LINDA WERTHEIMER, Host:
NPR's Zoe Chace looks at three of them.
ZOE CHACE: Here's the thing about your pictures on Facebook. They're usually recent from as long as Facebook's been around. And if there's a life-changing storm, your pictures are still on Facebook. But the photos from before Facebook are gone. Scattered all over the state.
MINDA ROBINSON: Minda Robinson and a picture was found at my husband's place of employment in Leesburg, Alabama.
MATTHEW HUBBARD: My name is Matthew Hubbard. I'm from Flatrock, Alabama.
JULIE JEAN: Julie Jean in Kelso, Tennessee.
CHACE: They all found pictures on the ground outside and each one looks like it was taken way before the internet.
ROBINSON: Every mother has a picture of her naked child in the bathtub, that is just like the classic mom's photo for when they get older to bribe them with. I mean that's just all there is to it.
HUBBARD: The photo is of a little boy. He is standing on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York and he's happy and smiling, the sun's in his face.
JEAN: It had Hackleberry High at the bottom of it, dated 1949, and then on the back, her name was Dale Lolly(ph).
CHACE: They put the pictures up on Facebook and waited to hear. Matthew Hubbard got an email.
HUBBARD: Zoe Chace, NPR News. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.