Friday, June 11, 2010

Iceland Redux

Another pair of photos from Frederick W. Howell. Cornell University has put their archive of the Icelandic photos of Frederick W. Howell, Magnús Ólafsson, and Henry A. Perkins on Flickr. Fascinating.

Family group at Grund, Skorradalur, Borgarfjarðarsýsla, Iceland ca. 1900

Family at Holt, near Kirkjubær (in Síða). Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, Iceland, ca. 1900

By Professor Batty


Anonymous Jon said...

Thanks for the link, Batty. My grandfather was born in 1896 north of Akureyri. These photos give me a sense of that time.

Blogger Cellar Door said...

Look at their expressions! Life was hard.

Blogger Professor Batty said...

Jon ~ You're welcome! Some of these pictures really transcend time.

Cellar Door ~ Have you read Independent People by Halldór Laxness? Although I think the early settlers in North Dakota (Giants in the Earth by Ole Rolvaag) was harder.

Blogger lab munkay said...

"Ladies! Braids on your left shoulder only please!

Post a Comment