A group of people on a LiveJournal community site called Found Photos looks for unwanted photos at antique stores and goodwill shops and posts them on the site. The results range from the mundane to a moment in time from a long-ago era. It’s a fascinating site.
One contributor, Zinger, tells about about the latest find:
Several months ago, during a spree at the Goodwill Bins, I found a slew of loose photographs all over the store. A non-English-speaking gentleman was very kind in helping me find as many as possible. […]
The remaining appear to be from a middle-aged couple’s roadtrip along Route 66. They were processed December 19, 2001. I was lucky enough the batch numbers are printed on the back of photo and was able to place them in order that way. […]
I will be scanning and posting the rest in the days to come. Some of them are pretty great.
The second batch are here, with a number of photos of dead cars that appear to be at the Texas-New Mexico ghost town of Glenrio. I’m also fairly certain that the flowers are along the semi-obscure Route 66 gravel-road alignment that links Glenrio to San Jon, N.M.
The apparent picture from Vaughn, N.M., is not on Route 66, but it’s close. It must’ve been a brief side trip on U.S. 54.
More photos are coming, by the way. I’ll keep you posted.