I don't know why this is in the Opinions section of the NYT, but it's neato.
The artist, Jeff Zenick says, "When I make these drawings, I can’t help but think about the people I’m depicting. I make up stories in my head about them, wondering what they were like (or are like), calculating how old they’d be now and the chances that they’re still alive."
He draws them from old yearbooks. Check it out here.