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11 Comments | Vintage
That woman is every general’s dream… Any info on how old they are? I’m guessing the oldest daughter is about 14(?) – having a real hard time putting an age on the parents though. People looked a lot older back then.
The mother deserves a medal and a vacation, alone
You had a lot of children because you expect a lot of them to die before you received a return on your investment. If they didn’t die you had a workforce that worked for room and board. My mother’s parents had eight kids, all lived to have their own kids.
I wonder how many people today could trace their ancestry back to this family. Very cool.
Ah the pitfalls of not having electricity
Are we guessing Swedish from the features? Y’all are gonna love Minnesota!
Side note: fashion. Those clothes look expensive – even the boys have real shoes and boots – and the tailoring is on point too. I hope they brought over some savings and didn’t spend everything on those outfits.
They look Finnish to me. Probably wearing their Sunday best
If you do the math most, if not all her boys probably went to fight in WWI. And, her grandchildren probably fought in WWII.
It’s pretty amazing how they went so hard to get to this country and work hard to achieve the American Dream despite hardship. I really wonder if the people today are descendants of those displayed in the picture. That’s what makes tracing your descendants so interesting.
We know what they did in their spare time . He is braver than me I couldn’t imagine.
Was smiling illegal back then?