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Here is a one of a kind family portrait taken one hundred years ago this year. As I continue with my research of the Nelson Family, this portrait photographed on the family farm in Painted Woods, North Dakota in 1918 is beyond the pale of uniqueness.

It is truly something to behold. It comes from my grandmother Clara's photo album, the original being in black and white. The first three generation of Nelson's to immigrate from Sweden to the Dakotas in 1903 are present.

Clara wrote along the side of the image the name of every parent, brother aunt, uncle and cousin you see here. I truly thank her for that. Makes all this far easier than guessing or never knowing.

left to right - top row:
My uncle Anton Tony Nelson, uncle August Valentine Nelson, uncle Albert "Bob" William Nelson, my great grandfather Anders Nelson, great uncle (brother of Anders) August Nelson, cousin Tom Hanwell (husband to Josie (Amelia Jr.) Nelson Hanwell) and Uncle Sture Albin Nelson.

left to right - sitting:
My grandmother Clara Amelia Yunhild (Erickson) Nelson, cousin Berthe Nelson (holding daughter Mary Jane), my great grandmother Gertrude "Gerde" (Miljander) Nelson (holding Josie Jr - daughter of Tom and Josie (Amelia Jr.) Hanwell), great aunt Amelia - nickname Aunt Molly and wife of great uncle August), cousin Josie (Amelia Jr.) Hanwell (daughter of Amelia & August Nelson) and cousin Elsie Pederson.

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