For a Limited Time Only: Time to pick up that photo you left at the Journal.

Unclaimed photos will be kept until June 13.
By: Gus Thomson, Reporter/Columnist
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At one time not too long ago, readers would submit photos to the Auburn Journal in person, dropping them off and then picking them up again if they requested the paper hold onto them.

But that has changed as the years have gone by.

Today the mode of receiving images is generally by email.

The once-mighty flow of photos submitted in person is down to a trickle.

The Journal — out of a sense of responsibility — has hung onto hundreds of paper images that were left at 1030 High St. in Downtown Auburn and then never retrieved by their owner. Some date from the mid-19th century and earlier.

The box of photos has stayed in the newspaper's front lobby and the time has come to give those photos one last chance to be reunited with their rightful owners.

So the Journal is publishing a number of the photos online to jog memories and give readers an opportunity to see if perhaps they have a connection to a shot — or know someone who may be.

Those images from the original box of hundreds of submitted photos will be kept out in the Journal lobby through the next month for perusal and perhaps a heart-tugging reunion.

So come on in during business hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. You might just find a treasured photo that, in the confusion of everyday living, you forgot you left with us.

Happy hunting. But time is running short.

At the end of the day June 13, the window of opportunity will close, the box will be removed from the lobby and the Journal will find a way to respectfully dispose of the collection of unclaimed and, ostensibly, unwanted photos.

To see a photo gallery of forgotten photos, go to