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Rejoice, for that which was lost has been found…

“I found this camera on Mount Vesuvius (Italy), July 22nd, 2010.  I think the owner is Brazilian because the first pics are from Sao Paulo. Anyway, I’m sending a sample of the photos, may be you’ll recognize the owner.”

Reuniting photographers and their missing equipment, IFoundYourCamera.net has created an online Lost & Found…

Recognize Anyone?

New sets of orphan pictures are posted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

If you see yourself, or someone you know, please email us to help return these lost camera and orphan pictures home.

Visit our contact page for more details.

Find A Lost Camera?

Email at least four photos from your found camera.

Include any other details, time, location, school, etc.

Share your lost camera stories and thoughts about the blog.

Check back every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday for new updates.

In the same spirit as the afore-featured Is This Your Luggage?, IFoundYourCamera.net reunites travellers with the memories they’ve accidentally left behind…

“I found a memory card on the ground in a Metro parking lot in suburban Virginia possibly in the late winter/spring of 2009. Family with three girls and a baby. You visited DC and took photos in front of the Michigan pillar at the World War II memorial. You visited Sesame Street’s Forest of Fun in Busch Gardens.
If you can describe Emily’s birthday cake, I’ll know it’s you.
It breaks my heart to see pictures of a lovely vacation without their rightful owners. I hope I find you!”

 

As we abet in the Remembrance of Things Past, we might recall that it was on this date in 1994 that the Justice Department announced that the prison population in the U.S. had risen above 1 million for the first time in history.  Since then, the number of prisoners has more than doubled.

The U.S. has has the highest documented incarceration rate and the highest total documented prison and jail population in the world.  Most recent estimates (for 2008) suggest that there are 754 inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents, or 0.75%.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, “in 2008, over 7.3 million people were on probation, in jail or prison, or on parole at year-end– 3.2% of all U.S. adult residents or 1 in every 31 adults.”

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Many bags look alike, so be sure to check to be certain…

Here, just in time for the summer travel season: “Is This Your Luggage?

As the anonymous operator of the site explains:

I COLLECT LOST LUGGAGE, PHOTOGRAPH IT, AND THEN TRY TO FIND THE OWNERS.

IT’S A LITTLE ODD BUT NOT AS ODD AS STAMP COLLECTING, JUST A LITTLE HARDER TO FIND STORAGE SPACE.

WHEN A BAG GETS LOST THE AIRPORT OR AIRLINE WILL STORE IT FOR A WHILE AND TRY TO FIND THE OWNER. IF THEY CAN’T IDENTIFY THE OWNER OF THE CASE THEY SEND IT TO BE AUCTIONED OFF WITH THE PROFIT GOING TO CHARITY.

I GO TO THESE AUCTIONS AND BUY THE CASES SO I CAN PHOTOGRAPH THEM FOR MY WEIRD VOYEURISTIC PASSION. THE REASON FOR THE WEB SITE? I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO TRY TO FIND THE PEOPLE WHO OWN MY SUITCASES, SO IF YOU HAVE ANY FRIENDS WHO HAVE LOST A CASE PLEASE GET THEM TO HAVE A LOOK.

One never knows…

As we rush to reunite, we might avail ourselves of a curious (but, Lord knows, welcome) convergence amidst the ever-diverging (and ever-expanding) arguments over Shakespeare and things-to-do-with-the-Bard– the emergent scholarly agreement that Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 (three days before he is known to have been baptized)– and scratch off a birthday verse or two…  On a more somber note, it is rather more trustworthily known that Shakespeare died on this date in 1616.

William Shakespeare

Written by (Roughly) Daily

April 23, 2009 at 1:01 am

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