie Johnny And Mildrid
    

California Ma Lie Age 19
    

Close Up To Show Missing Tooth 2 Days Later Lost The Other One
    

Dad Heres Your Little Girl Grown Up Now Ha I Painted All These Myself Just Learning My 3rd Day Of X Ma Lie Marie Age 22 Yrs Old
    

Dells Trading Post
    

Dining Room Has A Large Kitchen Not Pictured Mrs Jewel
    

Dora And Kids Hope Pat Dolores Dean Marge
    

Doras Birthday Party My Dining Room
    

First Time In Rollers 2 And A Half Yrs
    

Grandma Reeves And John Johnston
    

Grandma X Your Baby With A Bottle Of Cologne He Has To Smell Pretty Guess Who Started That Business You Wouldnt Know Would You Or Would You
    

Happy Birthday Mom Cake Was Lavender With Roses
    

Harriet Hoyt Johnston
    

Harriet Hoyt Johnston
        

Harry E Johnston Harolds Father Colorado
    

Harry E Johnston Harriet H Johnston Wayne Baby Harold L Johnstons Father Mother Older Brother
    

Harry Johnston
    

Harvey Greenwood Age 22 Greely CO And Ma Lie Age 15 Of Cheyenne WY
    

IDont Remember When These Were Taken But Looks Like Your Car
    

In Daddys Boots 2 And A Half Yrs
    

Johnny 17 Mo Old
    

Johnny And Cheryl Ann Have A Chair Now X In Johnny And Hes In XHers Both X She Thinks X Hands Are Cute I guess
    

Kitchen Bamboo Wallpaper
    

Ma Lie 01
                

Ma Lie X Age 18
    

Mildred In That Robe From Japan And I Have On Chinese Slippers
    

Mildrid And Anna Reeves 69 Yrs At Mildrids
    

Mother And Dad 01
                                    

MT Fort Harrison Leonard XRai And Elzie Reeves
    

MT Helena Anna Reeves Mildred Reeves Johnston
    

MT Helena Dad Elzie Reeves Daughter Ma Lie Johston Age 19
    

MT Kalispell Harold And Mildred Johnston
    

Old Car XSteeping Along Garbage Pad And X Here X Cheryl XM
    

Ready For Takeoff Ha Cool Cat
    

Richard Reeves Religious Science Church Chino Anna D Reeves
    

Scotty At The House Age 7 Yrs
    

Scottys Birthday Age 7 Yrs
    

Scottys Party Age 7 Yrs See The Dining Room Walls
    

SD Curle Mildred Reeves Johnny Mary Ella
    

SD Pigs
    

Shaddy Age 1 Yr After Poodle Cut Pink Bows In Ears
    

Side Patio By Kitchen Leo And Betty Rubenstein
    

Sis And John And Me El Cajon Dad And Mother Reeves 01
                                                                                                    

Sissie Is Pulling My Hair Mildred Johnston And Family Johnny Cheryl Ann
    

Sunken Gardens At Domes Dora And XB
    

Three Silly Kids X Johnnys Kissing Sissie On The Head John X 21 Mo Cheryl Ann 4 Mo Mildred 22 Yrs This Is A Heck Of A Pose For Me But We Were All Playing
    

Winchester Mystery House
    

WY Cheyenne Mildred Reeves 18 Yrs Old
    

XL I Think On Patio At Leo And Betty Rubenstein By Ma Lie
    

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