They were a family mystery, lost for at least 20 years. Two rolls of black-and-white film, 72 photos in all, shot in 1966 at the Beatles? concert at Shea Stadium during the band’s final tour.

Late last year, in the forced solitude of the COVID-19 pandemic, former WOAI-TV investigative reporter Brian Collister found them at last while sorting through the small mountain of photographic prints, slides, and negatives in his father’s apartment closet.

Lost trove: TV reporter finds his father’s Beatles photos in San Antonio

They were a family mystery, lost for at least 20 years. Two rolls of black-and-white film, 72 photos in all, shot in 1966 at the Beatles’ concert at Shea Stadium during the band’s final tour.

The Beatles Lost Trove: Concert at Shea Stadium – Investigative Network

The Bob Collister Fund for Visual Journalism – 100% of the money raised with a charity auction of my father’s Beatles photographs will go toward providing educational workshops, training and freelance work for photo and video journalists through the nonprofit Investigative Network.

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