Friday, October 20, 2017

Turn It Over! There's Something On The Back - Page 39




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.



Two Women on sidewalk
Two Women on sidewalk


On the reverse:
I must of seen a dress
I wanted sure a sad
looking pair eh


Woman and girl on sidewalk
Woman and girl on sidewalk

On the reverse:
Barnies Girl
Pattie Pie


Woman and child
Woman and child

on the reverse:
Dear Cousin,
I am sending
you a picture of
myself and Mama
Webbie Lou


Two Girls


On the reverse:
Jane Nay
Louise Converse
age 18?
423 Maple
Alva Oklahoma

Two girls

Cabinet Card couple
Cabinet Card Couple


On the reverse:
Viola 23
taken in Feb 1890
(in different hand)
Aunt Viola & Uncle Frank Henderson


Itinerant Photographer man and woman on walk
Itinerand photographer


on the revrse:
Easter Sunday 1942
Peoria, Ill.


RPPC two children<



RPPC  two children


on front: Ima and Winnie

On the reverse:
Winnie is 6 mo & 19 days
Ima 8 years 10 mo - 10 days

Aunt Dona
and
Family


Two women
Two women


reverse:
Matron & Neva
at Le Mais
Friends of Lois
Swanson


Cabinet Card three women
Cabinet Card three women

On the reverse:
Mrs. Biddle, Turnull, Neb
Mrs Buckmaster, Redlands, Cal
Mrs Anderson, Big Springs, Neb
(Sisters)
Aunt Nan
Aunt Laura
Aunt Linnie


RPPC small boy and chair
RPPC small boy on a chair

on the reverse:
brother
Milford
Swanson


Cabinet Card small boy in chair
Cabinet Card small boy in a chair

On the reverse:
Earl Ellis


RPPC small child and chair
RPPC small boy and chair

on reverse:
Dayle Rumsey


RPPC child on a chair
RPPC child on chair

on reverse:
Robert Clair Davis
10 Months Old


RPPC two children
RPPC two children

on the reverse:
Stewart Ball's Sister's children
Merry Christmas & a happy new year
Louis James age 2 yrs. 9 mo 25 ca
Dolores Imogene age 1 yr 19 da
To Stewart, Lois & Family
From Elmer, Roberta & Family


RPPC small child
RPPC small child

on the reverse:
This is Louise Almer's girl
that I took care of for 3
years. She has a good
mama if not her won. she still
like her Grandma
She was near 1 yr old
when this was taken if
I sent you one I forgot.


RPPC Two Girls
RPPC two girls

On the reverse:
week and then he came
well this is all
for ........
this morning. Goodbye
Eldo.
Chas is feeling very good Bertha
His leg is quite sore.
- - - - - - - - -
Dear Lois I will
send a picture of
Vera and I. Momma
will send baby's pic-
tures as soon as she gets
the ready. How are
you? Papa stayed
at the hospital just a
--------------------------
addressed to
Miss Lois Swanson
Fillerton
Nebraska

across right end:
Eldo and Vera (Charlie)
Swanson


Polaroid man and dog
Polaroid of man and dog

on the reverse;
Myron Holmes
Jan '65
Shammy Poodle


Farm scene
Farm scene


On the reverse:
Chicken house
Garage & Granery
North of house
That's Glenn Waldron's
car.
Ida Strum


Baby on grass
Baby on grass


On the reverse:
Betty Gladdin


Three Children
Three Children

On the reverse:
To Minnie Oats
A merry xmas and a happy
new year. Wanted to come
down but too bad weather
Lillian and Jack

(upside down)
This is not very good it
is too light


RPPC of small boy
RPPC small boy

On the reverse
Date stamp Benedict, Nebr
Dec 2 1906
From Willie to
Grandma

Mrs Elizabeth Brobst
Stronsburg, Nebr


CDV small child
CDV small child

On the reverse:
May Weeber
La Selle County
Illinois


RPPC family portrait
Family portrait RPPC

On the reverse:
John, Gladys
& Blanche
Vincent


RPPC Woman and child
RPPC woman and child

On the reverse:
Jean D Dorway
age 5 mos


Cant get enough? There's more!
Click Here:
TURN IT OVER! THERE'S SOMETHING ON THE BACK
Then click "OLDER POSTS" at the bottom of each page.

Bassingbourn 1944 384th Bomber Group, B17 landing
Long lost negatives taken during the winter of 1944-45 at Bassingbourn AAF base in England.

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 usually disappeared on the way home from the photo processing shop.

And don't miss
Cabinet Card Gallery
Square America
Tattered and Lost
Vernacular Photography
The best
FOUND PHOTOGRAPH
sites on the web.
And for postcards try
POSTCARDY
Go see what's going on over at
Sepia Saturday!

All images are the property of Lost Gallery and the author. Permission must be granted for their use. All rights reserved.

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?

What's going on HERE?
Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"

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