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 67  

404 photos in this set.

 

Photos:

1993 June 2 An English Pub We Had Dinner Here Fish And Chips Of Course
   

1993 June 2 Band Not Normally Used But This Was 40th Anniversary Of Queen Elizabeths Coronation
   

1993 June 2 Barn At Buckingham Palace
   

1993 June 2 Changing Of The Guard At Buckingham Palace
   

1993 June 2 England Buckingham Palace
   

1993 June 2 England London Big Ben
   

1993 June 2 England Number 10 Downing Street
   

1993 June 2 Guard At St James Palace Now Home To Prince Charles
   

1993 June 2 One Of The Royal Carriages
   

1993 June 2 Royal Gold State Coach Solid Gold Built 1792 Needs 8 Horses To Pull Weighs 4 Tons
   

1993 June 2 Sixteen Guards Used When Queen Is Home 12 If Not Tradition
   

1993 June 2 Westminster Abbey
   

1993 June 2
                                               

1993 June 3 Bruges Bridge Near Belgium
   

1993 June 3 Electric Train
   

1993 June 3 England Dover
   

1993 June 3 England Dover Ready To Leave In A Hovercraft
   

1993 June 3 France Calais Arrived
   

1993 June 3 France Calais Farm
   

1993 June 3 France Near Calais German WWII Border
   

1993 June 3 13
           

1993 June 4 Belgium Brussels
   

1993 June 4 Brussels City Square
   

1993 June 4 Holland Has 15 Million People And 12 Million Bicycles
   

1993 June 4 Houseboats On The Canals
   

1993 June 4 Lee And Flowers In The Square
   

1993 June 4 Many Many Exchanges Of Money During Our Trip
   

1993 June 4 On Our Way To Holland
   

1993 June 4 One Man Band Guitar Drum And Harmonica
   

1993 June 4 Roof Hoists Used On All Old And New Apartments And Houses Because Stairways Too Narrow For Moving Furniture Etc
   

1993 June 4 Rubbing Dogs Nose And Ladys Arm Brings Good Luck So We Did
   

1993 June 4
                       

1993 June 5 Amsterdam A 700 Year Old City
   

1993 June 5 Boat House In The Canal
   

1993 June 5 Cheese Factory And The Cheese Lady
   

1993 June 5 Covered With Thatch Looks Like Roofing Material Tightly Tied Reed Lasts 100 Years Great Insulations
   

1993 June 5 Lots Of Cheese
   

1993 June 5 Making Wooden Shoes
   

1993 June 5 No Fences In Holland Cows Will Not Cross
   

1993 June 5 Ryksmuseum Rembrandts Night Watch Is Here
   

1993 June 5 Shutters Mean This Building Is A Warehouse Not A House
   

1993 June 5 Tall Ship Docked In One Of The Canals
   

1993 June 5 Windmill And House Where The Miller Lives
   

1993 June 5 Windmill Pumps 20000 Gallons Per Minute See Two Levels Of Water
   

1993 June 5
           

1993 June 6 Gothic Cathedral Wtih Twin 515 Foot Towers
   

1993 June 6 Inside The Cathedral
   

1993 June 6 Sight Of Bridge Near Ramagen Where American Troops Breached Hitlers West Wall
   

1993 June 6
                                   

1993 June 7 Cruise Up The Rhine Near Coblenz Germany
   

1993 June 7 Lunch At Rudesheim
   

1993 June 7 Luxembourg
   

1993 June 7 Poppies
   

1993 June 7 Reisling Wine Country
   

1993 June 7 Roman Ruin
   

1993 June 7 Roman Ruins At Trier One Of Germanys Oldest Cities
   

1993 June 7 Town Square At Trier
   

1993 June 7
                                           

1993 June 8 Eiffel Tower At Night
   

1993 June 8 Entering France Roadside Art
   

1993 June 8 Famous Moulin Rouge Cabaret
   

1993 June 8 Farewell Dinner
   

1993 June 8 France Paris View From Hotel Each Pipe On Roof Represents A Fireplace
   

1993 June 8 Graveyard Just Down The Street
   

1993 June 8 Louvre Museum
   

1993 June 8 Notre Dame Cathedral
   

1993 June 8 Point Zero, just outside Notre Dame. All distances in France are measured from this point and good luck for 1 year if you stand on it, so we did.
   

1993 June 8
                                                                   

1993 June 9 A Kiss On The Eiffel Tower
   

1993 June 9 Arc De Triomphe
   

1993 June 9 Eiffel Tower
   

1993 June 9 Lunch At A Cafe In Paris
   

1993 June 9 Monument To George Washington
   

1993 June 9 Napoleons Tomb
   

1993 June 9 Notre Dame Cathedral
   

1993 June 9
               

1993 June 10 Hall Of Mirrors Where Versailles Treaty Signed Following WWI
   

1993 June 10 Sacre Cleur, church at the top of a hill in Paris. Artists congregate here to paint and sell. We had lunch here in a cafe and watched all the activities.
           

1993 June 10 Versailles One Of Many Painted Ceilings
   

1993 June 10 Versailles Palace Of King Louis XIV
   

1993 June 10
                                   

1993 June 12 Oh Its Good To Be Home And Mango Agreed
   

1995 June 4 Italy Rome Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier
       

1995 June 4 Musolinis Balcony Where He Made His Speeches
       

1995 June 4 Tiber River Roman Bridge 2500 Years Old Still In Use Today
       

1995 June 4
               

1995 June 5 Floor Of Collisium Wooden Floor Placed Over Rock Maze
   

1995 June 5 Fortress For Popes Security During War Tunnel To Vatican
   

1995 June 5 Home Of President Of Italy
   

1995 June 5 Roman Collisium. No Christians slain here. Gladidators vs. gladiators and lions. Christians killed in the circuis. There were 2- Circus Maxima and Circuis nero. Circuis Nero was on grounds now housing St. Peter's Square and Basilica.
       

1995 June 5 St Peters Basilica Ceiling Appears Three Dimensional Only Flat Paint
   

1995 June 5 St Peters Square And Basilica
       

1995 June 5 This Swiss Guard Entrance To Vatican
   

1995 June 5 Three Coins In The Fountain Trivi
   

1995 June 5
                                   

1995 June 6 Firenze Florence
   

1995 June 6 Headache Lady Of France
   

1995 June 6 Pisa- moved inland 5 miles in 1000 BC to held preclude continual invasion from the sea by the Saracens. It worked so townsmen built a cathedral and baptistry in commemoration. They built the third building (Tower of Pisa) because the builder of the other two buildings felt that they needed a third building for balance. It's leaning because the whole building is of Carerra marble and it's too heavy for the soil.
       

1995 June 6 Recreation Of David Outside Gallery Of Fine Arts In The Square
   

1995 June 6 To Firenze Florence
       

1995 June 6
                       

1995 June 7 Baptistrys Heavy Bronze Gate Of Paradise 24K Gold
   

1995 June 7 Jerry Bought A Leather Jacket Here Demo Of Gold Initialing
   

1995 June 7 Michaelangelos Tomb
   

1995 June 7 Our Gondola Ride
   

1995 June 7 Santa Maria Del Fiore
   

1995 June 7 St Marks Basilica On St Marks Square
       

1995 June 7 Venezia Venica
   

1995 June 7 Venice Main Canal
   

1995 June 7
                                                               

1995 June 8 Glass Blower 15 Years As Apprentice
   

1995 June 8 No Paint All Mosaics In St Marks Basilica
       

1995 June 8 Old Time Mail Box
   

1995 June 8 To San Marino Smallest Country In Europe
   

1995 June 8
                                       

1995 June 9 13th century Basilica of St Francis, beginning of the Franciscan monks. They sent nuns- sisters of Los Angeles- to settle by the mission near a mexican town, Olivera Street, lead to naming both Los Angeles and San Francisco.
       

1995 June 9 To Assisi
   

1995 June 9
                                           

1995 June 10 Lots Of Walking
   

1995 June 10 Nets Being Stored For Use During Olive Harvest Season
   

1995 June 10 Pedestrian Street Crossing In Pompeii
   

1995 June 10 Pompeii Destroyed In 79 AD By Mt Vsuvius 60 Percent Of Town Uncovered So Far
   

1995 June 10 Pompeii Roman Bath And Eve
   

1995 June 10 Roman killed by lava, but deteriorated to ashes in time which lead to a hollow in lava rock. Scientists filled hole with plaster and carefully chipped away rock and this was the result- Pompeii citizen's body.
   

1995 June 10 To Borrento
   

1995 June 10
                                                               

1995 June 11 Back To Sorrento Lots Of Motor Scooters
   

1995 June 11 Crude Broom But Effective On Rough Rocky Streets
   

1995 June 11 Entering The Blue Grotto Pictures Do No Justice
   

1995 June 11 Island Of Capri
   

1995 June 11 Sheds Above Orange Trees To Store Tools Etc
   

1995 June 11 Tarantella Dancers Tarantula Spider
       

1995 June 11
                                                   

1995 June 12 To Taormina Sicily. Sicily has been occupied by Phoenecans, Greeks, Saracens, Normans, French, Spanish, and Arabs. All have left their mark. Arabs invented ice cream.
   

1995 June 12
                                               

1995 June 13 View From Our Hotel Room In Taormina
   

1995 June 13 We took a bus up the mountain to the main city of Taormina to see the Teatro de Greco an ancient Greek theater.
   

1995 June 13
                       

1995 June 14 4th Century Roma Villa Of Casale
   

1995 June 14 Enna A Strategic Fortress Town Perched High On Sheer Rock Built To Withstand A 20 Years Siege
   

1995 June 14 Lots Of Garlic But We Didnt Taste Any
   

1995 June 14 Terracotta Dirt Baked
   

1995 June 14 To Agrigento Sicily
   

1995 June 14 Vacation house of a vice emperor of Rome, approximately 100 BC, all floors were mosaics and house was 27000 square meters. House had piped running water.
   

1995 June 14
                                                                                               

1995 June 15 Italian Cemetary
   

1995 June 15 Lee Is Standing Near One Of The Footings For A Greek Temple Column
   

1995 June 15 Sixteen Meters High About 50 Feet
   

1995 June 15 Sleeping Giant Man Woshipping A Sun God
       

1995 June 15 To Palermo Valley Of Temples Greek Temples Built About 400 BC
   

1995 June 15 Valley Of The Temples Tombs
   

1995 June 15
                                           

1995 June 16 A young lady was selected to marry someone she did not want. She ran away and lived in a cave until she died. Ultimately she was sainted and this church was built in her cave.
   

1995 June 16 Arab Norman Palantine Chapel In The Royal Palace
   

1995 June 16 Italians Park Anywhere Any Way
   

1995 June 16 Monreale 12th Century Norman Cathedral 50000 Square Feet Of Byzantine Mosaics
   

1995 June 16 To Roma Overnight Ferry And Spend Most Of Day In Napoli Then On To Roma
   

1995 June 16
                                                                                                                   

1995 June 17 Abbey of Montecassino. Allies in WWII learned Germans were using the abbey for military purposes. One day the allies dropped 100 tons of bombs on the abbey. The next day they dropped 200 tons more. The abbey was completely wiped out accept one statue. Allies paid to rebuild the abbey, except the hill was 18 feet shorter due to the bombs.
   

1995 June 17 In Rome The Final Night
   

1995 June 17 The Last Supper In Rome
   

1995 June 17