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Courtesy of Jim Lyons
A figure rushes to join the line-up for a portrait shot.

It started as a pastime, something to keep Jim Lyons occupied in his retirement. Eventually, however, the Los Altos resident’s vintage photo posts on Nextdoor.com acquired a following, an informal fan club whose members eagerly awaited the next treasure shared online.

“You are drawn into the pictures because of the expressions on the people’s faces,” said Lisa Gefken, a Mountain View resident. “You can’t help but wonder, ‘What’s going on with these people?’ So much more so than photographs of people you see today.”

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Courtesy of Jim Lyons
A 19th century woman precariously balances china on her bosom.

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