Sorry owlman. Here it is.Hello, Anti Freaks. I took a look at your source, which contains a lot of text. Please simply quote the sentence in which you found the phrase. That makes it a lot easier for people to answer your question. Asking other members to read paragraphs of material to find your example is too much. Thank you.
1805 "There is little left but roofs piled high, the wooden shards of the homes ripped up, and the odd family photo protruding from the mud," says our correspondent. "The aftershocks go on, there is snow and it is getting colder and the thousands cut off have a daily battle just to live."
I see.Thank you, Anti Freaks. "The odd family photo" means that occasionally you will find a photo among all the debris. This is a fairly unusual expression that people use to mean that it's possible to find a few examples of something among many other things: On Market Street you'll find hundreds of fast-food places and the odd ethnic restaurant. Here, the "odd ethnic restaurant" means that there are a few ethnic restaurants among hundreds of fast-food restaurants.
Does that make sense? There were a few family photos in that huge mess.