Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Turn It Over! There's Something On The Back! - October 2014



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 and sometimes centuries.


RPPC Two men and a shed or maybe the house.

reverse:
Henry? Franzen Homestead
in Idaho
To:
J. H. Franzen
Moundridge
Kansas
% High School

on front
No Place Like Idaho!!!

RPPC Two men and a shed


Outside with a horse
Outside with a horse

On the reverse;
Grandma Calhoun
&
Earl Palmer



Horse and wagon
Horse and Wagon

On the Reverse:
Harold Hauling Ice
in Dawson



Woman and Campfire
Woman and Campfire

On Reverse:
Mrs Whalen
frying steak the
day we visited
cliff dwellings



Men at work
Men at work

On the reverse:
Frank Potter
135 N Ave
Connellsville
PA
This is a picture of
(all this is black on black, too faint to show in a scan.)



Out sitting on a rock
Out sitting on a rock

on the reverse:
On a picnic on a mountain stream
Clair & Fred K. C.



Three with hat.
Three with hat.

On reverse
Guess Clair started
to make a
monkey face
for Uncle Bo
and didnt change
her mind
much
lo



RPPC Three Children
RPPC trio

On the reverse:
Mae I Will send you this
for your past album. I believe
you said you had one these
are my boys. You may have
your choice when they get big.

Post card design in use 1906 - 1913



RPPC Family of Three
RPPC Family of Three

Postcard design in use 1904-1918

On the Reverse:
Aunt Adeline

Uncle Les Freeman
his wife
Daughter Clo.



Baby and Nurse
Baby and Nurse

On Reverse;
Five days old -
with nurse in
hospital -
Susan Lucile
for
Grandma Precious
Clair Riley Baby



Brother and Sister
Brother and Sister

On the reverse:
This is
Baxter, and
Virginia Brown
Roys Son and
Daughter



Woman holding baby
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On reverse:
Aunt Norine holding
Kathrines baby.
(really a guess)

Teresa 6 weeks old



Grand dad and baby
Granddad and baby

On reverse;
8-31-35
one for you &
" for Artie
Grand dad Ben (?)


Two Women
Two women

On reverse:
Cute expressions - Ha


Man and Woman
Man and Woman on the front walk

Uncertain about this one.
I think there is
"I had" and
"tell him I am"
The rest I can't decipher.




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.

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

And for postcards try
THE DAILY POSTCARD.
POSTCARDY

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?"

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Enhancement - Looking For Lost Details - September 2014 - 5


For some, an old photograph loses its charm when "restored" to modern day clarity with all the age spots removed. 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 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.


Something
Something
It is still not clear exactly what we are seeing.
Frozen waterfall or fountain
Frozen waterfall or fountain

Sport
Sport

Woman and car in the woods.
Woman and car in the woods.

1938 Plymouth
1938 Plymouth

Ship
Ship


USS General Randell
USS General Randell

Boat
Boat

Girl and car
Girl and car
Seven guys
Seven guys

Rail road trestle
This one is a commercial RPPC but it benefited from a bit of enhancing also.
Rail road trestle

Four ladies and buckboard
Four ladies and buckboard

Man and Horse
Man and Horse
Man and horse
Man and horse

Cat
Cat

Dog in the snow
Dog in the snow
Two horses
Two horses

Two horses
Two horses

Boy on a pony
Boy on a pony
Woman and Campfire
Woman and Campfire


Can't get enough?
There are many pages
Looking For Lost Details.
Go HERE and then click on "Older Posts" at the lower right for even more!

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.

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

And for postcards try
THE DAILY POSTCARD.
POSTCARDY

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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