You never know what you might find on a trip to Goodwill. Kristie Baeumert, a mother of five who unexpectedly came across beautiful vintage photos in a camera she bought at a Goodwill in Tyrone, Georgia, has been smitten with the slices of life captured in the slides.
— Erica A. Hernandez (@EricaAlyssa) July 13, 2018
Ms. Baeumert told AJC:
I’m just falling in love with this sweet family. I’m fascinated. I want to know more.
The camera, an Argus 300 Model III, caught the Fairburn woman’s eye while she was shopping. She thought it would be perfect to view some slides she’d inherited from her own grandmother, but was instead surprised by the unknown family’s story, which she shared with friends.
Clues as to who this family could be are sparse. Beaumert is making a concerted effort, though, to reach out through social media and connect to someone, somewhere, regarding the photos. “If this was my family, I would want these.”
“They just look so happy,” she said. “They wanted to take pictures together all the time. I feel like I know the family now.”
The internet has fallen in love with this family’s story.
That dress on the lady standing beside that blue car is just exquisite
— Tracey guy (@traceyguy69_guy) July 14, 2018
omgosh, so so beautiful. I have a full cache of one family's snapshots (not slides ) found in an old suitcase discarded on an upper east side sidewalk 25 years ago. Also have my mother's Argus projector, even older, only lets you rotate two slides at a time!
— Andrew Long (@andrewlong166) July 14, 2018
I these images & this story!!!!! I do hope for an upcoming reunion of photographs with family to be updated here on Twitter!!
— ✨MommyMagic✨ (@MommyMagic111) July 14, 2018
Thank you so much for sharing this I’m so invested, I need to find this family . Im sure there were military family
— aitakatia (@aitakatia) July 14, 2018
These slides are absolutely charming! Such treasures. Excellence by original photographer. Thanks for sharing.
— Becky Brunton (@BeckyIB) July 14, 2018
Baeumert continues her search via online publications and social media. Will the family be reunited with their history?
A slice of american history. Love it!
— Becky C. (@SwedenG) July 15, 2018
Beautiful blessings of another time I hope you find the family
— Candy Lane (@21pearls1908) July 15, 2018
Thank you for sharing. I have Rt’d in hopes of helping you find the family.
— MiddleMarch (@peaceloveagain) July 14, 2018