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.
Actually this photograph was printed backwards. It has been corrected here.
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The home of James Keaton
built in Munroe County
West Virginia 1780
My Great, Great, Great Grand Father.
J. C. Rhoades
My Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather
2nd J. C Rhoads son of Lawson E Rhoads.
Sept the 28 1902
everett Lo and Co Co
Hall W A Walker (Just a guess. What do you think?)
Sept 28 1902 Everett
Miss Olive Straw
I found her on Ancestry.com. Olive P. Straw (1901-1957) was born in was born and lived her entire life in Pennsylvania. She married Marlin Cletus Rouch (1900 – 1975) and they had one child Phyllis A. Rouch.
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.