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.

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.


Image: Untitled (Group of Portraits from Traveling Photo Studio), Unknown Photographer, around 1950-60