Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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

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 Two men and a shed or maybe the house.

Henry? Franzen Homestead
in Idaho
J. H. Franzen
% High School

on front
No Place Like Idaho!!!

RPPC Two men and a shed

Outside with a horse
Outside with a horse

On the reverse;
Grandma Calhoun
Earl Palmer

Horse and wagon
Horse and Wagon

On the Reverse:
Harold Hauling Ice
in Dawson

Woman and Campfire
Woman and Campfire

On Reverse:
Mrs Whalen
frying steak the
day we visited
cliff dwellings

Men at work
Men at work

On the reverse:
Frank Potter
135 N Ave
This is a picture of
(all this is black on black, too faint to show in a scan.)

Out sitting on a rock
Out sitting on a rock

on the reverse:
On a picnic on a mountain stream
Clair & Fred K. C.

Three with hat.
Three with hat.

On reverse
Guess Clair started
to make a
monkey face
for Uncle Bo
and didnt change
her mind

RPPC Three Children
RPPC trio

On the reverse:
Mae I Will send you this
for your past album. I believe
you said you had one these
are my boys. You may have
your choice when they get big.

Post card design in use 1906 - 1913

RPPC Family of Three
RPPC Family of Three

Postcard design in use 1904-1918

On the Reverse:
Aunt Adeline

Uncle Les Freeman
his wife
Daughter Clo.

Baby and Nurse
Baby and Nurse

On Reverse;
Five days old -
with nurse in
hospital -
Susan Lucile
Grandma Precious
Clair Riley Baby

Brother and Sister
Brother and Sister

On the reverse:
This is
Baxter, and
Virginia Brown
Roys Son and

Woman holding baby
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On reverse:
Aunt Norine holding
Kathrines baby.
(really a guess)

Teresa 6 weeks old

Grand dad and baby
Granddad and baby

On reverse;
one for you &
" for Artie
Grand dad Ben (?)

Two Women
Two women

On reverse:
Cute expressions - Ha

Man and Woman
Man and Woman on the front walk

Uncertain about this one.
I think there is
"I had" and
"tell him I am"
The rest I can't decipher.

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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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