Lost & Found

Help reunite mystery or 'orphan' photos that have lost their families.
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Photos with the names and dates lost in history. Help reunite these mystery photos with their families.

This 'Lost & Found' collection is of photos found in antique shops, inherited from family members, or found in a shoebox that don't contain the names and locations of the people and places in the pictures.

Have photos you are trying to discover the story behind, or simply want to return these treasures to their families? Add your photos and include a description of the people in the photo, where the photo was found, and any other details describing the image like possible dates.

Tag your mystery photos with this 'Lost & Found' topic and over time you'll be surprised when someone identifies the photo and contacts you!
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This unkown male likely has a last name of Lemmon or Mathews, probably from the midwest.
Added Feb 23 by: Penelope Dickey
Penelope Dickey
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A woman from my husband's side of the family. Her last name could be Mathews or Lemmon. Likely from the midwest.
Added Feb 23 by: Penelope Dickey
Penelope Dickey
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Found in the possessions of my deceased in-laws. Likely taken in either SW Kansas or Des Moines area in Iowa.
The littlest one there is my baby sister that I dont remember her name. We were seperated shortly after this picture. I know her moms name was Francis, she had family in San Antonio or Mission that they moved to, & francis was pregnant again before when we were seperated. This was taken on John st. in Austin, Tx,1980 & our dads name was Juan (Daddy John) Gonzalez. He was murdered in 1981.
This tintype I suspect is from around 1870-1885. My grandmother’s family came from the Tennessee area so I think this man could be from that area, otherwise I have no idea. He could be a great great grandfather, so please help me identify this photo.
Unidentified damage photo found in the bottom of a box of old photos.
Added Feb 1 by: Benny Lane
Benny Lane
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Found In A House In Ben Lomond, CA Email :ridleysphotos@gmail.com
Added Jan 27 by: Donna Ridley
Donna Ridley
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I have a strong hunch that this is my paternal great-grandmother, Eliza H. (Cattell) Reddie (either 1862/1865-1925). But none of my photos of this woman are labeled, so I can't be sure. This picture was almost certainly taken in Oregon, where she lived for some time.
This picture is in a family album of my Leaf, Reddie, and Cattell ancestors. Many photos aren't identified, and this is one of them. However, on back it says: "Wenderoth, Taylor & Brown 912-914 Chestnut Street Philadelphia No. 50897" In the unlikely event that anyone can identify this child, I would be very happy!
I dont know who she is i found it in my mother pictures i would like to find out who she is
Added Jan 2 by: Mireya Salinas
Mireya Salinas
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I would love to find out who these people are. The picture was found in my Dads belongings, I believe. Possible surnames...Maze, McGowen, Hines, Lambert, Brooks, Cagle.
Added Oct 14, 2020 by: Robyn Maze
Robyn Maze
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Found this photo in old photographs. Norman is named on the back. It was sent as a postcard to my great grandmother Elizabeth Kuenzl in Oshkosh. I do not know the connection between them. Just didn't want to toss it out!
People in this photo:
Dec 27, 1903 - May 1986
Added Oct 10, 2020 by: Kay Kuenzl-Stenerson
Kay Kuenzl-Stenerson
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This photo was taken by the Hargrave & Gubleman partnership when it was at 38 & 40 West 23rd Street New York, NY.
Added Oct 8, 2020 by: J K
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It was taken by W.C. Mathieu of Watertown & Sun Praire, WI. On the back, it reads: "Grandma & Grandpa Oehrlein, grandparents of Felix and Emmert"
Added Oct 8, 2020 by: J K
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Unknown young men. One with a Letterman's sweater. Possibly leaving for college?
Unknown location and people.
The gentleman here looks very much like Will Rogers to me. This is a found photo and I have no information about it.
Just going by the woman's shoes, I am guessing photo may be from the 1910's but could be later. Unknown people.
Man finds a statue in the park that he could use for an unusual photo. Unknown man. Guess the 30's.
If the SD is for San Diego Padres then the earliest this photo could be is 1969 when they were first founded. Unknown boy.
These unknown men wear flat caps and one is on a donkey. Could be in the UK or in the USA...don't know.
This unknown soldier appears to be wearing a "doughboy" uniform. He could be American or French. I don't have knowledge on this subject. If anyone knows, please feel free to correct me on this.
Possibly on a college campus. Unknown people.
Have no idea where this was taken or when. Maybe someone will recognize the background. Unknown person.
Added Sep 18, 2020 by: Jesse Dean Williams
Jesse Dean Williams
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Don't know if she was an actress or perhaps a singer.
Early 1950's. Unknown people.
This is a photo of 1891 Young Boy Portrait added by Jesse Dean Williams on September 17, 2020.
Some of the members have been identified. The ball boy sitting is Virgil Lewallen. His father, the coach is the first man on the left, Red Lewallen. Third from left is Sid Blair. Fourth from left is Elmer Ellis. Eighth from left is Roe Sherrill. Ninth form left is Jack Charles Ingram. Twelfth from left is Pat Martin. Thirteenth from left is Herb Harris.
Unknown woman. This picture was glued next to an adoption notice In a newspaper, in hubby’s baby book from 1956. No one knows who she is/was. Hubby’s adopted mother has long since passed. This woman looks to be maybe in her 20’s or 30’s.
Added Sep 14, 2020 by: Eve Rudd
Eve Rudd
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Looking for more information on the Berman family from around Galati who immigrated to Canada then moved to Wisconsin and then Minneapolis. I figure someone else out there must have this photo.
Added Sep 13, 2020 by: Lisa Katz
Lisa Katz
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