Directions – How to use Photo Gallery

Some of the pages with many photos are slow to load or occasionally fail to load. If it isn’t working, just click the refresh button on your browser and it should work.

DirectionsLocate the box you wish to look through, click that box number or image.

When the photo thumbnails (tiny photos) have loaded, you can scroll down to view all of them or you can click on any of them to pull up a larger image.

You can then scroll through all the larger images by clicking the arrows on the right or left side of the pictures or close the picture by clicking the X on the upper right corner of the photo.


If the image is still too small, you can right click on it with your mouse and view the photo outside of the page. This works in Firefox.


When you find a picture that is yours, write down the number on the photo (example: 001-001-001) and a brief description (example: little girl with red hair). You will need this information to fill out the claim form.

Our claim form is located in the links at the top of the page.

Claim Form Checklist

Things you will need to submit photo claims:
The number on the photo. Example: 001-001-001. All of these numbers designate where we have the photos stored. We can't locate your photos without it! If you can't read the number on the photo, then make a note of that and tell us the number of the photo before or after it.
A description of the photo. This helps us to make sure that we are pulling the correct photo for you. If you can remember anything that was written on the back of the photo, please include that information.
A good contact method for you! We require a phone number, but we can also contact you by email if you wish. If we can't get ahold of you, we can't get your picture back to you!
Please Click Here to Fill Out a Claim Form: Joplin Claim Form
Please note, the claim form will open in a new tab on your browser so that you can work on it while you look through photos.