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Family portraits from 138 years ago

Ellen
Johan (he went to Usa)
Brita and Anne
Johannes
Mikkel

Wanted to share these amazing old family portraits from our Nilsen/Kitti/Tornensis/Kemi/Hætta/Nango family tree 😊🎄 Taken in 1882. Exactly 110 years before I was born 😄 Six generations back in time.*

This is one of the many reasons I love photography 🙌🏻 Colourised and brought to life by Per Ivar Somby recently. (Not the best quality because I took with my phone).

Area these names come from/are native to: Kautokeino, Karasjok, Øksfjord/botn (Loppa/Alta), Tornedalen, Kittilä and Kemi. Probably more areas as the generations have passed.

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2 thoughts on “Family portraits from 138 years ago”

    1. Yes, they are, on my father’s side 😊 I am so happy these photos exist and that someone has brought them to life with colourisation! They were really nice in black and white but with colour, it’s like looking into more recent past, seeing familiar features and the clothing details.
      They do have a proud and grounded look in their eyes, which I love seeing ❤ Been thinking maybe print some of them and have on wall 🙂

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