FOUND by Setlasmon in New York City, New York
Found this outside my apartment while walking my dog in the morning.
FOUND by Caroline R. in Manhattan, New York City, New York
I found this while clearing out scanners at an NYU student computer lab where I was working as a lab tech. We kept it in the lost & found for a year but it was never claimed. I love the palpable sense of fun and camaraderie. I also love the skirts. On the back is a “Happy Bros. Photos” ink stamp and the name “Dinny” written in pencil.
FOUND by NikMonique in Mesa, Arizona
Walking out to my car one evening, I noticed something small, rectangular, and white laying on the asphalt, smack in the middle of the neighborhood road. It was slightly monsoon-y out, yet the rectangle did not budge or flutter. I assumed it was a piece of paper or an index card that had gotten damp from the on again, off again showers we had been getting all day long. Since it wasn’t going anywhere at that moment, I made a pact with myself to grab the litter out of the road when I returned home later – if it was still indeed there, of course. For well over a week, I made that same pact with myself every time I saw the white rectangle on the ground, which had a habit of migrating from one half of the block to another, back and forth, day after night. Then, one day, it was no longer around. To tell the truth, I felt almost as if I had lost a friend, even though my lazy butt had never actually bothered to go pick the piece of garbage up! Two or three days passed, the monsoons dried up and went away for the year, and a nice breeze had picked up and blown the last of the clouds away. This same breeze also brought my little, white, rectangular litter friend back to me, gently setting what turned out to be a clear picture protection sheath, with one, perfectly square, white bordered, old-school looking photograph nestled safely and securely inside. Amazingly enough, the picture had been laying face-down, getting run over by cars, rained on by the monsoons, and ritualistically ignored by yours truly; yet, it remained in wonderful condition! My heart kind of warmed when I first saw this candid shot. What a happy, fun moment to have captured on film! I figured it had to be one of the neighbor’s missing momentum, yet no one that I approached had any leads as to whom this photo might belong to.
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FOUND by Rani in San Francisco, California
I was walking home from the gym Haight Street in the morning and this photo caught my eye on. The woman in the foreground was pointing at me, so naturally I picked it up. I love the energy of this image. I’m not sure if they are singing or what but it looks like a party. The woman in white looks like she might be wearing a bridal veil and maybe holding a microphone or bouquet. It’s just a fun photo. I noticed later that it appears as if there is a nail file or something like that in the cleavage of the woman in the sunglasses.