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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

history repeats itself

A is for Ancestors, in particular the Adams' ancestors in the photo below. This is [husband] baby Dave in the middle with his father Donald and his mother Vieno in front of their little house in the mining town of Mullan, Idaho circa 1950.
Take a good look at Vieno and then at the young man in the photo below. I literally stumbled upon this over the weekend and bought it because something in their faces was so dear and appealing. The young couple's photo was taken in Phelps, Minnesota, which is in the northwestern part of the state near Fergus Falls, by a photographer, possibly Finnish, named Sneva. Turns out that area was originally settled by a great deal of immigrants from Finland and Sweden. Dave's mother is full Finn and at closer inspection I thought I saw a slight resemblance to the her and the young man. Possibly related?
Probably not. . .but who knows?
This is the beginning of Year Three, Round Five of ABC Wednesday hosted by Mrs Nesbitt. Stop by to earn an easy A!

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12 comments:

Donna said...

Goodness! They Do resemble each other!! Good eye!! I love old photos! Happy night sweetie...hughugs

Reader Wil said...

Hi Noni! What a lovely photo of a happy family. I also love old family photos. I always try to find the story of their lives. Thanks for visiting!

Babooshka said...

That is a an uncanny resemblance. Old photos are my favourites so much history and personal stories captured in an image.

RuneE said...

Genealogical research can be fun, so now you have something to do! I have visited an area in Michigan (on the Peninsula) where almost all the place names were "pure" Finish and I think that was typical for all the immigrants from the Nordic countries to these states: They used the names they knew from home.

Roger Owen Green said...

Need to work more on my genealogy. thanks.

WV: caress; the hold our ancestors have on us.

Carol said...

Love old photos...a good 'A' choice...

Janie said...

The two faces do look similar! You may have found a new relation.
Ancestor makes a great A!

Paula Scott said...

Ancestors...how brilliant! Loved the walk into the past. Don't you just love old photos like that?

richies said...

Great post. I love photos from the past.

An Arkies Musings

Tumblewords: said...

Yes, they do resemble one another! I love the Mullan porch snap -

lostmermaid said...

the baby pic is so very sweet !!

Rose said...

I do see a resemblance! Wouldn't it be something if they were related in some way? The photo of your husband's family looks as though it could have come out of one of my family's scrapbooks:) My parents have really gotten into genealogy in the last few years, and I'm so thankful they have done all the hard work tracing our ancestry back several hundred years.