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Help solve the mystery surrounding these old slides found at B.C. garage sale

One of the photos found on the slide found by Jeff Klassen.
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September 25, 2017 - 5:00 PM

A collection of old film slides is going viral after the family who found them decided to try using social media to return them to their rightful owners.

The photos appear to show a family’s travels through B.C. and Alberta, including stops like the Enchanted Forest in Revelstoke. The pictures include images from farther away as well, including one in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.

Who these people are and where they come from are questions Calgary man Jeff Klassen and his family are hoping to find out.

Klassen, who collects old vintage films, came across the slides this past summer while checking out a garage sale in Jaffray, about a half hour from Fernie. He bought the slides and a projector for $15 and later sat down with his sister to see what was on them.

“I always watch these collections, whether it be films or slides, with mixed emotions,” Klassen says. "On one hand it’s very interesting on a number of levels, not just for the content of the media, but the wonder of who the people were, where they were from…. Of course, then there’s the realization that these are someone’s collection of memories and you wonder how these had been separated from them.”

His sister posted some of the pictures on Facebook, and the post has since been shared more than 2,000 times.

“It would be cool if someone actually did turn up and claim them,” Klassen says.

Do you recognize anyone in the photos?

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