Here are photographs that spent their lives tucked in a safe place in a wallet or purse.
They were there because they were precious to someone. Most photographs communicate a bit of love and care but these tattered examples were prized possessions, with special meaning for someone.
Here are the wallet-worn photographs of someone very close ...or very far away.
It is not surprising at all that many of the wallet worn portraits found in LOST GALLERY were from a photobooth. The pictures were small, quick, last-minute and easy to store in a pocket of a wallet. They were often a memento of that last time together, or sometimes an inexpensive token to be included in a letter.
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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.
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THE KIDS 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.