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 54  

219 photos in this set.

 

Photos:

1972 October At Top
   

1972 October Beautiful Luxembourg
   

1972 October Bernese Oberland Alps By Cable Car
           

1972 October Better Scenery In London
   

1972 October Bunratty Castle Dinner Party And Pan Am Crew County Clair And Local Entertainment
                   

1972 October Climbing Mt Pilatus
   

1972 October Colosseum 180 Feet High
   

1972 October Column Of Congress Eternal Flame 4 Ladies Represent Religion Free Press Assembly Of God Free Expression
   

1972 October Coming Down Only Way To Reach Cable Cars Is By Motor Launch
                       

1972 October Coming Down Thru Domolites To Lake Grocie Or Clear Lake
       

1972 October Entering Italys Tiny Streets
   

1972 October Entering London Town Financial District And 3 Level Buses
       

1972 October Entertained At Swiss Fondeu Party And Yodeling Super
               

1972 October Golf Hotel At Badin
   

1972 October Gondola PM Riding
       

1972 October Gondola Riding
   

1972 October Gorgeous Holland
   

1972 October Guards At The Royal Palace
               

1972 October History Is Everywhere
       

1972 October In Hotel Des Balances At Lucerne Overlooking Lake
   

1972 October Italy Venice Out Of Hotel Baur Grumaned
   

1972 October Italy Venice St Marks At The Doges Palace
   

1972 October Leaving Ancient Rome
   

1972 October Local Market
   

1972 October Luxembourg House Of Parliament
   

1972 October Market Places At The Autostrada To Rome
       

1972 October Moselle And Rhine River Near Heidelberg
               

1972 October Moses By Michaelangelo
   

1972 October No Bricks Either
   

1972 October Our Driver Met Us At AMS Airport Windmills For Real City On Water All Fill Pix Near X Left Lots Of Flowers Window Shades Always Open
                   

1972 October Over Brenner Pass Europa Bridge
   

1972 October Overlooking
   

1972 October Pier At Porto Fino
   

1972 October Rebuild Bridge From German Retreat River Nickar
           

1972 October Remains Of Forum
   

1972 October Roma Capitol Building
   

1972 October See Notes
   

1972 October Sight Of Ski Jump At Cortina Used 1962 Olympics
       

1972 October Spanish Steps
   

1972 October Statue North Side St Peters
   

1972 October Statue Of Lost Boy City
   

1972 October Symbol Of Brussles Worlds Fair
   

1972 October Tower Bridge
       

1972 October Vatican Grounds From Cistine Chapel
   

1972 October Vatican Vatican Walls Surrounding 4 Miles
   

1972 October Westminster Abbey
   

1973 January Eiffel Tower
       

1973 January Meat Montmatre
   

1973 January Moulin Rouge By Day
   

1973 January St Pauls Cathedral
   

1974 February
                   

1974 February AK Landing At Anchorage
   

1974 February Alesyka Surroundings
   

1974 February Cathy Winter And I
   

1974 February City Tour At Anchorage
   

1974 February Dog Sled Riding Such Obedient Dogs
                   

1974 February Don And I
   

1974 February Don And I At Mt Aleska Lodge
   

1974 February Don And I On Pacific Ocean
   

1974 February Don Don And I
   

1974 February Don Me And Don
   

1974 February Ice Fishing With Real Eskimos
       

1974 February Icy Airport Runway Fun
   

1974 February Lodge In Foreground
   

1974 February Real Igloo And Me
   

1974 February Ski Sales Manager And I
   

1975 November Another Church In Hilly Zrh
   

1975 November Catholic Church
   

1975 November Clock At Lake Zrh
   

1975 November Downtown Zurich
   

1975 November Drink Sauser
   

1975 November Finest Restaurant In Gua
   

1975 November Grounds Of Used To Be Their White House
   

1975 November Lunch On Lake Boat
   

1975 November Mascot Of Zurich
   

1975 November Me
   

1975 November Mountain Village
   

1975 November Name Of Train Co Really
   

1975 November Scenery
   

1975 November Used To Be Their White House
   

1975 November View On Train To Lugano
   

1975 December 3 Stages Of Open Pit Pig
   

1975 December 3 Stages Of Water
   

1975 December Arlene And I
   

1975 December At Hotel
   

1975 December Bar At Bali Hai
   

1975 December Black Sand Beaches
   

1975 December Boat Launch To Moorea
   

1975 December Captain Cooks Bay
   

1975 December Cat To Deserted Island
   

1975 December Closer Shot
   

1975 December Club Med
   

1975 December Club Med Bora Bora
   

1975 December Farewell Tahiti
   

1975 December Flying North To Huahani
   

1975 December Flying Over Tahiti
   

1975 December For Safety With Beach Boys
   

1975 December Landing At World War I Air Strip Beautiful View From Airport
       

1975 December Looking Back At Airport
   

1975 December Looking Back At Airport With Zoom Lens
   

1975 December Lunch At Goquins
   

1975 December Luncheon Banquet
   

1975 December Mata And I Cycling
   

1975 December Mata Checking Island
   

1975 December Me At Hotel Bora Bora
   

1975 December Me On Reef
   

1975 December Merchant Ship At 0600
   

1975 December Moorea
   

1975 December One And A Half Hour Crossing
   

1975 December One Of My Admirers
   

1975 December One Slow And Rainy Day
   

1975 December Our Group
   

1975 December Over Water At Bali Hai
       

1975 December Over Water At Club Med
   

1975 December Over Water Bungalo At Bali Hai
       

1975 December Peter Fondas 80 Foot Yacht
   

1975 December Picnic And Snorkeling
   

1975 December Rainy Day
   

1975 December Reef Walk
   

1975 December Removing Leaves Tarp And Presto Roast Pig
           

1975 December Sand Castle Contest
   

1975 December Sight Beside Bar
   

1975 December Sight In Movie South Pacific
   

1975 December Sight In Movie South Pacific With Zoom Lens
   

1975 December Tahitian Dancers
   

1975 December Town And Le Truch In Hutt
   

1975 December Trading Vessel
   

1975 December Travelodge Hotel PPT
   

1975 December Under Water Diver On Glass Bottom Boat
       

1975 December View From Airport
   

1975 December Welcoming Committee
   

1975 December Wow
   

Anne At Park
   

Arc De Triumph
   

Arrival Lugano
   

Cable Car
   

Divers In Lake
   

Falls At Stein Am RXein
               

Flying Out Of Frantasy Land
   

French Riviera Seaports
                   

Gua Airport
   

Hillside View
   

I Was There
   

La Madeleine
   

Lake Steamer
   

Leaving Melide
   

Moulin Rouge On The Champo Elysees
   

Moving Train
   

Notre Dame
   

Opera
   

Pigalle
   

Place De La Concorde
   

Pretty
   

Radio Radar Mt Zurich
   

Riding On Lake Steamer
   

Rue De La Paix
   

Swiss Miniatures
   

View From Hotel
   

Waterfall
   

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