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 66  

2,140 photos in this set.

 

Cast:

Anna Kohl
Elisabeth Kreutz
Herbert Kohl
Josef Kohl
Peter Novosad
Eleanor Kreutz
Heinrich Jutwein
Joanne Lissee Koehl
Karl Kreutz
Pinchoa Aywiri

 

Translations: 

From the back of each photo, many thanks to the German Genealogy Translations group on Facebook.

1949 December 11 A memory from Besni Fok. Think more often of your [girl-]friend in the far distance, yours Resl

1950 April 2 For Anni sister in loving memory from the homeland your Istvan. Am I a little rascal?

1950 April 2, For Mom and Kotti as a loving keepsake from the homeland.  Your son-in-law and grandchild.  Yes?  Your Schlime [this might be a joke - schlimme = bad, or a nickname or even a name] daughter.  The German spelling here is often not quite right and phonetic, the author uses 'ei' when it should be 'eu', ei instead of eu is used in spoken language in some dialects.

1966 July 2 After landing at airport ORD. Rudolf and Marta Elbl on the way to customs passport control.  Temperature 98Deg Fahrenheit ( 92 or 93?)

After the arrival at O'Hare Airport in Chicago on 2 July 1966, after going through Passport Control and Customs, on the way to get cars for the 75-mile trip to Racine, Wisconsin. In the background on the right is International Flights Terminal. People [in the photo] from the left: Rudolf Elbe, Elisabeth Kreutz, Martha Elbe, Amy (?) Köhi, Jo-Ann Köhl, Josef Köhl.

"A remembrance/memory from me and my sons. Keep me dear." There are some errors in grammatic and spelling. I suppose the woman was not german.

At the court of the Köhl family in Racine, Wisconsin on July 12, 1966, People on the left: Martha Elbl, Herbert Köhl, Anna Köhl, Rudolf Elbl, and Johann Köhl in the swimming pool

Christmas evening ( 24th of Dec in Germany ) in the Lunchroom in the "Deutsches Haus". Normally we sit with 4 persons at one table. Now I don't longer sit with women at the table. Mayer Richard is a name. St. Blasius is a famous place in the Black Forest.

"da halte ich..." there I hold Sister Martha by her belt, she´s in our house with us. She fled from Sudetenland. Miss Truwe in / from Cologne, until Christmas I was there each day, with Höhn(?) and (?) Schöchlin(?) at the table. Wobbermin Hannover I have no clue if Höhn and Schöchlin are friends of him, also never heard Wobbermin.

Gerda poured us wine on the street, that she brought with her and a carnation. Buoyed me up then she took the second picture.

Hot People, Rudolf and Martha Elbl in the vegetable garden - ? at the Kohl Family on 12 July 1966. Temperature on this day 90 degrees.

In remembrance of the 50th birthday of Maria K/H de G/Jettmann with children and gran children on the 6th Nov 1948. Many greetings from your sister and brother in law Marizi? & Anton G/Jettmann. One can recognise us well in the picture or not. Box = received on the 4th January 1949.

In the house where I live after the Christmas party in the German house we celebrated further.
       

Josef and Jo-Ann Köhl eating green (?raw) corn on 13 July 1966 in the Kreutz family's yard.

Me with Franz Habschied in front [of the house] in the street.

Someone joined in here. The camera was taken from her; she should also be in the picture. Then she grabbed a bottle, which we had already drunk dry. [names from left to right] Willy Kraft, Rudolf Restle, Gerda Sennewald, my humble self.

The cars of the Köhl and Kreutz families in front of the Köhl family's house on 12 July 1966. Rudolf Elbe is standing by the car.

Uncles Visit
                   

WI Racine Zoo 15 Months Old With Ronald Novosat
   

 

Photos:

1934 Anna Koehl
   

1943
   

1944 Goethe Alley 37 Pancowa Slash Banati
   

1947 Pinchoa Aywiri
   

1947
   

1948 May 3rd
   

1948 November 21 Buenos Aires Erinnerung Von Eleanor Kreutz
   

1949 April 15 Buenos Aires Tammy And Elly
   

1950 April Herr Herman Charline Judit
   

1950 June 25 Elisabeth And Karl Kveutz
   

1950 June
   

1950s Joe And Anny Koehl
                                                                                   

1950
   

1951 Florida
       

1951 November 1 Racine Zum Andenkin An Peter Novosad
   

1951 November 1 WI Racine Anny Kreutz
   

1951 November 22 Wernstein Am Ann
   

1951 WI Racine Nick Hus Peter Novosad
   

1952 December
       

1953 June
               

1953 July
   

1953 August
       

1953 December
       

1953 Ann Novosad
   

1953 My First Car Desoto Amy Kreutz
   

1953 WI Milwaukee Joan Spentzer
   

1953
       

1954 January 9 Our House In Juposlanin
   

1954 July 3 WI Racine Josef And Anny Koehl
   

1954 July Ludington
   

1954 August Luise Hedi And Haristine
   

1954 December
   

1954 Canada Niagara Falls Anne
   

1954 Hamilton
   

1954 Niagara Falls
                   

1954 Niagara Falls Blumen Uhr
       

1954 Tierpark
   

1954 WI Racine
   

1954
                       

1955 September St Blasien Wilhelm Schmitz Martha Schwester Rechtsamwalt Herbert Haut
   

1955 In Tierpark
   

1955 Ludington
   

1955 WI Michigan
   

1955 WI Racine
   

1955
                           

1956 February
   

1956 March In W Biebrich Fr Waldeck H Coridas Fr Coridas H Putzbach Anni Hans
   

1956 March In W Biebrich Myself Fr Waldeck H Coridas Fr Coridas H Putzbach Anni Hans
   

1956 June
   

1956
                   

1957 January 19 WI Racine
   

1957 June 2 OH Cleveland
               

1957 December
       

1957 December WI Milwaukee Bei Famichi Nilbrich
   

1957 Canada Hamilton
   

1957 Kohl
       

1957 Toronto
                   

1957 WI Milwaukee December Bei Famielie Nelbrich
   

1957 WI Racine Herbert And Joe Koehl
   

1957
                                                       

1958 January
                       

1958 Herberts Birthday
           

1958 Herbert
   

1958
   

1960 May 11th
   

1960 June
   

1960 August
   

1960 MO St Louis
   

1961 February
   

1961 April Der Rosi Ihre Hockzeit Unser Haus Im X
                           

1961 May 1 WI Milwaukee
       

1961 June 10 Der Rosi Ihre Hockzeit Unser Haus Im X
           

1961
                                                                           

1962 January Weihmachten And Andere
           

1962 January
                   

1962 July Weihmachter And Andere
       

1962 July
                           

1962 Weihn
                                       

1963 March 17 Das Ist Nicht Rainer
   

1963 March Rainer Snacking
   

1963 July Joanne
   

1963 July
   

1963 September WI Milwaukee
       

1963 September
   

1963 December
                               

1963 Herbert Koehl And Joanne Ludington
                                           

1964 March
                   

1964 May
   

1964 July
                                   

1964 August 22 Canada Niagara Falls
   

1964 August 22nd
   

1964 September
                                               

1964 December
                                   

1964
                                       

1965 May
                               

1965 June WI Racine
   

1965 June
       

1965 July 06
       

1965 August 9
               

1965 September
                                           

1965 October
           

1965
   

1966 January
                           

1966 July 12 Das Neue Auto Der Fam Kreutz Romfler American 1966 Staboislchoud Rudolf Elbe
   

1966 July
                   

1966 August
                                                                   

1966 December
               

1966 Joanne
                                                                                                               

1967 June
       

1967 August
                                                                                   

1967 December
                                                                                                                       

1967 Herbert Koehl Grade 6 Trautwein
                       

1967 Madison And Home
                                                                           

1967 Michigan
                                                                                           

1968 March
                       

1968 April
               

1968 May
                       

1968 June
                           

1968 August Kohl
           

1968 September
   

1968 November
                       

1968 December
                   

1968 Sunyrest Lucille And Herb 3 Years Old
                                           

1968 Uncles Visit
           

1969 April
                                                   

1969 August
                                                                   

1969 September
                       

1969 December
                               

1970 April
           

1970 May
   

1970 July
   

1970 December
                               

1971 January
           

1971 June
                           

1971 July
           

1971 August
                                                                                                                                   

1971 VA Vacation Joe Herbert Joanne Anny
   

1972 January Canada Original And Aller Lei
       

1972 May
                               

1972 August Canada Original And Aller Lei
                                                   

1972 August
       

1972 Canada Original And Aller Lei
                       

1972 Canada Paul Mark Rani Boehm Stivi Mark Eva Mark Linola Mark Kathy Mark
   

1973 January
                                                   

1973 July
                                                                                           

1973 August
   

1973 September
           

1973 October
                                                                           

1973 Weicherachten Original And 1974 X
                                           

1974 Giiford 7th Grade
   

1974
               

1975 Joanne L Koehl 8th Grade
   

1975 July House On The Rock
   

1975 Von Marks
   

1975
                   

1976 April May Heidis Wedding
                                                       

1976 June 5
   

1976 October WI Racine Joanne Lisee Koehl 9th Grade
   

1976 December Ausgearfetet
               

1976 Heidia Hockzeit 1977 Cluadia I KorenX Jueeni Eberhardt Finder
                                                                               

1977 May
                                           

1977 June Originale Ostern Fischers Eberhardts And Us
                                                       

1977 July Canada
                                                   

1977 August Macinach Island Herb Joanne And Kathe 05
               

1977 August ND With Keithe And Urlaub Yellow Stone Park
                                                       

1977 9th Grade
   

1977 Deutcher Besuch Kathe And Nady
                                                                   

1977 Joanne 9th Grade
   

1977 Joannes Pictures Hand Gemahlene Nadj
                                                                                   

1977 Madj And Kathe Jowanourtd
                                                                                   

1977 Vacation In Colorado
   

1977 WY Mit Der Kathe
                                                       

1978 Snow Pictures Margareths Silberne Hahzeit
               

1979 July
                   

1979 December FL Laui Bell Osters 25 Jahre Spachter
   

1979 December Florida
                               

1979 December FL Weichsiachten Q Disney World
                                                                                       

1980s Joanne Dora And Colleen
                           

1980
                                   

1981 WI Milwaukee Tanzgruppen And Herbert Also Cookie Baking
                                                                                           

1982 Black Forest And Planned Tires With Rudi Uncle And Aunt
                                                                                                                                                                                                           

1982 Waldners In Germany And Grandpa Kreutz
                                                           

1983 January
           

1983 August Canada Alle Doppeld
                                       

1983 August Canada Quebec
                                                                                                       

1983 October ND Kurts Cows
                                                                                                   

1983 November MO St Louis Fischers
           

1985 December Herbs
                       

1986 June OK Maybe Darens Ownes Wedding
                   

1986 August Canada And Michigan Moving
                                                   

1986 September
   

1986 October Mama Resi And Siegfried Bei Marks
   

1987 December With Marian
                                                                                                                       

1988 December Lucille
                                                                                                                                                   

1988 Joanne Tom Jeaneen And Kert Also Some Of Lindas Wedding
                                                                                                                                                   

1989 August 19 Extras Fon Joanne And Tom Hockzeit
           

1989 August 19
       

1989 Unser Film And Andere Original Welche Sind Noch Doppelt
                   

1990 April
                                                   

1994 September 18 To Josef Koehl Of Racine WI From Unspecified Monroeville PA 05
       

1994 September 18th
           

1994 October 31 To Josef Koehl Of Racine WI From Unspecified Monroeville PA
                                   

1994 October 31
               

1995 January 8
                           

1995 January
   

1995 March 5
               

1995 March 8
           

1995 April 16
                   

1995 May 14
       

1995 June 1
               

1995 June 2
                           

1995 June 3
       

1997 May 8 Kayli Died March 1998
   

1997 June 15 Kayli Died March 1998
       

1997 August 23 Kayli Died March 1998
                                   

1997 Kayli Died March 1998
                   

4 Months Old
   

50th Wedding Anniversary Catfish Or Goldene Hochzeit Wels
                                                                                                               

9 Months Old Grandma And Herbert Go For A Walk
   

Abby And Big Cucumber
                

Alte Kapien
                                               

Amy Kuntz Susi Heimann Heinrich Jutwein
   

Andenken On Villa La Bolsa Fur Anni Kohl Anton And Maria Gottmann
   

Austria
                           

Besni Fock Anna Speiole U Jery
   

Christmas
                                       

Fraulein Eberl Frankfurt
   

Gerda Brought Us Wine Off The Street That She Brought With Her And A Carnation Boyed Me Up Then She Took The Picture
   

Germany
                                                                               

Germany Trip
                                                                           

Good Old Capes
   

Grade 2
   

Grade 5
   

Grup Von Fam Odom Hohl
   

Herbert 15 Months Old And Rani 21 Months Old At The Zoo
   

Herbert Graduation
                                               

Herbert Koehl First Year 1956 And Joanne 1962 To 1963
                                                                                                                                                                                   

Koehl
                                                   

Licher Karl Dukel Hir Kommen Wir Auf Resuch Kathy Haria Catalina And Josef Gettwaun
   

Martha And Peter Nowosad
   

Melchiors Visit Also Mit Oma And Opa
                                                       

Novosool Momirod Mark Gisela
                                                                       

Otti Christian Aunt Elisabeth
   

Red Cross In The Parade Herb Driving Joanne On The Float
                               

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