Saturday, March 10, 2007

Historical Family Photos

I have been creating sets of old photos on Flickr, including photos of my mother's trip to Sweden in 1939, upon which my cousin Magnus Persson in Sweden has generously commented and provided extremely useful additional information. I also have a Hendrickson history set and an Olson-Erickson (my mother's side of the family) set. My cousin Jo Anne Swanson and I have put many photos together in a Hendrickson group, and we are hoping that other family members will also decide to contribute. I was absolutely thrilled to discover in Jo Anne's files, pictures of two great-grandmothers (John Hendrickson's mother, Maria Nilsdotter, and Hulda Olson Hendrickson's mother, Johanna Katrina) that I had never seen.

Here is a slightly more recent picture (but still old!) of my brother John and me sitting together in a lawn chair in 1950. This was scanned from a very badly faded color print. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to make these badly faded and yellowed prints more visible. Don't you love the saddle shoes, red socks, and matching hair ribbons, and John's suspenders?


We are back from a lovely one week at Hotel Ixtapan de la Sal, Mexico. I highly recommend this hotel and spa. There are many more photos of the trip posted on Flickr.
But, here's one of Ed at an overlook "El Mirador" on the road between Ixtapan de la Sal and Taxco.