June 25, 2018
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Bangor election official still looking for owner of camera card found during 2010 voting

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — The family on the found camera card went on a whirlwind tour of the southwest and then lost the 360 or so images at the Bangor Civic Center, possibly while voting during the November 2010 elections.

The photo card was found on the floor during the elections nearly two years ago and handed over to the Deputy Registrar of Voters, Bangor resident Mike Gleason.

“I advertised it in the ‘found’ column of the BDN to no avail, and sent several of the photos to people I thought might know some of the individuals,” the election official said.

Gleason was reminded about the lost photo card when he read a recent Bangor Daily News story about decades old photos of a family and a dinosaur found inside a camera at a yard sale, he said.

“Found Film? How about ‘Found Photo Card’?” was the subject line of the email he sent to the Bangor Daily.

The photos feature four main people, two adults and two young adults, who apparently took a family trip to the Southwest.

“This group did it all — the Grand Canyon, the Rockies, Denver, the Air Force Academy, zoos, sports venues, aquariums, et cetera,” said Gleason, a retired senior master sergeant who served with the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard. “I’m sure they would like to get back the photos.”

His time in the Air Force is why he “recognized the Air Force Academy photos,” he said Sunday.

Those who recognize the people in the photos can call Gleason at Bangor City Hall, 992-4200.

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