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 65  

183 photos in this set.

 

Cast:

Ben Zavacki

Bobby Dulinski

Frances Dulinski

Susie Newman

 

Photos:

1951 Cynthis Ann Morris Age 20 And A Half Months
   

1952 Bobby
   

1952 Carl And Lucille
   

1952 Frances Dulinski And Bobby Dulinski Age 7 First Holy Communion
   

1952 Hank And Joe
   

1952 Joe And Hank
   

1952 Richard Stella And Ted
   

1952 Roseanne And Bobby
   

1952 Stella And Ben K
   

1953 April Stella And Lucille
   

1953 Bobby Dulinski Age 7
                   

1953 July
   

1953 November Cindy And Bobby
   

1954 July Bobby
   

1954 July Stella
   

1954 December
                   

1955 July Stella
   

1955 July
                               

1955 Grandma And Grandpa Bajtkas Graves Note Grave Reads Jan Bajtka
   

1955 Grandma And Grandpa Bajtkas Graves
   

1955 Stella
   

1955
       

1956 July 29 04
       

1956 July 29th
                               

1956 July Tommy
       

1956 July
           

1956 December Bobby
       

1956 Ben Zavacki
   

1956 Bob
   

1956 Bobby
   

1956 Bobbys 10th Birthday Party
   

1956 Susie Newman
   

1956
                                               

1957 January
               

1957 March 17
                                       

1957 April 7 Ed Stella Tommy Bobby Alice And Cindy
   

1957 April 7 Ed Tommy And Stella
   

1957 April 21 Bob And Stella
   

1957 April 21 Tommy
   

1957 April 21 Tommy And Bob
   

1957 April 27
   

1957 April Bobby
   

1957 April Stella
       

1957 May Ed
   

1957 November 1 Bobby
   

1957 November Bobby And Stella
   

1957 December Bobby
   

1957 Stella
   

1957
   

1959 April Korea Inchon Here I am again sitting and thinking. How do you like the Easter card bunny and skunk, also the other cards? Came out pretty clear. At least I thought so.

   

1959 April Korea Inchon Here I am once again just daydreaming and you know of who. What do you think of my little desk and shelf?
   

1959 April Korea Inchon Just Me By A Jeep I Live In The Hut By The Big Pole
   

1959 April Korea Inchon Taking It Easy Reading My Retirement Book How Do You Like My Desk And Book Shelf
   

1959 May 3 Cindy And Grandma To Stella And Ed
   

1959 July 29
   

1959 September Bobby Cabin At
   

1959 September Ed And Bobby
   

1959 September MI Indian River Largest Wooden Cross In The World
   

1959 September Traverse City Zoo
   

1974 February Bahamahs Bob And Ed
   

1974 February Bahamas
               

1974 February Balamans Ed And Bob
   

1974 February Bob
   

1974 February Bob And Ed Bahamahs
   

1974 February FL Miami
                               

1974 February FL Miami Ed
       

1974 February FL Miami Ed 1974 February FL Miami Ed
   

1974 February FL Miami Ed And Bob
   

1974 February FL Miami Stella And Bob
       

1974 February FL Miami Stella And Ed
       

1974 February Stella Apartment
   

1974 February
   

1974 FL Miami Bob And Stella
   

1977 February Bahamas Stella And Ed
   

Bobbys 11th Birthday Margie Mary Jean Bobby Dave
   

Tommy Age 1 Year
   

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