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Mon Aug 6, 2018, 04:35 PM

I've been scanning some pretty old photos, and I ran across this one.

She is one of my great-grandmothers, my grandmother's mother. Her name was Emma Peterson Lundin and she was from Sweden. I wish I'd known her...





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Reply I've been scanning some pretty old photos, and I ran across this one. (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 OP
hlthe2b Aug 2018 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #4
Hekate Aug 2018 #20
Sherman A1 Aug 2018 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #6
Sherman A1 Aug 2018 #14
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #16
Sherman A1 Aug 2018 #17
Glorfindel Aug 2018 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #8
Docreed2003 Aug 2018 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #10
braddy Aug 2018 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #11
yonder Aug 2018 #13
braddy Aug 2018 #15
Me. Aug 2018 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #12
procon Aug 2018 #18
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #19
Jane Austin Aug 2018 #21
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #25
3Hotdogs Aug 2018 #22
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #26
Squinch Aug 2018 #23
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #27
Squinch Aug 2018 #32
Uncle Joe Aug 2018 #24
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #28
Uncle Joe Aug 2018 #29
at140 Aug 2018 #30
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #31
Omaha Steve Aug 2018 #33
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #35
FakeNoose Aug 2018 #34
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #36
Maraya1969 Aug 2018 #37
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #38

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 04:36 PM

1. She's a pretty lady, Peggy. The photo looks far more contemporary than I'd have guessed

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 04:38 PM

4. Thank you, my dear hlthe2b!

This was most likely taken in the early 1900's and I agree--it looks contemporary, more like something we might make today.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 06:06 PM

20. It's the simple hairdo and lack of makeup. Even more than clothes I find those to be clues...

...to which decade photos were taken in the 20th century.

This is a lovely picture.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 04:38 PM

2. Great photo and wonderful to have these

from years ago. Any guesstimate on the time frame on that one?

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 04:45 PM

6. I very luckily just ran across a family tree! She was born in 1860 and died in 1943! My birth year!

So somewhere between those dates.......She doesn't look very old, so I'm guessing before the turn of the century. That century!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 05:26 PM

14. I too was lucky in that my Grandmother was a shutterbug

she died in 1927 of TB, but I have a wealth of photos of her and the family from the early 1900's in Central Illinois. Even have the wedding photo of my Great Grandparents along with an assortment of others. I scanned in a bunch of them about a year ago. It was a slow process as I was also putting in the information that she and my Mother had penciled on the backs of the photos.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #14)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 05:29 PM

16. I was also entering what info I had, and wow, is that ever tedious!! Uh.....yes, yes it is!

But whoever looks at the scanned photos will know who these people were.

Labels are so important!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 05:30 PM

17. Agreed

Any information that we can pass along is going to be helpful to those in the future.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 04:38 PM

3. What a beautiful lady, California Peggy. Thanks for sharing!

I have photos of both my mother's grandmothers, but none at all of my father's grandmothers. His family never was much for taking photos for some reason.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 04:47 PM

8. Thank you, my dear Glorfindel!

I am so glad to have this photo.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 04:44 PM

5. Such a beautiful amazing pic...

Thank you for sharing!!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 04:49 PM

10. I agree and thank you, my dear Docreed2003!

I love to share.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 04:46 PM

7. You may enjoy these two incredible movies 'The Emigrants' and it's sequel, 'The New Land'

 

https://www.criterion.com/boxsets/1165-the-emigrants-the-new-land
They are two of the best movies that you will ever see.

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Response to braddy (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 04:49 PM

11. Thanks so much for the links, braddy!

I've heard of them, but never saw them.

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Response to braddy (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 04:53 PM

13. I would add Sweet Land to your list.

Another very, very good movie.

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Response to yonder (Reply #13)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 05:27 PM

15. Thanks, I'll be watching it.

 

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 04:48 PM

9. I Wish... I... Knew Her

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Response to Me. (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 04:50 PM

12. Thank you, my dear Me...I wish I'd known her too.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 05:47 PM

18. I like her enigmatic smile, she looks like she's holding back a big laugh. nt

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Response to procon (Reply #18)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 06:01 PM

19. She does have an attractive smile! Thanks for coming by today. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 06:16 PM

21. What a great face!

With strength and intelligence.

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Response to Jane Austin (Reply #21)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 06:39 PM

25. My thoughts exactly, my dear Jane Austin! Thank you.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 06:27 PM

22. I seldom see "close-ups" of people in photos taken before 1920.

Usually, just formal, still portraits of whole bodies.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #22)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 06:41 PM

26. A lot of the photos I've seen from this branch of my family are informal ones.

Only a couple were formal portraits.

Maybe that's the kind of people they were? No idea.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 06:33 PM

23. She's beautiful!

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Response to Squinch (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 06:41 PM

27. Isn't she, my dear Squinch? I love looking at her.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #27)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 06:48 PM

32. That photo is absolutely timeless, too.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 06:35 PM

24. Very pretty

Thanks for sharing CaliforniaPeggy

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #24)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 06:42 PM

28. Thank you so much, my dear Uncle Joe! I love to share the beauty I see.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #28)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 06:43 PM

29. Well you certainly had lots of it there.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 06:45 PM

30. Wow such pretty features without benefit of

Plastic surgery!

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Response to at140 (Reply #30)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 06:46 PM

31. Thank you, my dear at140!

No scalpels anywhere in sight for her!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 07:05 PM

33. K&R!


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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #33)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 08:28 PM

35. Thanks so much, my dear Steve!



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 07:43 PM

34. This is an awesome photo! You must happy that you found it

In my family I was the first grandchild to be born in 1951, and my four grandparents were all still living and close to 60 years old at the time. So I have many wonderful memories of my grandparents and I'm very thankful. The really cool thing is that all 4 of my great-grandmothers were living when I was born. They all were able to see me and hold me as a baby. Sadly the great-grandfathers had already passed by that time. I have clear memories of 2 of my 4 great-grandmothers.

I really feel that family closeness and memories of the older folks is a thing that should be encouraged for all young families. The benefits to the children are much greater than any awkwardness or inconvenience that SOME families might have. Of course every situation is different and not all families can be together.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #34)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 08:33 PM

36. I could hardly believe my luck, my dear FakeNoose!

How very cool you knew and remember your grandparents! I remember mine as well, and it's great.

None of my great-grandparents (except for one) had survived till then and the one surviving great, I only have vague memories of.

The photos make them real. I agree about closeness and memories are important. We hung together pretty well except that there were far-flung family members that made it difficult to stay in touch.

I wish I had seen this picture and so many others while my parents were around to talk about them.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:49 AM

37. She looks like the Ivory Soap girl from her age! So naturally beautiful!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #37)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 11:28 AM

38. Indeed she does, and thank you, my dear Maraya!

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