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.

  • 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 8  

148  images in this set.

Research/Genealogy:

Found some hits for Harry Kim in Reedly, CA, but with more than one Harry Him and no corroborating info (other relatives, date of birth, etc.), I can't pin anything down to being the right guy.

 

Cast:

Eh.  Hardly any last names, no meat to chew on.

 

Photos:

April 1947
   

August 1952
   

July 1952 Jerrys First Birthday
   

July 1952
           

1952
   

December 25, 1954 Jerry Age 3 And A Half Years Old
   

December 1954
                   

July 1955 Bought Jerry A Red Tractor For His Birthday
   

July 1955
   

1955
   

September 22, 1957
   

October 20, 1957 Entrance
   

October 20, 1957 Flamingos Florida Bird Asleep In The Background
   

October 20, 1957 Hibiscus In The Background
   

October 20, 1957 This Man Wanted To Put All The Parrots On Illegible So You Can See Him Pushing The Mans Arm Away
   

October 1957 On Our Way To Florida
   

October 1957
       

November 1957 Florida Jerry Betty And I At The Zoo
   

November 1957 Florida
                   

December 1957 Florida Jerry In Swimming Pool
   

December 1957 Florida, Jerry And I In Pool
   

December 1957 Florida
       

1957 Jerry At Kindergarten
   

1957
   

January 1958 San Francisco Zoo 2
   

April 1958 Florida Jerry And His Easter Treasures
   

April 1958 Florida Jerry In His Winter Coat
   

May 30, 1958 Miami Airport
   

May 1958 Miami
   

June 1958 Disneyland
   

June 1958 Disneyland Near Entrance
   

June 1958 Entrance To Disneyland
   

June 1958 Flying Dumbo
   

June 1958 Golden Gate Park
   

June 1958 Harry Kims House Reedley, CA
   

June 1958 Illegible Fishing Illegible
       

June 1958 Jerry Los Angeles
   

June 1958 Jerry, Los Angeles
   

June 1958 Knotts Berry Farm
   

June 1958 Marjorie Holmes And Jerry, NYC
   

June 1958 San Francisco Zoo
   

June 1958 Santas Village
   

June 1958 Tijuana, Mexico
   

July 1, 1958 Illegible And Jerry In Moms Front Yard
   

August 1958
           

October 1958 On Our Way To Florida
   

December 20, 1958 This Is Rocky With Keith And Jerry In The Front Of Illegible House
   

1958 Florida
   

1958 Miami Beach On The Boat
   

February 1959
   

April 1959 This Is The New Pontiac
   

June 1959 Kays Car 1956 Pontiac Station Wagon
   

June 1959 Taken At Huntington Beach
   

June 1959
   

July 1959 Allegan Street
   

July 1959
       

December 1959
   

1959 Allegan Street, Whittier, CA
   

1959 Mothers Day
   

April 1959
   

May 1960 Vacation To Hono
   

March 1961
   

June 1961 Jerry And Mike Bain
   

June 1961
                   

April 1962
   

May 1962
   

June 17, 1962 Mad Tea Cup Ride
   

June 1965 Lenn Monkey King Nuthead
   

June 1965 Lenn Monkey King Nuthead Comic Book My Favorite Martian August 1964
   

July 1968
   

October 1968
   

April 1969 This Was Taken From The Illegible Gardens Illegible Baby With Us
   

August 29, 1983 Mom In 3 Months Will Be 90 Years Old Taken In Front Of Haras House
   

August 29, 1983
   

July 1986
   

August 1986 Jerry At His Mobile Home
   

May 1988 Jerrys Mobile Home
   

May 1988 Mobile Home Kay Jerry George Tong
   

Kay Auld 1990
   

September 18, 1993
                                                           

1993 Greeting Card Side 1 Dear Jerrys Caroline
       

July 28, 2007 Family Picture At Haras 90th Birthday At Embassy Suites
   

Changs 1957 Pontiac Star Chief Isnt It A Beauty
   

July 2 Grandma Illegible Mickey
   

Radio City, NYC
   

Unlabeled