West Seattleite goes to great lengths to rescue tossed-aside photos. Are they yours?

Were they stolen and dumped? Or just lost? A reader is hoping to get photos to their owner:

They were in a torn-apart photo album (no cover or binder). They were strewn all along Admiral Way, sort of near Schmitz Park. I even crawled under a couple vehicles to get some. They were very wet and covered in debris. My daughter and I just spent hours cleaning and drying them one by one.

If these might be yours, email us – westseattleblog@gmail.com – and we’ll connect you with the finder.j

5 Replies to "West Seattleite goes to great lengths to rescue tossed-aside photos. Are they yours?"

  • Ann November 28, 2023 (8:44 pm)

    All I can say is bless you for rescuing and taking such pains and good care of someone’s photos,. Especially-since personal photos are often their life story, and a lot of time and work goes into making a physical album. You might give a few more details about album size, context or distinctive contents of photos etc.  the might ring a bell for someone who may not even know they are missing.

    • Karen November 29, 2023 (5:54 am)

      Ann, you win✴️good citizen award, thank you!! We need to hear more about these random acts of kindness and thoughtfulness👏

  • Cm November 29, 2023 (5:21 pm)

    Oh my!   I few years ago I had a someone take the photos I had ordered from online of family – I think they thought it might have been something more valuable … they opened the package a few blocks away from my place, and dumped it all to scatter on the wet streets.    An amazing neighbor saved and dried every one of them and although I was prepared to re-print them, I was so touched by the kind and caring act of that neighbor.  Agree – gold star for you and your daughter, and I hope they are reunited with their owner(s). I would say – had the neighbor not walked everything over, (the part of the box with my address was not ripped)  I wouldn’t have even known the photos were missing – I might have thought they were just taking an extra long time arriving.   Perhaps  a little more detail in case a similar situation?  (Owner might not know they are missing?) Good Luck!  And thank you :) 

  • AC November 30, 2023 (6:11 am)

    This is my favorite story/post on the blog in ages.  I know there are good people in our community and this story highlights a couple. I’ve returned to the post several times hoping for an update. I hope the pictures are reunited with their owners! 

    • WSB November 30, 2023 (9:32 am)

      Haven’t heard from anyone but I do have some descriptive info from the finder. Am probably going to publish it separately since this is now a couple days down the main newsstream.

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