Sunday, September 28, 2014

Turn It Over! There's Something On The Back! - September 2014 - 3

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 group
Where's Poppa? (reverse)

On the reverse:
Geo H. Fast & family
Agusta, wife (Marie
Bill, Hester
Leana Art
& Walter
(Killed in Act
World War II

RPPC desgn in use 1908 - 1911 revealed the following:
Back row, left to right:
Marie Fast (1900 - ) Daughter
Augusta Reiner (1877 - ) Mother
Walter Fast (1909 - ) Son held by mother Augusta
Esther Magdalena Fast (1903 - ) Daughter
Front row:
William Gerhard Fast (1902 – 1981) Son
Arthur Harold Fast (1908 - ) Son
Helena G. Fast (1907 - ) Daughter

These names and dates were fairly easy to collect although there is some fuzziness regarding the actual birth-dates of Arthur and Helena. Some sources would have them born only a few weeks apart.

They were all born in Saskatchewan, Canada except for Marie and William who according to the Canadian Census of 1916, were born in the US. Augusta and husband George (not in picture) were born in Russia.

Cabinet Card Family
Cabinet Card Family

On the reverse:
Juelius Geizler
Parents of Anna Geisler Schulz
wife of Fritz Schulz


On the reverse:
March 1919

1938 Plymouth
1938 Plymouth Coupe

On Reverse:
1938 Ply. Deluxe Coupe
Completely New Upholstering
" " Seats
New Plymouth Engine
20+ Mi. per gal.
uses practically no oil
This is it

Correction as of Mar. 4th '49
This WAS it. Ha!

USS General Randell
USS General Randell

On Reverse;
The Troop-Transport
"U. S. S. General-Randell" at "White-
Beach" Pier, Okinawa.
(Note: Wreckage of ships
and Landing-craft along pier.)

Girl and car
Girl and car

On the Reverse
This is me Annie
excuse this car
baby heres you buggy
(and along right edge)
They snapped this picture

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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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