CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - A new photo exhibit at UNC gives a snapshot into everyday life throughout history.

The Ackland Art Museum opened its "Lost and Found: Stories for Vernacular Photographs" exhibit until January 12th. The exhibit features 70 candid photos dating back to the 1800s. UNC alumnus and collector Robert E. Jackson donated the pics after getting them from various places, like flea markets.

"This is seeing how people lived, having a sense of humor. Seeing what they found important. What did they photograph and why did they?" museum spokesperson Amy Swartz says.

But the stories behind the photographs are unknown. The museum is holding a caption contest for people to win various prizes.