Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Turn it Over! There's Something On The Back - Page 35

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.

Group in front of farm house
Group in front of farm house

On reverse:
J. H. Scott
Mrs. Dan Hughes
Dan Hughes
Bobby and his Dad, Earl
Etta - Mrs. Earl Hughes
Iva- Mrs Harry Shoop
Etta Scott Sr. Mrs E. L.
Theompsall (?)
Taken in front of
the Shoop farm house
8 Mi from Perry,

Picnic (reverse)

1, 2, 3, & 4 were taken
at a picnic in the woods
given by some of Mrs.
Hubbard's friends. It was
a lovely day & we had a good

Two swimmers
Two swimmers

On reverse:
Junious Hauk (?) &
me - 1925
Les Cheneaux

On the canal

on the reverse:
These houses are on a
stinking little canal

Cabinet Card Two Gentlemen
Cabinet Card Two Gentlemen

On the reverse -
Orel? Psalms 23x Dec. 30 - 1894

Perhaps this date was not when the photograph was taken but when one of the gentlemen died.

Jas. L. Goben
Gainseville, Texas

Mother and Dad
Mom and Dad

On the reverse:
Dayton and
Julia Hinton
Parents of
Maryiuth (?)
at old Snyder
Country home
Mother and Dad

Pappa and Momma
Papa and Moma

On the reverse:
My Papa & Mama

Maloke off

Mrs H H Dollars

Studio 432
1211 W-4th
Copy No.


Two Girls
two girls

On The Reverse:
Doris Ann and
Leta Belle in Dells
back yard. I like
this one.

Doris ann &
Leta at Mayes

Two men in uniform
Two men in uniform

On the reverse;
My buddy and I his
name is Wellmouth, a good guy weigh
+1 lbs in this picture
(Partial date: Feb 194?)

Two children
Two Children

On the reverse
To my dear friends
Miss Alice & Miss Riddir
Gertrude Simpson age 3 1/2 yrs
Little Son Age 9 mo
Gainseville, Texas
Sept 1901

CDV Two Women
CDV Two Women

On the reverse:
Elva Quick
Lucy Ann Thomas
about 1890

Photographer: Proctor
Girard, Kansas

Two boys RPPC
Two boys RPPC

On reverse:
Joe Willard Hubbard
Lee Roy Hbbard
Aunt Donia & Uncle Charley
& Cousins

Papa and Mildred
Papa and Mildred

On the reverse:
To Grace and Frank
Papa and Mildred
Mildred age 13 yrs

Man and child
Man and child

On the reverse:
Mrs Geo Duglass

A girl and her man in uniform
A girl and her guy in uniform

On the reverse:
A little blurry
but look at
those grins
would you?
PFC Geo L. Waddell
62nd Replacement Br
Maj. Adm. Cm.
5th Amph. Corps
% F P. O. S. P. Calif.

Man holding baby
Man and baby

On the reverse
From Little Billy
to Grandma
Birthday Greetings

Family cabinet card
Three on a Cabinet Card

On the reverse;
Will Inmon
and wife

Bill Inman

Three children
Three children

On the reverse:

Ransom Studio
Hobart, Okla.


Class Picture
Class Picture

On the reverse:
1922 graduation Class
of Olympic View school
North End of Seattle

X Louisa Mable Preston

F. A. de Vry
1531 Queen Annd Ave.
Seattle Wash.

Class Picture
Class Picture

7th grade 1921
Olympic View School Seattle
Principal - Tomas Catching

Thomas Ephram Catching
(1885 - 1962)

From HistoryLink.Org

In 1911, the residents between Meridian and 15th Avenue NW, from 85th to 125th, decided to form their own school district, No. 177. Olympic View was selected as the name for the new district and as the new name for their old school, because of the magnificent view of the Olympic Mountains to the west across Puget Sound. Thomas Catching became principal that year and would hold that position until 1954.

This is the Olympic View school as it appeared in 1911. Note that the small ground level window on the left side is probably the same window as seen in the Class Picture here.

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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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