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.
As always, just click on a photograph to see a larger version.
On the reverse:
That is me with the white dress
Charlie on one side of me and
Emmas man on the other and
our dinners spread in frount
Taking July 4th
On the reverse
Mrs C. E. Manning
Wellsville No.3 (crossed out)
R. F. D.
Right of Way Fence
Friday Evening November
17-1925 at 1:45 PM
and on the right:
Yellow Pine, LA
There are now more than 4,000 photographs in the Lost Gallery.
The most popular photographs
An album of the most requested photographs in the Lost Gallery.
Area 51 and a Half
You are probably not authorized to see these.
Don't take my picture! Oh! You DID didn't you!
This is a collection of photographs that disappear on the way home from the photo processing shop.
All images are the property of Lost Gallery and the author. Permission must be granted for their use. All rights reserved.
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.