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, sometimes a century.
Remember, as always, you can click on any photograph and go to the Flickr site. Click on it again there and get the largest size available.
Most of the D- Family-
Left to right -
Phillip Pontous, a friend of Loms
Mrs Daniels -
This little Phillip is a dandy
on the reverse:
New York City-
Rocky Feller Center
(Well...in the song "Sunny Side Of The Street" various singers pronounce it "Rockafellah" to "Rockafelloh" so why not "Rocky Feller"?)
On the reverse
Mr. J.B. Hancock
A little research developed this:
John B. Hancock (5 Aug 1875 - 16 May 1950) was married on 5 Dec 1906 to Mary Matilda Schottel (28 Apr 1886 - 11 Mar 1959). They actually lived in Missouri. The Emporia State Bank of Kansas was actually about 135 miles away.
John’s father, Isaac Adams Hancock moved to Salt Lake Valley in 1848 and had two spouses, apparently at the same time. John was born in Missouri to Lizzie Hancock in August of 1875. Two half siblings were born in Payson, Utah to Margaret Melvina Bingham in 1873 and 1877.
Of course unless there turns out to be TWO Isaac Adams Hancocks. That’s always a possibility.
Taken out at
Daniels - Looking
That is the
milk room door
is holding the
This is my
horse - "Lady"
The one that beat
the Lord - (or Ford)
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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.
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.