m a r k e r i c k s o n p a i n t i n g s Family Photographs - 1865 - 2017 Sweden * Italy * England * France * Germany New York City * California * Colorado * North Dakota
Over one hundred years ago, this incredible Nelson Family portrait was taken on the family farm in Painted Woods, North Dakota. It was 1918 and one family member, Sture Albin Nelson, the oldest son of Anders and Gerda (Miljander) Nelson was home on leave. He would soon be shipping out for service in the Navy during the First World War.
The photograph comes from my Grandmother Clara Amelia (Nelson) Erickson's (at the age of 15 years old, sitting on the left) photo album. The first two generations of Nelson's to emigrate from Sweden to the Dakotas in 1903, are present.
Clara wrote along the side of the photograph the names of everyone you see here. It's in these moments of family history research, Clara's forethought makes identification of these family members easy, and I thank her for that.
left to right - top row:
left to right - sitting:
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