Friday, March 30, 2012

Turn it OVER! There's something on the back! March 2012

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.

Cabinet Card man
Cabinet Card man

On reverse:
John Herman

Cabinet Card woman with high collar
Cabinet Card woman with high collar

On reverse:
Mary C Thompson
Died January 27, 1887
at her home in Butler
County PA
Of pneumony and Kidney
aged 42 years 7 months
and 23 days

CDV woman
CDV woman

On reverse:
Mrs. Mollie Hinkle
Belmont Co


On reverse:
Aunt Ella
my (Dad's Sister)
Ella McClure Tidd

at bottom:
L. B. McClure Jr.

Cabinet Card Woman
Cabinet Card Woman (trimmed)

On reverse:
Mrs Mary Armstrong Boyd
Second cousin to C. S. Armstrong

Oval portrait of a woman
Oval portrait of a woman

On reverse:
Picture made 1910
Nora Hudson
Mother of Edna Barnes
Picture taken before
she married Papa Barnes

Cabinet Card woman portrait
Cabinet Card woman portrait reverse

On reverse:
Chris & Roxie
Chris & Roxie
(in pencil, very light)

Photographic Rooms
615 Main Street
Kansas City. Mo.

Cabinet Card portrait of a woman
Cabinet Card portrait of a woman

On reverse:
Aunt Cornelia Armstrong Paules

LeRue Lemer
206 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA

Cabinet Card portrait of a woman
Cabinet Card portrait of a woman

On reverse:
Aunt Mary Herman

Le Rue Lemer
206 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA

Cabinet Card couple

Cabinet Card couple

D. P. Sink
South Main St.
Vernon, Texas

On reverse:
Mr- J. G. Ayers
August 20 - 1895

Cabinet Card couple
Cabinet Card Couple

On Reverse:
Clovis N. M.
June 24 - ???9
I found this picture of
you and your girl and
I know you want it
so this is why I am
sending it to you well
I (illegible) you have changed
some since I saw you
last you have growned
to be good looking
since I saw you last
please write me a perscription
on beauty finding and
maby some day I will
send you and Lizzie
one of my picture
Guess who

On front:
This speaks of the future
Ha Ha

Woman and Flying Fish
RPPC Flying Fish

On Reverse:
Catalina Island
Aug. 29 1948
Dear Florine John and Dale
Having a swell time
Wish you guys had come
out here. Came over
on the Catalina Steamer
Danced and ate until
6:30 PM. We saw a
whale & some flying
fish. Catalina is just
so beautiful I can't
describe it to you.

Girl in a garden
Girl in a garden reverse

On Reverse:
(something) Home ??? Alone
Here is a
picture if you
dont want it
send it back

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.

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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?

Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"

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