My Grandpa Ola was the oldest son home on the Bakke farm. Some of you might remember his sisters Ingeborg and Lise who emigrated to America in the 1880s. You have also met his parents Nils and Helga before.
For Nils and Helga’s 1898 wedding picture I have chosen a beautiful album mat with little pink flowers:
Notice that my Great Grandmother’s name on the mat is spelled Helge, which is a male name in present Norway. But a 100 years ago, that is how they pronounced her name, and she is referred to as Helge on several records, thus I wanted to preserve that on their romantic wedding photo 🙂
She was only 19 when she got married, and bore a total of 9 children, over a period of 23 years. The most precious memorabilia I have from her is the little book of psalms for church, where she has written her name on the title page in 1893, for her confirmation. Both Helge and Nils and all their children including my grandfather Ola were baptised and confirmated in the same church. So were my father, myself and my siblings, and all our children: Hornindal Church, built in 1856.
I am adding my photos digitally, then printing the finished image on matte photo paper (Canon 170g matte photo paper). I then glue the image onto thin cardboard (cereal box) with spray glue, before I cut it out. After cutting I also distress and ink the edges and corners, for a vintage, worn look. This makes for a nice and stiff image, that I can hang, erect with an easel or even just lean agains something (similar to cabinet cards).
The font is Snell Roundhand Black, it came with my latest Photoshop update. You might be able to find a similar font for free if you search for free fonts.
Here is a low resolution preview of the ready to print frame. Print it out and and the picture manually, or use the PNG-file (transparent background) to add pictures digitally:
Find your high quality copy of the file in the download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂
I have also added a family tree to my project, the tree I have used is neither vintage nor free, but if you want to buy it you can find it HERE:
I have marked the people we have covered so far with hearts, including todays main persons Nils and Helge.
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I have used elements from the following sources for these design: