Ephemera

A True Victorian Story – from Hornindal to Hollywood? – Part V

Did you see the picture of my great-great-grandparents yesterday? My great-grandmother's other brother, Peder, also emigrated. His full name was Peder Andreas Knutson Seljeset (1876-1967) and he emigrated in 1895. This is the picture he sent home from Duluth, Minnesota: At some point he moved on and settled for good in Canada. According to my… Continue reading A True Victorian Story – from Hornindal to Hollywood? – Part V

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A True Victorian Story – with a mystery attached – Part I

I present Ingeborg Olsen Bakke Brynestad to you today: She was my grandfathers paternal aunt, born on the Bakke farm (where I'm from) in 1869 in Hornindal, Norway. She emigrated to the US in 1893, and settled in Minnesota. This is the picture she sent home to her family shortly after, so around 1895.  The… Continue reading A True Victorian Story – with a mystery attached – Part I