There were two old photos. One was shot in 1957. It showed a boy who had attended Schmitt School. The other photograph was in color and showed three people who appeared to be related -- possibly two parents with their little girl.
Hurricane Irma made landfall at Cudjoe Key Sept. 10. Authorities reported nine storm-related deaths. It obliterated many homes in Marathon and tossed boats around in Big Pine Key. After they were allowed to return home Sunday, many residents learned they had lost it all.
The clean up continued nine days after the storm, and when the two photos turned up in debris outside of a government building, the government employees knew they could be someone's treasure.
Monroe County News tweeted Wednesday afternoon: "Anyone know the owner?"
Local government employees were keeping the precious photos at Monroe County's Government Center at 2798 Overseas Highway in Marathon. For more information, call 305-289-6036.