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 39  

883 photos in this set.

 

Cast:

   Birgit Koebke

   Frank Ackerman

   Gary Wyatt

   Oscar Sandberg

 

Photos:

1958 Box St Sophia Imperial Valley CA Citrus Harvest
   

1958 Box St Sophia Imperial Valley CA Grape Vineyards
   

1958 Box St Sophia Imperial Valley CA Rockhounds
   

1958 Box St Sophia Imperial Valley CA Weed Burning
   

1959 Hawaii Honolulu Kilauea Iki Eruption
   

1960 H B And Seymoor Miller
   

1962 July Illinois Gladiola
   

1962 July Illinois
   

1964 Bob
   

1964 January Bob Butterfly
   

1964 January Dester HS
   

1964 January Jerry
   

1964 November
   

1964 Redwood Highway California Flood Area Pepperwood
   

1966 August 1
   

1966 September 8
   

1966 September
       

1966 September Auckland Cemetary With Ceramic Flowers
   

1966 September Auckland Cemetary
   

1966 September Auckland Kiwi
   

1966 September Auckland Loudene And Marie Coat Of Arms
   

1966 September Auckland Park Bondie
   

1966 September Band At Vancouver Dock
   

1966 September Embarkation On Orsova A Deck Ralph Phyllis Thelma Loudone Jean Joe
   

1966 September Embarkation Ralph Jean Thelma Loudone Joe
   

1966 September Fiji At Thatched Village Step
   

1966 September Fiji Grass Huts
   

1966 September Fiji
   

1966 September Hawaii At Luau
               

1966 September Hawaii At Luau Mr Wallin Patton
   

1966 September Hawaii Oaho Honolulu
           

1966 September Hawaii Oahu Honolulu Bondie And Loudene
   

1966 September Honolulu Bondie Marie Loudene Loose Photos
   

1966 September Honolulu Lee Seles
   

1966 September Honolulu Loudene
   

1966 September Honolulu Memorial In Punch Home
   

1966 September Honolulu Mrs Messer
   

1966 September In Cabin D Orsova Loudene And Illegible
   

1966 September Loudene Cutting Birthday Cake
   

1966 September Native Dances
   

1966 September Orsova Crossing Equator
       

1966 September Orsova Crossing Equator King Neptune
   

1966 September Orsova Sunning And Sleeping Blondie
   

1966 September Sleeping Loudene
   

1966 September Suva Band At Deck
   

1966 September Suva Blondie
   

1966 September Suva Loudene And Princess Guide
   

1966 September Suva Native Dances At Noon
   

1966 September Suva Park
       

1966 September Table
       

1966 September Vancouver Band At Dock
   

1966 September Vancouver Bondie And Totem Stanley Park
   

1966 September Vancouver Hydrangers At Gift Shop
   

1966 September Vancouver Suspension Bridge
   

1966 September Vancouver Twin Peaks
   

1966 September Vancouver
       

1968 September Yosemite
                                                                                                               

1968 September
       

1968 October Yosemitie
                   

1968 October
               

1969 Dave
       

1969 December Christmas Howard
   

1969 December Christmas W And Bob 24 And 14
   

1969 December Jerry
   

1969 December Christmas
   

1969 Marina Sunrise Moro Bay
       

1971 February Isabella Parade
   

1971 February Kernville Parade After Quake
   

1971 February Whiskey Flag Days
   

1971 February
                                               

1970 May Art Class Painted Desert Mountain
   

1970 May Bob David 1969 14 And 18
   

1970 May Bob David 1969
   

1970 May Bob
   

1970 May
           

1970 August Illinois
       

1970 August
                       

1970 Dennison Josie Howard And Friend
   

1970 Mist Bob Dennison Mark R
   

1971 July Illinois
   

1971 July
                       

1972 March Avila TP Conference
   

1972 March Avila TP Lloyd Ings
   

1972 March Avila TP Paying Up
   

1972 March Avila TP
   

1972 March B And J
   

1972 March Barbara Jer And Bob
   

1972 March Box Family Camper
   

1972 March J And B Dad Mom
   

1972 March Leonard And I
   

1972 April Illinois
               

1972 April River
   

1972 April
           

1972 June Anchors Aweigh Cap'n Howard
   

1972 June Birgit Koebke
   

1972 June Birthday Party L To R Bob Barbara Jerry Dad David Karen
   

1972 June Bob And Skier
       

1972 June Bob Contemplating
   

1972 June Ches And Friend
   

1972 June Chowchilla Ranch
   

1972 June Chowchilla Rest Stop Turkey Ranch
   

1972 June Chris Powell Ron Darlene And Question Mark
   

1972 June Coffee Time
   

1972 June Comin Home Standing Up
   

1972 June Fishing Spot And Boat Slip
   

1972 June Frank And George Sing
   

1972 June Fun At Lake Shasta Bob
   

1972 June Hendrys
   

1972 June Just Restin
   

1972 June New Fashion H And Daisies
   

1972 June No Telephones
   

1972 June Patio Boat
       

1972 June Shasta H
   

1972 June Shipwreck
   

1972 June Tina And Friend
   

1972 June Well
   

1972 August
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

1972 September Yosemite
   

1972 September
                                                                                           

1972 October
                                       

1972 November Art Class
                                                   

1972 November
       

1972 Illinois H B
   

1972 Illinois
   

1973 February Art Class
                   

1973 February Hawaii Kauai
   

1973 February Pheasant
   

1973 February Toms Wedding
   

1973 February
                                                       

1973 March Fund Day Ventura Judge Ralph
   

1973 March Marilyn And Ray Desert Hot Springs
   

1973 March Shasta
   

1973 March
                                                                                                                               

1973 April Berglund Boys And Dad
   

1973 April Stroller TP Timberline
   

1973 April TP Timberline
   

1973 April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

1973 May Illinois Art Class
   

1973 May
           

1973 June TP Refugio
   

1973 July Bob H
   

1973 July Refugio
   

1973 July
   

1973 October A Winnah Nope
   

1973 October Ed Pies
   

1973 October His First Fish At Kern
   

1973 October Pie Eating Lone Wolf Henry Ed Jack
   

1973 October
       

1973 November Oregon
   

1973 November
                                                                                       

1974 March Phyl Mime Illegible Party
   

1974 March Shirley Jester Illegible And Harvey John Illegible
   

1974 March
       

1974 April Mini Float
   

1974 April
   

1974 May
                                                   

1974 June
   

1974 July Cabin Area
   

1974 July Forest Falls Cabin Area
   

1974 July Hawaii Hilo Kona Child
   

1974 July Hawaii Hilo Kona Children
   

1974 July Hawaii Hilo Kona Kona Coast
   

1974 July Hawaii Hilo Kona Konacauo Bathouse Cutie
   

1974 July Hawaii Hilo Kona Oahu Dole Pineapple
   

1974 July Hawaii Hilo Kona Oahu Honolulu Airfield
   

1974 July Hawaii Hilo Kona Swimmers
       

1974 July Hawaii Hilo Kona Tank And Alan Going Over
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai
       

1974 July Hawaii Kauai 200 Pound Fish
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Beach
               

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Coast
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Cocoa Palms Ladies
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Fern Grotto
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Hula On The Beach
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Italian Restaurant
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Kona Boat Trip Ruth Phyl
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Kona Glass Bottom Boat
       

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Kona Ladies
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Kona Map Of Hawaii
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Kona Men Of Kauai Coco Palms
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Kona Men Of The Surf
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Kona Oldest Church
       

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Kona Swimmers
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Native Illegible
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Night Blooming Cereus
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Our Group Hilo
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Phyl Kona Cruise
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Rainbow Shower Tree
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Rainbow Shower Tree Closeup
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Rona Trip Captain And Passerby
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Sands Scene
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Tree
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Vacation
   

1974 July Hawaii Kauai Waikiki Beach
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Dole Painting
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Dole Pineapple Factory
       

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Fields
       

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Honolulu
       

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Kona Swimmers Coming Back To Boat
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Lunch On Maui
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Maui
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Maui Church
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Maui Clouds
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Maui Conference Open Tuna Fish
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Maui Hana Bay
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Maui Hana Beach Lighthouse
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Maui House
       

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Maui House Hana
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Maui Lush Foliage
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Maui Rural Scene Favorite
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Maui Seven Sacred Pools
               

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Maui Shrine
       

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Maui Waterfall
               

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Navy Ship Pearl Harbor
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Old Building
           

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Private Boat
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Ships In Harbor
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Sugarcane
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Sugarcane And Friend
   

1974 July Hawaii Oahu Waikiki Illegible
   

1974 July Induction Howard VP Verdugo
   

1974 July Japanese
               

1974 July
   

1974 September Art Class Santa Paula R R Station
   

1974 September David And Friend
                                           

1974 September Hawaii Kauai
       

1974 September Oscar Sandberg
       

1974 September Oscar Sandberg 1974 September Waynes Camper
   

1975
   

1974 November
                                               

1975 January Pioneers
   

1975 January
                                           

1975 March Illinois
   

1975 April Dance Class Loose Photos
   

1975 April
                                                                                                                       

1975 August
               

1975 October Illinois Dana Point Marina
   

1975 October Illinois Garry Wyatt In Pool
   

1975 October Illinois Gulls After Bait Box
   

1975 October Illinois H B Ocean Fishing
   

1975 October Illinois Phyl And Betty Colley Assembly
   

1975 October Illinois Rainbow Casey Stergels Funeral
       

1975 October Illinois Sailboat
   

1975 October Illinois Seagulls
   

1975 October Illinois Wayne And Tim
   

1975 October Illinois Wayne Fishing Question
   

1975 October Illinois Wayne Strolling On The Boat
   

1975 October Illinois Wheres My Fish H B
   

1975 October Kernville
   

1975 October
                                                           

1975 November
   

1975 Illinois
                       

1976 January Hawaii Hilo Kona
                       

1976 January Rose Par Hand
   

1976 January
   

1976 February
   

1976 March
           

1976 June
                                                                                                       

1977 January River
               

1977 January
                           

1978 April
                                                       

1978 November River
                   

1978 November
           

1979 November
           

Art Class Frank Ackerman
       

Bob And Cat Misty
   

Bob And Ducks
   

Bob At Beach
   

Bob At Ocean
   

CA Los Angeles St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Baptismal Font
   

CA Los Angeles St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Chandeliers And Choir Loft
   

CA Los Angeles St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Epitophios
   

CA Los Angeles St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Narthex
   

CA Los Angeles St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Nave Windows The Apostles
   

CA Los Angeles St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Pantocrator Of The Dome
   

CA Los Angeles St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Pulpit
   

CA Los Angeles St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Upper Altar Screen
   

CA Los Angeles St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Upper Altar Screen Life Of Christ
   

CA Los Angeles St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral View From Northwest
   

CA Redwoods
                   

CA St Sophia Carmel Mission Bell Tower
   

CA St Sophia Carmel Mission Interior
   

CA St Sophia Carmel Mission Padres Garden
   

CA St Sophia Carmel Mission Shrine
   

CA St Sophia Mission San Miguel
   

CA St Sophia Mission San Miguel Bell And Gate
   

CA St Sophia Mission San Miguel Fountain
   

CA St Sophia Mission San Miguel Garden
   

CA St Sophia Mission San Miguel Old Carreta
   

CA St Sophia Mission San Miguel One Burro Mill
   

CA St Sophia Mission San Miguel Padres Walk
   

CA St Sophia Mission San Miguel Sheep
   

CA St Sophia Mission San Miguel Sutters Fort
   

CA St Sophia Mission San Miguel Sutters Fort Wall
   

Canada Evelyn Lake Elizabeth Lodge
   

Clamming
   

Fiji Great Pacific Hotel
   

Fiji Indian Girl
   

Fiji Islands Fijian Girls
   

Fiji Islands Sugar Cane
   

Fiji Islands The Triangle Suva
   

Fiji Islands Warriors Club Dance
   

H B
   

Hawaii Anthurium
   

Hawaii Anthurium Blossoms
   

Hawaii Banyan Tree
   

Hawaii Beautiful Cattleya
   

Hawaii Bird Of Paradise
   

Hawaii Coffee Trees And Drying Shed Kona Coast
   

Hawaii Golden Shower
   

Hawaii Group Of Orchids
   

Hawaii Hibiscus
   

Hawaii Hilo Kona Aloha
   

Hawaii Hilo Kona Pau Finished
   

Hawaii Hilo Kona Surfing
   

Hawaii Hilo Kona Waikiki Aerial
   

Hawaii Hilo Kona Waikiki At Night
   

Hawaii Hilo Kona With Royal Hawaiian
   

Hawaii Honolulu Cattleya Orchids
   

Hawaii Honolulu Halemaumau Firepit Volcanos National Park
   

Hawaii Honolulu Kiauea Volcano Erupts Lava 1900 Feet Skyward
   

Hawaii Honolulu White Ginger Blossoms
   

Hawaii Honolulu Yacht Harbor
   

Hawaii Lurline In Honolulu Harbor
   

Hawaii Monkey Pod Tree
   

Hawaii National Memorial Cemetary Punchbowl
   

Hawaii Night Blooming Cereus
   

Hawaii Night Lights Airport Fountains
   

Hawaii Nuuanu Pali
   

Hawaii Papaya Trees
   

Hawaii Plumeria
   

Hawaii Red Ginger
   

Hawaii Royal Poinciana Tree
   

Hawaii Torch Ginger
   

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Erupting Volcano
   

Kiwi Wellington Zoo
   

Laguna P B J Art Class
   

Lake Elizabeth Area
   

New Zealand Auckland
   

Oceans Bridge Reflections
   

Redwood Highway California Eternal Tree House
   

Redwood Highway California Falling Redwood For Mill
   

Redwood Highway California Old Stage Coach Road
   

Redwood Highway California Redwood Temples
   

San Gabriel Mission
   

Shasta Dam And Lake
   

Shasta Dam And Lake Face Of Dam
   

Shasta Dam And Lake Museum At Shasta Dam
   

Shasta Dam And Lake Near Shasta Dam
   

Vancouver BC Aloha Brockton Point
   

Vancouver BC Bridge Over Capilano River
   

Vancouver BC Capilano Dam Spillway
   

Vancouver BC Capilano Suspension Bridge
   

Vancouver BC Dogwood Tree
   

Vancouver BC Empress Of Japan Prow
   

Vancouver BC Entrance To Stanley Park
   

Vancouver BC Lake Capilano And The Lions
   

Vancouver BC Lions Gate Bridge
   

Vancouver BC Skyline From Grouse Mountain
   

Voice Of Tigger At Plainview School Mr Scoper Remedial Reading Teacher
   

Unlabeled