The Top Ten
Here are the current top ten photographs in LOST GALLERY. What brought about the popularity of these particular photographs is sometimes a complete mystery, sometimes not.
Flickr kindly keeps track of the daily and accumulated visits for each of the thousands of photographs in the Flickr Archives. Starting with number ten, here they are.
Dressing up in mom's clothes is irresistible entertainment for a child. An alert photographer caught this one in full party dress. Visited 22,556 times since posted March 29,2010, this photograph is the tenth most popular on LOST GALLERY.
This classic pose of a child in a wash tub has 22,797 views.
It is part of a set on LOST GALLERY called "A Kid in a Tub".
Titled "Slim Pickins as a child" this photograph has captured the attention of 22,845 viewers. It's popularity is not hard to understand.
One cannot help but associate Stanley Kubrick's dark comedy "Dr. Strangelove" with this appealing photograph.
No mystery about the popularity of this snap.
From December 24, 2007 it has a total so far of 24,273 visits and has been chosen as "favorite" eleven times.
She is part of a growing collection on
LOST GALLERY called "Personal Pinup".
This photograph, posted May 22, 2010 has had 30,909 visits.
Oddly, this smiling woman with the bow in her hair, leaning back on the trunk of a car is not the only appeal of the snap. The Buick with the New Jersey license plate is a popular draw also as car enthusiasts search the net for pictures of their favorite models.
One of the favorites at LOST GALLERY as well as Flickr, is this one. It is titled,
"This is my hat...I mean, my Wife."
First posted September 23, 2006, it has since been visited 32,339 times.
Originally posted March 12, 2010, more than five years ago at this time, this clean snapshot has attracted 40,091 visitors.
Here again the car helps the appeal of the family portrait. It was the last Maxwell model, before the trade-marque was absorbed by Chrysler in 1925. It lived on through 1928 as the four-cylinder Chrysler Series 50.
You may have heard, the Maxwell was the favored car of the classic comedian, Jack Benny.
This photograph of 38 people and its dim original, gathered 41,209 views since May 26, 2009. The discussion went on for days. Is it a family? Is it a class. Is it something else?
One of the most commonly used search words on Flickr and other search engines, is the word "Family".
The popularity of Number Nine is a bit easier to understand. The warm appeal of this photograph of a happy child in play clothes should easily attract viewers.
Often the question is asked, "How could anyone LOSE a photograph so precious as this. There is an answer in this case. It was found in a junk shop, between the pages of a book. A bookmark. It was lost quite accidentally.
And the most often visited rescued photograph on Flickr is this RPPC of four imitation cowboys. Wearing western costume items over their business clothing, these four fellows have attracted a total to date, of 55,848 visits. Original post: September 21, 2007.
It is probably a novelty shop setting, costumes and camera ready backdrop. Four friends on a holiday at the beach or attending a carnival decided to have their picture taken. Somewhere there are probably three other copies of this Real Photo Post Card.
Even the separate, cropped-for-detail version below has gathered 33, 859 visits.
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