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Tue Jul 17, 2018, 01:48 PM

Goodwill projector reveals treasure trove of mysterious photos

A treasure trove of slides Kristie Baeumert found last month on a projector she bought at her local Goodwill store in North Georgia, left her with many questions: Who are the people? What did they do? And most importantly, how can she find them and return their pictures?

"The more I looked at them, the more I wanted to know their story," says Baeumert, who lives in Fairburn, Georgia. "These pictures are part of their family's story," she says. "They should have these memories to pass down and tell their story."

The memories cost $14.97.

Baeumert was at the Goodwill store looking for items to add in a vintage camper she's restoring. The Argus 300 Model III slide projector on the electronics aisle caught her attention.

When she got home and looked at the slides, she was so fascinated by the family photos, she invited her friends over to look at them.

Baeumert's hoping the photos, which appear to date from the 1950s and '60s, will unlock priceless memories for a family. Her original Facebook post (https://www.facebook.com/kristiebaeumert/posts/10155745030069492) asking for help finding the family has been shared over 3,000 times.

At: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/goodwill-projector-reveals-treasure-trove-of-mysterious-photos/ar-AAAb7jh?OCID=ansmsnnews11

One of the treasure trove of mid-century slides recently found by Kristie Beaumert in a Georgia Goodwill. She hopes to locate the family to whom they belong.

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Tue Jul 17, 2018, 02:53 PM

1. i have several slide collections from estate sales. one set from an archaeological illustrator.

none had cool cars. i usually stick w/ black & white pics.

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Tue Jul 17, 2018, 03:03 PM

2. Amazing. Thanks!

A couple of years ago, I found a projector wheel (just the wheel) at a Goodwill with all the slides still in it.

I looked at a few, and they were not unlike the ones this lady found - except the family was white and they seemed to be from c. 1980.

Reading this made me a little sorry I didn't buy it. Qué será.

I hope she finds the family. The photo above was taken in Wake Island in 1960, so if the father of those children was stationed there at the time that may help narrow it down a bit.

You never know what you'll find at a Goodwill.

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