Newspapers of the 1940s and 1950s are filled with cases of amnesia — usually a photo of someone laying in a hospital bed with a bandage on his or her head, and a plea for someone to recognize them.
Joan Ross-Dilley was a pro tennis player who played at Wimbledon. She disappeared for several days, and when she was found, had a bus ticket to Buffalo in her pocket.
"Tennis star found, visited Buffalo"
“Ticket stubs for Boston to Buffalo and Buffalo to Albany were in her purse, but she could not recall anything about Boston or being a tennis player.”