Friday, July 27, 2012

Turn It Over! There's something on the back! July 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.


On reverse:
One of the new large
750 class of engines now
used by the K. C. S. on
Heavener-DeQueen division
a third larger than the
700 class used when you
were here,
weight 532000

20120628 locomotive revere

Sitting on a Rock

Four children on a rock reverse

on reverse:
It ain't worth a darn

On the bluff
at sea share(?)
Of ardmore

Class Picture
Class Picture reverse

Mrs. Bessie Tippit (?)

Family group
Family group

On reverse:
Ely Why did
you send this
back it
was back to
me and was

Family at the front of the house. (Enhanced)

family at the front of the house reverse

On reverse:
Mrs Don Rushing & Mrs
Lillie Friday & Mr
Mrs Friday's Baby

Three women and Watermelon

postcard watermelon reverse

On the front:
The Adams delegation
It sure is fine. (under picture)

Did not know that I had changed so much that you
couldn't even recognize me. Yes I have a whole
series of them. The last postal I had from clifford
he said that he couldn't look
around in the room without
seeing me. Ask him if
they have gotten his
memerous for him to
cound now.
I am like the dutchman
was; when buiz(?) is dull I
haven't enought money to
go any place. and when it
is good am too busy to leave.
Sure do wish I could come
and eat some of Martha's
good cooking you can imagine
how much we do when
we are light housekeeping
but think of me somtimes when you are
(on reverse)
enjoying all of that
good eating
Nettie said tell you
and Cliff hello.

Man and woman with hat


W. E. (?)rter (perhaps Foster) & Wife
Wm & Mrs. W. H. Atkinson
Taken Sept 11 19 1903
Sllelm P U (?)

C-47 and crew

Detail of slide mount

This one is not exactly on the reverse of the photograph as it is actually a slide. It is labeled: Tysinger & Robinett
at Whitehorse Cana

Earl G. Hammock

"Earl G. Hammock" "Wash Day"

On reverse:
On reverse:
Doing something
I don't like much
but the cat likes
to see me work

This is Earl

(This one and the next five were featured on a LOST GALLERY page examining Photographer and Artist Earl G. Hammock.)

Earl and Ethel

Earl and Ethel

On reverse:
This is
Earl and Ethel
before they
wer married



On reverse:
the yongest
boy he runs a

Leonard and Earl

Leonard and Earl reverse

On reverse:
This is Leonard
and Earl
My oldest and

Featured on a LOST GALLERY page about Photographer and Painter Earl G. Hammock.

portrait of Earl and reverse

On Reverse:
Sincerely your friend,
Earl Hammock

Featured on a LOST GALLERY page about Photographer and Painter Earl G. Hammock.

portrait of Earl and reverse

On Reverse:
Earl Hammons (Hammock)

Featured on a LOST GALLERY page about Photographer and Painter Earl G. Hammock.

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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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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