Kelly Ann Butterbaugh 

In Search of Old Photos

 If you have old photos that show the character of the community around them, I'd love to see them.  I am always in search of old photos (pre-1955) that show the way things used to be, and I can use them in a variety of publications.  Below is a current list of what I'm looking for.  That doesn't mean that I don't want to see other photos, but this list aligns with my current research projects.  Who knows, your box of photos might inspire a whole new project!


Old photos aren't the only interest that I have.  Any documented history of the areas I work with is more than welcome.  I've listed a few key areas of interest below, but old paperwork, deeds, or documented stories help with great research.  Let's uncover some history together!

The best way to send me photos is to make scans and e-mail them to me.  Low quality works for this.  If it's something that I want to publish, I'll come to you and make a high quality scan.  My best photos that I used for my Upper Saucon and Coopersburg book came from people who started our conversations with these words, "I don't think you'd be interested in most of these."


Contact Me About Old Photos You Have

Pennsylvania Photos

Currently looking for photos from:

  • Milford Township in Bucks County (pre-1955) only the northern part of the township
  • Locust Valley area of Upper Saucon Township (pre-1955)
  • Zion Hill (pre-1955)
  • Lower Milford Township (pre-1955)
  • Lehigh County areas (pre-1950)
  • Salisbury Township (pre-1975)
  • early Route 309 photos
  • early Route 22 through Lehigh Valley
  • moving homes when building I-78 (during 1980s)
  • early Pennsylvania Turnpike throughout state


Lehigh Valley Area, detailed areas wanted:

  • Liberty Bell trolley along Lanark Road
  • horses/wagons along Lanark Road (Old Philadelphia Pike)
  • Lanark School buildings
  • Ueberroth and Friedensville mines
  • Thomas Iron in Hockendauqua
  • Butz store along Emmaus Avenue
  • Franko's Egg Farm on Lehigh Mountain
  • Lake Thomas in Center Valley/Colesville


Documentation or Information specifically wanted about these areas:

  • Salisbury Township in Lehigh County
  • Limestone mining in Limeport, Lehigh County
  • Lake Thomas, near Center Valley, Lehigh County
  • Anything else is great--you never know what piece of the puzzle you might have!