Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection

Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA’s Collection is a fascinating look at rediscovered photographs (referred to as “found” photography) rescued from attics, resale shops, online sources and the Detroit Institute of Arts’ archives, on view at the DIA Aug. 26, 2018–March 3, 2019.

Lost and Found includes photographs from the 1860s to the 1970s by unknown and amateur photographers that provide a glimpse into the city of Detroit, themes associated with the automobile and portraits that immortalize family members and everyday people from all walks of life. Included are images from carnival photo booths, family albums, snapshots and commercial portrait studios.

Images

  • “Untitled (Garrick Photo Supply, Cass Avenue and Peterboro Street, Detroit),” around 1970, attributed to Allen Stross, color transparency film. Detroit Institute of Arts “Untitled (Garrick Photo Supply, Cass Avenue and Peterboro Street, Detroit),” around 1970, attributed to Allen Stross, color transparency film. Detroit Institute of Arts View Download opens in new window
  • “Untitled (Group Portrait with Cameras, Belle Isle Conservatory, Detroit),” around 1970, attributed to Allen Stross, color transparency film. Detroit Institute of Arts “Untitled (Group Portrait with Cameras, Belle Isle Conservatory, Detroit),” around 1970, attributed to Allen Stross, color transparency film. Detroit Institute of Arts View Download opens in new window
  •  “Untitled (Red and White Striped Storefront with Passersby),” around 1970, attributed to Allen Stross, color transparency film. Detroit Institute of Arts “Untitled (Red and White Striped Storefront with Passersby),” around 1970, attributed to Allen Stross, color transparency film. Detroit Institute of Arts View Download opens in new window
  • “Untitled (Grace Assembly of God, Detroit),” 1974–76, James Pearson Duffy, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts “Untitled (Grace Assembly of God, Detroit),” 1974–76, James Pearson Duffy, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts View Download opens in new window
  • “Untitled (Group of Portraits from Traveling Photo Studio),” around 1950–60, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver prints. Detroit Institute of Arts “Untitled (Group of Portraits from Traveling Photo Studio),” around 1950–60, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver prints. Detroit Institute of Arts View Download opens in new window
  • “Untitled (Group Portrait with Bicycle in Background, Detroit),” around 1910, Wendell Hotter, gelatin silver print gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts “Untitled (Group Portrait with Bicycle in Background, Detroit),” around 1910, Wendell Hotter, gelatin silver print gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts View Download opens in new window
  • “Untitled (Portrait of a Couple from Traveling Photo Studio),” around 1950–60, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts “Untitled (Portrait of a Couple from Traveling Photo Studio),” around 1950–60, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts View Download opens in new window
  • “Untitled (Portrait of a Woman in a Pink Sweater with a White Automobile),” around 1950–60, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts “Untitled (Portrait of a Woman in a Pink Sweater with a White Automobile),” around 1950–60, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts View Download opens in new window
  • “Untitled (Portrait of a Woman in a White Sweater),” around 1940–50, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts “Untitled (Portrait of a Woman in a White Sweater),” around 1940–50, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts View Download opens in new window
  • “Untitled (Portrait of a Woman with Her Dog Sitting on an Automobile),” around 1940–50, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts “Untitled (Portrait of a Woman with Her Dog Sitting on an Automobile),” around 1940–50, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts View Download opens in new window
  • “Untitled (Portrait of Two Boys in Suit and Tie, Detroit),” Harvey Cook Jackson Sr., gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts “Untitled (Portrait of Two Boys in Suit and Tie, Detroit),” Harvey Cook Jackson Sr., gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts View Download opens in new window
  • “Untitled (Portrait of Two Girls with Straw Hats from Traveling Photo Studio),” around 1950–60, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts “Untitled (Portrait of Two Girls with Straw Hats from Traveling Photo Studio),” around 1950–60, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts View Download opens in new window
  • “Untitled (Portrait of Two Young Men with a Teddy Bear from Traveling Photo Studio),” around 1950–60, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts “Untitled (Portrait of Two Young Men with a Teddy Bear from Traveling Photo Studio),” around 1950–60, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts View Download opens in new window
  • “Untitled (Solider and Companion),” around 1861–65, Unknown Photographer,” tintype. Detroit Institute of Arts “Untitled (Solider and Companion),” around 1861–65, Unknown Photographer,” tintype. Detroit Institute of Arts View Download opens in new window
  • “Untitled (Two Women with Dog)” from The Brighton (Michigan) Portfolio, around 1900, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts “Untitled (Two Women with Dog)” from The Brighton (Michigan) Portfolio, around 1900, Unknown Photographer, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts View Download opens in new window
  • “Untitled (Wendell Hotter and His Girlfriends, Detroit),” around 1910, Wendell Hotter, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts “Untitled (Wendell Hotter and His Girlfriends, Detroit),” around 1910, Wendell Hotter, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts View Download opens in new window
  • “Untitled (Young Couple),” around 1970, attributed to Allen Stross, color transparency film. Detroit Institute of Arts “Untitled (Young Couple),” around 1970, attributed to Allen Stross, color transparency film. Detroit Institute of Arts View Download opens in new window