Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Turn It Over! There's Something On The Back! - Page 31

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.

Man and Woman Portrait
Man and Woman Portrait (reverse)

Anyone have any idea what this one says? The date seems to be 1935.

Smart set
Smart set

Anyone have any idea what this one says? The date on this on seems to be 1936

Mother and child
Mother and child.

On the reverse:
3 1/2 mo old, 10 lbs, 8 oz.
Have one taken in a little
chair you can see him better
but you can see how I look with
a baby and will get some more
finished of the others.

Two young women
Three young women

On the reverse:
Left to right
Me, Phyllis/ a friend
and Pat (My Roommate
background is one
of the six columns
adorning the campus
me is Yvonne

Man a the beach
20141029 20140824 Wichita Falls006 rev

On the reverse:
This picture was taken
sumer before last I haven't any
late ones of him. he will be
23 years old in November the
16. this was taken by the
lake in Chicago.

Man taking a stand
Man and stance

On the reverse:
The hill you can see over
the unfinished barrack
behind me is north
of our camp

Merry Widow Hat
Widow's Hat

On the reverse:
Miss Flora M. Brown
R F D #4
Easton, PA
Dear Flora
I am wailing
this postal at 3 oclafs (?). And about
coming sat I will call early
in the evening if the weather
aint to rough I am going to
refost (?) of a night from
your Truest Friend V A, S.

Young Girl
Young Girl

On the reverse:
Dear Cousin, How
are you. by this time I
hope this will find you
and Grandpa lots better
you had better come
to kansas too. I don't
think you will know
Pearle I don't blieve I
ever saw her look so fat
and well. We are pappering
We poppered o rooms and
House & Mare. this picture
is splated a little But
not on the picture. You
might send me one of
yours. Well I must Ring
off. Answer Soon Your cousin
Ethel L. W. ( ?)

Woman on a horse.
Woman on a horse.

On the reverse:
Put this in your garden
to keep the rats out. The horse
look alright but me it's Emmy

Woman and porch swing
Woman and porch swing

Bernice Brown
Mother named
me after her

Woman in Garden
Woman in Garden

On reverse:
My Mother
Kathryn Calhoun

Woman on a Rock
Woman on a rock.

On reverse:
Ann Baker at
Copper Springs

Girl sitting at water's edge
Girl at water's edge

On Reverse:
me - 1923
Les Cheneaux

Girl and Fur
Girl and Fur

On Reverse:
If you look at
nothing but the
coat it's not such
a bad picture
cover up the upper
and lower extremities

Woman in Hat
Woman in Hat

On Reverse
Mrs. Healy of Healy's
Terrace in her cactus

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An album of the most requested photographs in the Lost Gallery.

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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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