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 68  

1,121 photos in this set.

 

Photos:

1973 October Birthday Party Don Schubert Alphus Bob Bertoldi Jerry Reid Jay Marcom
   

1973 October Don Jean Buddy Bob And Grant
   

1973 October Tom And Jerry
                                                   

1974 September
                   

1974 Florida At Bobs House
   

1974 HI Bob
               

1975 February
                                                                           

1975 May Bob Tina And Lou
   

1975 May Elizabeth And Tina
   

1975 May Lima Sheraton Bob Lou Elizabeth And Steve
   

1975 May Peru Cuzco
                       

1975 May Peru Cuzco Airport
   

1975 May Peru Cuzco Cathedral
   

1975 May Peru Cuzco Elizabeth Tina Bob Steve
   

1975 May Peru Cuzco Indian Boy
   

1975 May Peru Cuzco Indian Woman Weaving Blanket
   

1975 May Peru Cuzco Lou Elizabeth Bob And Alpaca
   

1975 May Peru Cuzco Marketplace
   

1975 May Peru Lima Cathedral
       

1975 May Peru Lima Cecilia
   

1975 May Peru Machu Pichu
                       

1975 May Peru Machu Pichu Bob And Steve In The Andes
   

1975 May Peru Machu Pichu Bob And Tina
   

1975 May Peru Machu Pichu Lou Tina And Bob
   

1975 May Peru Machu Pichu Steve
   

1975 May Peru Machu Pichu Sunrise
   

1975 May Peru Machu Pichu Tina And Steve
   

1975 May Tina And Lou
   

1975 May Tina Bob Elizabeth Lou And Steve
   

1975 December CA Los Angeles
   

1975 Floyd And Judy
   

1975 Floyd
   

1975 Kathy And Leon
               

1976 February CA Farmers Market
       

1976 February CA Hollywood
       

1976 February CA Universal City
                                                                                                                       

1976 Atlantic Ocean
   

1976 Beverly Hills
   

1976 Bob Lou And Ed Pond
   

1976 Bob Marge Ed Stella And Frank At Franks Place
   

1976 Bobs Apartment
       

1976 CA Beverly Hills
   

1976 CA Beverly Hills Good Shepher Church
       

1976 CA Bobs Apartment
   

1976 CA Frank Marg Ed Stella At Franks Place
   

1976 CA Hollywood
                   

1976 CA Hollywood Brown Derby
   

1976 CA Hollywood Chinese Theater
           

1976 CA Hollywood Wax Museum
   

1976 CA Hollywood Wax Museum Sonny And Cher
   

1976 CA Los Angeles
       

1976 CA Los Angeles Art Museum Ed
   

1976 CA Los Angeles Art Museum Stella
   

1976 CA Santa Monica Palisades Park
                       

1976 CA Santa Monica Palisades Park Ed
   

1976 CA Stella And Frank
       

1976 California
                                       

1976 California Ed Marge Frank Bob And Lou
   

1976 California Ed Marge Frank Stella At Franks House
   

1976 Ed And Bob
   

1976 Frank Stella Lou Bob And Marge
   

1977 March CA Knotts Berry Farm
                                                           

1977 March
   

1977 May CA Malibu Lou And Frazier
   

1977 May CA Malibu Lou And I
   

1977 May CA Santa Ynez Valley Lou And Vaughn
   

1977 May CA Solvang
                   

1977 May CA Solvang Mission Santa Ynez
   

1977 May CA Solvang Mission Santa Ynez Lou
       

1977 May CA Solvang Mission Santa Ynez Lou And I
   

1977 May CA Solvang Vaughn And Lou
   

1977 May CA West Hollywood
   

1977 May Frazier
   

1977 May
       

1977 June Frazier And Peter Cant Wait To Get To The Cove
   

1977 June Zuma Beach
   

1977 June Zuma Beach Frazier
   

1977 June Zuma Peter And Frazier
   

1977 June Zuma Peter In Shock
   

1977 June Zuma
   

1977 June
       

1977 August CA Griffith Park
   

1977 August CA Los Angeles Arriving From Las Vegas Weekend
   

1977 August CA Los Angeles Olvera Street
       

1977 August CA Los Angeles Union Station
   

1977 August CA Santa Monica
   

1977 August CA Santa Monica Pier
   

1977 August NV Las Vegas Las Vegas Airport
   

1977 August NV Las Vegas Las Vegas Airport Our 16 Hour Wait
   

1977 August NV Las Vegas Strip
           

1977 August NV Las Vegas
   

1977 September CA Long Beach
   

1977 September CA Long Beach Ports O Call
                               

1977 September CA Palos Veres
                   

1977 September CA Torrance Alpine Valley
           

1977 September CA West Hollywood 04
       

1977 September CA West Hollywood My 1972 Pinto
   

1977 September
           

1977 October 31 CA West Hollywood At Mike Greenwells Peter Lou Rob Frazier And Larry
   

1977 October 31 CA West Hollywood Frazier At Mike Greenwells
   

1977 October 31 CA West Hollywood Getting Ready For The Big Night
   

1977 October 31 CA West Hollywood Larry At Our Apartment
   

1977 October 31 CA West Hollywood Mike Greenwells Apartment
       

1977 October 31 CA West Hollywood
           

1977 November CA Hollywood Lou Me Pat And Frazier Thanksgiving Dinner At Fraziers
   

1977 November CA Hollywood
       

1977 November CA Laguna Beach
                                               

1977 November CA Laguna Beach Lou And Bernie Caine
   

1977 November CA Laguna Beach Lou Doug And Bernie
   

1977 November CA West Hollywood Lous Citizenship Party
                   

1977 November CA West Hollywood My 31st Birthday Party Danny Me Muriel And Vaughn
   

1977 November CA West Hollywood Santa Monica Boulevard Lou At Machismo
   

1977 November CA West Hollywood
   

1977 November Larry Morman Lou Me And Pat Thanksgiving Dinner At Frazier And Peters
   

1977 November Lou Mike Greenwell Peter And Friend Thanksgiving Dinner At Peter And Fraziers
   

1977 December 25 CA West Hollywood
                       

1977 December CA West Hollywood
                       

1977 CA Malibu Frazier And Lou
       

1977 CA West Hollywood My 1972 Pinto
   

1977 CA West Hollywood Thad Smiths Apartment
   

1978 January CA Anaheim Disneyland Jim Lou And I
   

1978 January CA Anaheim Disneyland Jim Schmoll
   

1978 January CA Anaheim Disneyland Lou Guye And Jim
   

1978 January CA Anaheim Disneyland Me Guye And Jim
   

1978 January CA Anaheim Disneyland Pirates Of The Caribbean
   

1978 January CA Anaheim Disneyland Space Mountain
   

1978 January CA Anaheim Disneyland
                           

1978 January CA Burbank Lou And I At Vons Townhouse
   

1978 January CA West Hollywood
       

1978 January FL Miami Chris Bennetts Apartment On Layover
       

1978 January FL MIami Chris On Layover
   

1978 January Jim And Guye At The Labrea Tar Pits
   

1978 January Jim And I At Griffith Park
   

1978 February Frazier And Lou Bidding
   

1978 March CA Coachella Valley
   

1978 March CA Indio
           

1978 March CA Joshua Tree National Monument
   

1978 March CA Joshua Tree National Monument Cholla Cactus
   

1978 March CA Salton City Salton Sea
       

1978 March CA Salton City Salton Sea Chocolate Mountains
   

1978 March CA Santa Monica Mike Greenwell
   

1978 March Joshua Tree National Monument Mount San Jacinto
   

1978 March Joshua Tree National Monument Mount San Jacinto And San Gorgonio
   

1978 March Orocopia Mountains
   

1978 March
                   

1978 April CA Long Beach
           

1978 April CA Long Beach Ports O Call
   

1978 April CA Sherman Oaks Minigolf
       

1978 April CA Sherman Oaks Mom Playing Minigolf
   

1978 April CA Van Nuys Busch Gardens
                                                   

1978 April CA Van Nuys Busch Gardens Mom And Dad
       

1978 April CA Van Nuys Mom And Dad
       

1978 April
                                                               

1978 May
       

1978 July ACT Canberra Red Hill
   

1978 July Australia ACT Canberra
       

1978 July Australia ACT Canberra Parliament
       

1978 July Australia ACT Canberra Serbian Church Yard
   

1978 July Australia ACT Canberra Serbian Orthodox Church
   

1978 July Australia ACT Canberra War Memorial
   

1978 July Australia Canberra Flag Over Parliament Building
   

1978 July Australia New South Wales Palm Beach Coast Boarding Cruise Boat Up Hawkesbury River
   

1978 July Australia New South Wales Palm Beach Cruising The Hawkesbury River
   

1978 July Australia New South Wales Palm Beach Mouth Of Hawkesbury River
           

1978 July Australia New South Wales Sydney Saint Marys R C Cathedral
           

1978 July Australia Sydney
           

1978 July Australia Sydney Circular Quay Waiting For Tour Bus
   

1978 July Australia Sydney Harbour Bridge
   

1978 July Australia Sydney Harbour North Head
   

1978 July Australia Sydney Hyde Park
   

1978 July Australia Sydney Martin Plaza
       

1978 July Australia Sydney Martin Plaza Folk Dances
   

1978 July Australia Sydney Martin Plaza Philippine Folk Dances
       

1978 July Australia Sydney Martin Plaza Russian Folk Dances
   

1978 July Australia Sydney Opera House
   

1978 July Australia Sydney Phone Booth In The Rocks Section
   

1978 July Australia Sydney Sydney Harbour From Australia Tower 48th Floor
   

1978 July Australia Sydney Sydney Opera House From North End Of Harbour Bridge
   

1978 July Australia Sydney Sydney Opera House From Northern Suburbs
   

1978 July Australia Sydney Tour Of Southern Beaches
           

1978 July Australia Sydney Tour Of Southern Beaches Bondi
       

1978 July Austrlia ACT Canberra
   

1978 July Austrlia ACT Canberra Parliament
       

1978 July Austrlia Koala Park
       

1978 July Fiji Nadi
               

1978 July Fiji Nadi Lou On Way To Australia
   

1978 July HI Honolulu
   

1978 July HI Northwestern Oahu End Of The Road
   

1978 July HI Oahu
   

1978 July HI Oahu Along Pali Highway Banana Trees
   

1978 July HI Oahu Northwestern End
   

1978 July HI Oahu Pali Lookout
           

1978 July HI Oahu Pali Lookout Strong Wind Gusts
   

1978 July HI Oahu Sugar Mill
   

1978 July HI Oahu Valley Of The Temples
                                           

1978 July HI Oahu Waimea Falls
                   

1978 July Koala Bear Park
   

1978 July New Zealand Rotorua Bubbling Mud Pits
   

1978 July New Zealand Rotorua City Park
   

1978 July New Zealand Rotorua Geysers
   

1978 July New Zealand Rotorua Maori Concert
   

1978 July New Zealand Rotorua Maori Meeting House
   

1978 July New Zealand Rotorua Maori Village
       

1978 July New Zealand Rotorua Saint Faiths Church Anglican
   

1978 July Our Trip To Oahu
   

1978 July Tea Break During Southern Beach Tour Scones With Raspberry Jam And Heavy Cream
   

1978 December 31
       

1978 December 31 CA West Hollywood Lou Raul Mier David Shepherd Von And Danny
   

1978 December CA West Hollywood
   

1978 December Lou
   

1978 December
           

1978 Andre And I
   

1978 LA New Orleans Mardi Gras
                                               

1978 LA New Orleans Mardi Gras St Louis Cathedral
   

1978 Lou Andre Vaughn And Danny
   

1979 February AK Along Seward Highway Area Sunk 8 Feet During Great Alaska Earthquake
       

1979 February AK Anchorage
   

1979 February AK Anchorage Chuck Chesnut At Earthquake Park
   

1979 February AK Anchorage Chugach Mountains
               

1979 February AK Anchorage Chugach Mountains And Cook Inlet
           

1979 February AK Anchorage Cook Inlet
   

1979 February AK Anchorage Cook Inlet And Chugach Mountains Earthquake Park
   

1979 February AK Anchorage Cook Inlet Turnagain Arm
   

1979 February AK Lucille Werner And Guide Benny Goodman At Aleyska Lodge
   

1979 February AK Portage Glacier Me And Lucille Warner
   

1979 February Alaska
   

1979 February Aleyska
                           

1979 February Aleyska Mountain
           

1979 February Along The Seward Highway
   

1979 February Atop Mount Aleyska
   

1979 February Matanuska Valley Eklutna
   

1979 February Matanuska Valley Eklutna Eskimo Burial Ground
   

1979 February Moose Along Seward Highway
   

1979 March CA Palm Springs Andreas Canyon
   

1979 March CA Palm Springs Atop Mount San Jacinto
   

1979 March CA Palm Springs Coachella Valley
       

1979 March CA Palm Springs Mount San Jacinto State Park
                                   

1979 March CA Palm Springs Palm Canyon
                           

1979 March CA Palm Springs San Bernardino Mountains
   

1979 March CA Palm Springs San Jacinto Mountains
   

1979 March CA Palm Springs
   

1979 March CA San Bernardino Mountains From Mount San Jacinto Lookout
   

1979 May CA Lompoc
       

1979 May CA Lompoc La Purissina Mission
               

1979 May CA Los Angeles
   

1979 May CA Solvang
           

1979 May CA Ventura
   

1979 May Cancun
               

1979 May Mexico Cancun Isla Nujueres
       

1979 May Mexico City Mexico Archeological Museum
       

1979 May Mexico Mexico City Teotehuacan 02
                                           

1979 May Mexico Mexico City Xilmilco
               

1979 May Mexico Taxco
                           

1979 May Mexico Taxco Lou And Henry Guide
   

1979 May Mexico Taxco Santa Priscia
                   

1979 May Oaxaca
               

1979 May Oaxaca Arriving
   

1979 May Oaxaca Chicks
   

1979 May Oaxaca Market
           

1979 May Oaxaca Native Dances
   

1979 May Oaxaca Tulum
                       

1979 May Oaxaca Zoccollo
           

1979 May Santa Ynez Valley Solvang
       

1979 May Ventura Mission San Bonaventura
       

1979 May
   

1979 June CA Los Angeles
   

1979 June
       

1979 July Datsun
   

1979 August Malibu Barbaras Visit
       

1979 September CA Los Angeles
       

1979 September CA Santa Monica Beach Tina
   

1979 September CA Santa Monica Beach Tina And Me
   

1979 September CA Santa Monica Beach Tina Frazier And Tina
   

1979 September Canada Vancouver
           

1979 September Canada Vancouver Gastown
   

1979 September Canada Vancouver Queen Elizabeth Park
               

1979 September Canada Vancouver Stanley Park
                           

1979 September Tinas Visit
   

1979 October CA Lake Arrowhead
                           

1979 October CO Alongside The Denver Colorado Springs Interstate
   

1979 October CO Colorado Springs Denver Freeway Ernie
   

1979 October CO Ernie
   

1979 October CO Rocky Mountains From Pikes Peak
   

1979 October Colorado
               

1979 October
           

1979 November Brian Hammond
   

1979 November Cape Province Capetown The Blue
   

1979 November Hluhluwe Game Reserve
                       

1979 November Hluhluwe Game Reserve Sunrise Walk
   

1979 November Johannesberg Arriving
   

1979 November On The Way To South Africa
   

1979 November On Way Back From South Africa
           

1979 November Pretoria Diamond Mine
       

1979 November Pretoria Parliament
   

1979 November Pretoria Vortrekkers Monument
   

1979 November South Africa Airways First Class Lounge
   

1979 November South Africa Cape Province Capetown The Blue
   

1979 November South Africa Johannesberg
       

1979 November South Africa Natal Durban
                                                   

1979 November South Africa Stellenbosch Cape Dutch Architecture
   

1979 November South Africa Stellenbosch Groot Constantia
       

1979 November South Africa Stellenbosch Lou Henri Rivet And Brian Hammond
   

1979 November South Africa Stellenbosch The Cape
   

1979 November South Africa Stellenbosch Vineyards
   

1979 November South Africa Transvaal Pretoria
   

1979 November South African Natal Durban Marine Parade
   

1979 November Stellensbasch Me Henri And Brian
   

1979 November Transvaal Pretoria Jacaranda Trees
   

1979 December 22 Anniversary Party
   

1979 December 22 Jeff King 10th Anniversary Party
   

1979 December CA Los Angeles Lous Birthday
   

1979 December Hawaii
   

1979 December HI Hanauma Bay
   

1979 December Moms Birthday
           

1979 December
                                                                           

1979 Muriels Going Away Party
   

1979 Muriels Going Away Party Danny Resendi Muriel Mottei Mewbouine Me Vaughn Griggs And Jay Marcom
   

1979 Valentines Day
       

1979 Zululand South African Kraal
   

1980 January Acapulco
                           

1980 February LA New Orleans French Quarter
           

1980 February LA New Orleans Saint Louis Cathedral
   

1980 February LA New Orleans Saint Louis Square
       

1980 February LA New Orleans Saint Louis Square Esplanade
   

1980 February Mardi Gras Bound
   

1980 April CA San Diego Balboa Park
                                   

1980 April CA San Diego Balboa Park Rose Garden
       

1980 June FL Miami Beach 21st Street Beach Chris Me And Lou
   

1980 October Tony Karnes Don Amador
   

1980 LA New Orleans Mardi Gras
                           

1980 LA New Orleans Mardi Gras French Quarter
       

1980
       

Bob Tina And Lou
   

CA Los Angeles
   

Cancun
       

Colorado
                           

Elizabeth And Steve
   

LA New Orleans Mississippi River
   

Lou And Bob In The Andes
   

Lou And Bob
   

Lou With A Coco Loco
   

Mexico
   

Mexico Cathedral
   

Mexico City Flower Stalls
       

Mexico City Our Lady Of Guadalupe Shrine
   

Mexico City Reforma In Background
   

Mexico City Teotihuacan
   

Mexico City University Of Mexico
       

Mexico City Zoccollo
   

Mexico City
                   

Oaxaca
   

Peru Lima Cathedral Tina
   

Peru Lima Sheraton Bob Tina Elizbeth And Steve
   

Peru Machu Pichu 7 AM
   

Peru Machu Pichu Elizabeth And Lou
   

Peru Machu Pichu Tina
   

Steve Elizabeth Lou And Bob On The Sacrificial Altar Of The Virgins
   

Urumbamba River Lou Tina Bob
   

Xilmilco
   

Zululand Valley Of 1000 Hills
       

Unlabeled