Monday, May 2, 2016

Turn it Over! There's Something On The Back - Page 54



Very often, notations on the reverse of these found photographs are obscure or too brief or illegible. Most often there is nothing at all.

But now and then there is a message from the past that sparkles.

Back in March of 2009 LOST GALLERY had a full page of photographs and their very interesting reverse sides. There have been many new additions to the collection since then.

Here is a new group of those photographs with mysterious, funny and sometimes puzzling reverse sides; tiny bits of history, reaching out to us over the decades, sometimes a century.



Cabinet Card family group
Cabinet Card


On the reverse:
E. M. Hamblin
Stillwater
Okla

Photographer
M. H. Pinegar
Stillwater, Oklahoma Ter.


Cabinet Card group
Cabinet card Group

On the reverse
Presented to
Mrs E Kellerby
by Mre M J
Clark


Cabinet Card Family
Cabinet Card - Girl on bench

On Reverse:
Anne Adams

Photographer imprint:
1055 Broadway
Cakland, Cal.
Ormsby
National Competition
Philadelphia 1882
Awarded to E. D. Ormsby
for the best Photograph
In the United States
The National Gold Medal


Barbershop
Rppc of a barbershop

On the reverse
Hello Leland. How
are you and Etta
I am doing fine
don't know when
I will come home
yet. I will send
you this picture
write soon and
tell me all the
news Orendolee (?)

Postmarked
Sept 27, 1909
Marietta, Okla
Addressed to
Mrs C. W. Alexendar
Whitewright, Tex.

This is an RPPC. The postage stamp on the reverse was unceremoniously removed.


Christmas
Christmas

On the reverse
Christmas '72
Bob Jr. 17 Mo's old


Two Children
Two Children

On the reverse:
Rhonda & Archie Laney
26 July 74 Japan



Old Polaroid
Old Polaroid

On reverse:
Dory & I Horsing around.
Taken in Spardorf, Germany



Six guys in bib overalls
Six boys in bib overalls

On the reverse -
The one with 1 over
is Oscar, the 1 with
2 crosses is Owen
The card you sent
is is just fine
We are all real
well. Hope you
are well
Oscar Mathys
The one with 3 is Leo
(to)
Marion & Sheldon Schafer
Denison, Ia


Group outside
Group

On reverse:
Center
Al Massey


Card mounted portrait of two children
Card mounted portrait of two children

Audrey & Boyd Willis
Burley Willis Kids

(research)
Audrey Ena and Boyd Eldon Willis were two of six children of Franklin Burley Willis and Margaret E. Burkholder of Texas. Audrey and Boyd were born in Poolville, Texas. Franklin hailed from Arkansas and Margaret (Maggie) was from Poolville.


Standing in the flower garden
George

On the reverse;
11 Yrs 6 mo- 20 days
George just
before he went
to junior camp.
This is how
he looked the
day he left for
camp. June 27, 1937
319 Howard Ave
Burlingame



Small boy
Boy

On the reverse:
Jack Franklin
Thioman (obscured)
age 2 Mach 22 - 30
Isn't very good



Cabinet Card baby
Cabinet card Baby

On the reverse:
For Ma.
Age 4 Months
weight 18 lbs.



Cabinet Card baby
Cabinet Card Baby

On the reverse
Feb 23 1893
Earl Bruce age 6 m

Photographer
Deane
300 Elm St.
Dallas



Cabinet Card
Cabinet Card baby

On the reverse:
Little Alva Conway
to Aunt Phede

Brilliant first baby - born at
Glencoe, Okla. north of Stillwater



Cabinet Card baby
Cabinet card baby

On the reverse:
(very faint, left edge)
From Little Dixon Carvyes
to his uncle
Macenas Bridges
DIXON (across center)
Photographer: P A Williams
Joplin. MO



Cabinet Card small child
Cabinet Card baby

On the reverse:
generous - Liberal: free
systematic - methodical
magnetic - attractive
emotional - seeing clearly
practical -
philosophical - calm . cool
spiritual - refined . baby
(at bottom)
Oscar Inman

Photographer
E. O. Daggett
Elm Street
Billings Missouri



Small boy cabinet card
Small boy cabinet card

On the reverse:
Brother
Leanders boy
cut his knee
on a piece of
glass - died

Photographer: Hutchings
Rail road
Photo Car



Cabinet Card child
Cabinet Card baby

On the reverse:
Leona Pearl Scott
Montony


Cabinet Card baby
Cabinet Card child

On the reverse:
Harlin Mantoni
in his infant days
ha ha



Cant get enough? There's more!
Click Here:
TURN IT OVER! THERE'S SOMETHING ON THE BACK
Then click "OLDER POSTS" at the bottom of each page.


The most popular photographs most popular, Family Group,
An album of the most requested photographs in the Lost Gallery.

Area 51 and a Half Area 51 and a Half
You are probably not authorized to see these.


Don't take my picture! Oh! You DID didn't you!
completely unaware of the photographer
This is a collection of photographs that disappear on the way home from the photo processing shop.


BACK TO
THE MAIN INDEX PAGE
Or try out the NEW
BACK PAGE INDEX

And don't miss
Cabinet Card Gallery
Penny Tales
Square America
Tattered and Lost Vernacular Photography
The best FOUND PHOTOGRAPH sites on the web.
And for postcards try
THE DAILY POSTCARD.

All images are the property of Lost Gallery and the author. Permission must be granted for their use. All rights reserved.

THE KIDS Lesson one.
It is always a mystery how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned.
Here are a few.
You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.

Dee and the Business School Dee and the Business School
The beautiful Dee. A curious story, What do you see?

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?
Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Enhancement - Looking for Lost Details - Page 62


For some, an old photograph loses its charm when "restored" to modern day clarity with the yellowing and fading corrected. Some photographs however, benefit greatly from just a nudge of enhancement.

An improved contrast or the reversal of the yellowing brings out details that otherwise would have been missed and lost forever.

To please both camps of those who rescue old photographs, here are both the originals and the enhanced of just a few of the latest additions to Lost Gallery.

Again, there are some really good examples this month, where a little boost made a great difference. As always, little or nothing has been "repaired" but just enhanced a bit.



Christmas
Christmas Time
Christmas
Christmas Tree

Six guys in bib overalls
Six guys in bib overalls

13 boys
13 boys

Group outside
Group outside
Small boy cabinet card
Small boy cabinet card
Cabinet Card baby
Cabinet Card baby
Two children and a wicker chair
Two children and a wicker chair
This one produced new details
Two Children cabinet card
Two Children cabinet card

Big sister and little brother
Big sister and little brother
Two children
Two children

Two Children
Two Children

Snow scene
Snow scene


Dancing
Dancing

Old Polaroid
Old Polaroid

What is going on here?
What is going on here?

What is Going On Here?
What is Going On Here?

Picnic
Picnic

Small boy
Small boy


Four
Four

Parade
Parade

Parade
parade

Parade
Parade

Picnic
Picnic

Singin' songs around the ol' camp fire
Singin' songs around the ol' camp fire

Child and cake
Child and cake

Two Children
Two Children

Posing in the park
Posing in the park

Sitting on a bumper
Sitting on a bumper
Child on a Donkey
Child on a Donkey

Christmas and stuffed toy
Christmas and stuffed toy
Street Scene
Street Scene

Cabinet Card baby
Cabinet Card baby
Boy and Cake
Boy and Cake

Can't get enough?
Look back at these other pages on
ENHANCEMENT

(Or click on "enhancement" under labels just below to the left.)

And there's more coming!

Bassingbourn 1944 384th Bomber Group, B17 landing
Long lost negatives taken during the winter of 1944-45 at Bassingbourn AAF base in England.

Area 51 and a Half Area 51 and a Half You are probably not authorized to see these.

Don't take my picture! Oh! You DID didn't you! completely unaware of the photographer This is a collection of photographs that disappear on the way home from the photo processing shop.


And don't miss
Cabinet Card Gallery
Square America
Tattered and Lost
Vernacular Photography
The best
FOUND PHOTOGRAPH
sites on the web.

And for postcards try
POSTCARDY
And see what's going on over at
Sepia Saturday!

All images are the property of Lost Gallery and the author. Permission must be granted for their use. All rights reserved.

THE KIDS Lesson one.
It is always a mystery how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.

Dee and the Business School Dee and the Business School
The beautiful Dee. A curious story; What do you see?

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?
Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"

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