Unlike the mill workers in the previous post, these two seamstresses appear to be posing outdoors, perhaps at a seasonal or mobile studio. The photographer, Håkon Steinsheim (1860-1933), was based in the village of Oppdal, Norway. (Historically, the name of the town was sometimes spelled Opdal.) The photo (cabinet card) came to me from Wisconsin.... Continue Reading →
This cabinet card came to me from Spokane, Washington, but it has nothing written or printed on it to indicate its origin. The costumes might be Norwegian (or Norwegian-American). The faded sepia print doesn't do them justice, but it's all that remains of their beauty and artistry.
This postcard has a message on the back in Norwegian. At the top of the message is the name of a town, "Thief River Falls Minn," followed by numbers which may be "17/12." They could mean 17 December or December 1917. This type of photo paper was manufactured between 1904 and 1918. A very kind... Continue Reading →