BANGOR, Maine — Gary Flanagan and his wife are frequent visitors to the Bangor area and on a recent trip picked up an old Brownie Hawkeye camera.

When they got back to their home in Saint John, New Brunswick, they discovered an exposed roll of Verichrome black and white film inside the camera and recently had it processed.

“There were three photos on it,” Gary Flanagan said in an email to the BDN on Saturday. “I would estimate these shots were taken at least 50 years ago.”

Two of the photos show the same smiling quartet of a man wearing a white shirt, dark pants and horn-rimmed glasses. Next to him are three women — two holding purses in one and the third appearing younger wearing a dress with a shorter hemline, wide collar and scarf.

The final photo shows the same gentleman standing with three women, two of whom appear to be in the other two photos.

All three images look to have been snapped in front of the same house.

“I’m assuming the people in the photos were probably from Bangor or nearby,” Flanagan said. “The family has never seen these shots [and] I would love for these images to be reunited with the family who took them.”

Anyone with information on these photos may email

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Julia Bayly

Julia Bayly is a reporter at the Bangor Daily News with a regular bi-weekly column. Julia has been a freelance travel writer/photographer since 2000.