Ma and Pop

I found a USB thumb drive on the ground in the parking lot at Lowes that had scanned images on it. This picture is one from a series of photos of this couple, all titled “Ma and Pop.” It’s clear that they were together throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s and had at least one … Continued

Unknown Boy

I found this photo lying in the street on my way to college a few years ago, soaking wet in a puddle beside a rubbish bin. I think it probably dates from the 1950s or 60s. It seems such a shame someone would want to throw him away!

Must Love Cats

My friends and I had a relatively lame night at the bars in Vienna: empty dance floors, bad music, the works. We were on our way to the gelato place to cheer ourselves up when we found this little guy on the sidewalk– and we deemed the night a success.

Unknown Visitor

My mom and I returned to her house after shopping one day to find this photo lying upside down quite neatly on the wooden border of her garden. The back reads “to Elena, my best friend in the whole world Becca ’79′ .” My folks have lived in that house since 1983 and raised all … Continued

Chinese Ballet

I found this on the sidewalk outside of Bazini’s.

Droopy Santa Pants

My friend Amy found an old photo album and she gave it to me after I showed her Found Magazine #1. This little girl’s name is Jacqueline and the album follows her through the 3rd grade. Daddy (Uncle? Grandpa?) is kind of creepy, isn’t he?

Trick on the Big Guy

During high school renovations, the yearbook was discarding “trash,” which was a treasurefest for finds such as this.

Double Half Caf Raspberry Macchiato with Soy Milk

We found a series of slides on the street corner in the Sunset District while walking our dog… Some of them were professional travel slides, purchased on trips, but others were family photos, taken during holidays sometime in the early 1970s. The pictures made us happy and sad — so reminiscent of the 1970s middle … Continued

Creepy Santa

During a renovation project at our high school,when the lockers were detached fromt the walls there were several items that had somehow made their way behind the lockers. This was one of them. There are no dates or names on the back. This santa creeps me out.

Christmas 1994

I found this picture in a diary at a rummage sale. Apparently the pretty little girl in this photo grew up to be a pretty young lady. However, at the time she was writing this diary she was in college and planning on achieving her dream of becoming a fashion designer. Let’s all hope she … Continued