An unnamed face has been a part of The Destin Log for about 6-1/2 years.
When staff members of the bi-weekly paper moved into the old Regions Bank building on Emerald Coast Parkway they found a black-and-white portrait of a cherubic little girl looking up in the building's stairwell.
"We hung on to it and had it hanging in a prominent spot in the office so people coming by would see it," said Destin Log Managing Editor Tina Harbuck. "We always thought it would be great if somebody ever did claim it."
There is only one identifying clue on the portrait — a signature that reads "Camini 1948."
Over the years in the old Regions building, Destin Log staff shared photos of the little girl on Facebook and in print. There were no takers. A sales associate had the photo cleaned and framed at Geana's Art gallery some time ago.
Since the paper moved into the Northwest Florida Daily News offices in Fort Walton Beach about a year and a half ago, the photo has leaned against the wall.
"She looks like a Nancy or a Betsy," Walton Sun Reporter Deborah Wheeler said. "She looks familiar. ... She looks like the pictures of me as a child ... that style of photography."
Harbuck said she guesses the little girl in the photo is 3 or 4 years old, which would put her in her early 70s today. It would be a nice story to reunite the photo with the family, she said.
"That's somebody's child that got lost in the stairwell."