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 52  

538 photos in this set.

 

Photos:

1966 November Marion And Ross
   

1969 June 29 Lois And Sam
   

1969 June 29
                           

1969 July 1 Verna And Lois
   

1969 July 2 K Lloyd And Lois On Ferry Dock
   

1969 July 13 Breakfast At Grange Hall
   

1969 July 15 Crescent City 01 Balance Of Trip To Bellingham Alan And Debby Dayton Visitors 1969
   

1969 July Balance Of Trip To Bellingham Alan And Debby Dayton Visitors
                                                           

1969 July Mt Rainer 01 Balance Of Trip To Bellingham Alan And Debby Dayton Visitors 1969
   

1969 July
                                                                                                               

1969 September 10 British Columbia Vancouver Totem Pole Park University Of BC
   

1969 September 10 Stanley Park Kangaroo And Baby
   

1969 September 11 Illegible Lois At Edge Of Lake
   

1969 September 6 Lois And Russ Breakfast At Grange Hall
   

1969 September 6 On Matia Island
   

1969 September 9 On Glacier Queen
       

1970 January California City
                                                                                       

1970 February
                                       

1970 April 19 Dottie And Al
   

1970 April Lowell Thomas Rose
   

1970 April Orchid Paleonopsis
   

1970 April Paleonopsis
   

1970 April Roses
   

1970 April
                                                                   

1970 June Arcadia Trip Canoe Trips Baby Pictures
       

1970 July Arcadia Trip 1970 June Canoe Trips Baby Pictures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

1970 July
                                               

1970 August 02 Balance Of Trip To Bellingham Alan And Debby Dayton Visitors 1969
                                                                                               

1970 August Anderson Lake Balance Of Trip To Bellingham Alan And Debby Dayton Visitors 1969
           

1970 August Family In Back Yard Sale Balance Of Trip To Bellingham Alan And Debby Dayton Visitors 1969
   

1970 August Igloo Cake Balance Of Trip To Bellingham Alan And Debby Dayton Visitors 1969
   

1970 August Jean Aunt Mabel Charlotte Balance Of Trip To Bellingham Alan And Debby Dayton Visitors 1969
   

1970 August Judy And Bob Balance Of Trip To Bellingham Alan And Debby Dayton Visitors 1969
   

1970 August Redwoods High Water December 1963 Balance Of Trip To Bellingham Alan And Debby Dayton Visitors 1969
   

1970 December Solvang
   

1970 December
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

1974 December Arizona C S Church
   

1974 December Balloon Over Lake Anderson
       

1974 December Canyon Between I10 And Thermal
   

1974 December Canyon To Salton Sea
   

1974 December Canyon To Salton Sea View
   

1974 December Desert
   

1974 December London Bridge
       

1974 December London Bridge Russ Lois
   

1974 December Salton Sea View
   

1974 December
       

1975 March Cherokee Placque
   

1975 March Cherokee
   

1975 March Eastern Hills MH
   

1975 March Sunset MH
       

1975 May Harold Lambert Marilyn Lambert Al Mason
   

1975 May Lake Almanor
   

1975 May Lake Almanor Mount Lassen
   

1975 May Mount Lassen From Lake Almanor
   

1975 September CA Costa Mesa Back Yard
       

1975 September Carlsbad Caverns Lois Rose Charlotte Helen Wendy Del
   

1975 September Carlsbad Caverns Rose Charlotte Russ Helen Wendy Del
   

1975 September City Of Rocks
       

1975 September City Of Rocks At Sunset
   

1975 September Gila Cliff Dwellers Del
       

1975 September Gila Cliff Dwellings Rose Russ
   

1975 September Gila Cliff Dwellings Wendy Lois
   

1975 September Grand Canyon
                   

1975 September Grand Canyon At Dawn
           

1975 September Grand Canyon Dawn
   

1975 September Grand Canyon Eve
       

1975 September Grand Canyon Mule Train On Trail
   

1975 September Helen Wendy Rose Del Russ
   

1975 September Lake Oroville From Forbestown Road
   

1975 September Lunch At Lake Roosevelt Wendy Rose Del Rus
   

1975 September Mule Train On Trail
   

1975 September New Mexico City Of Rocks
   

1975 September New Mexico Deming City Of Rocks
   

1975 September New Mexico Kennicut Copper Mine
   

1975 September New Mexico On Road To City Of Rocks
   

1975 September New Mexico White Sands Lois And Rose
   

1975 September New Mexico White Sands Russ Wendy Del Rose
   

1975 September Outside Las Cruces On Road To Pecan Orchards
   

1975 September Petrified Forest Log Bridge
   

1975 September Texas Bluebonnets Las Cruces
       

1975 September Trail Into Grand Canyon
   

1975 September
                   

1975 October Cherokee
       

1975 October Shasta Dam
   

1975 October
                       

1975 Costa Mesa CA
   

1975 Grass Valley Maple Tree Fall
   

1976 Golden Fiesta Parade Square Dance Float
   

1976 Golden Fiesta Wayne Maynard
   

1976 January Downieville
               

1976 January Malakoff Diggings
           

1976 January Nevada City
               

1976 May Golden Fiesta Marilyn Chas Smith Russ Jim Castle Wayne And Helen Maynard
   

1976 May Golden Fiesta On The Float
   

1976 May Golden Fiesta Parade Square Dance Float And Lois
   

1976 May Golden Fiesta Parade Wayne Helen Marilyn Lois Russ Al Margaret Smith
   

1976 July 4 Boat Float Parade
               

1976 July 4
       

1976 September
   

1977 January Malakoff Diggings
   

African Violets Paleonopsis
           

Approaching
   

Balance Of Trip To Bellingham Alan And Debby Dayton Visitors 1969
                   

Bathroom
       

Bill And Martha Caughell
   

Cranberry Point Lummi Island Ferry
   

Delta Trip Day After Thanksgiving
                           

Dining Room
   

Family On Glacier Queen
   

From Road
   

Humming Bird
   

K And Ks Outside From Road
   

Kitchen
   

L And Ks Bedroom From Garage
   

L And Ks Bedroom Telephone
   

Lake Vancouver Illegible
   

Looking Towards Bellingham
   

LR Looking Toward DR
   

Pebble Beach Surf
                           

Stanley Park Arctic Wolf
   

Unusual Lighting Off Abner Point
   

Unlabeled