Monday, October 27, 2014

Hunting and Gathering Report with Free Victorian Photos for You

I found these Victorian cartes de visite at my local antique mall this afternoon. A couple of them were from photography studios in Sweden. 

I've noticed that cabinet photos and cartes de visite I've found at garage sales and second hand stores around my town of Portland, Oregon often come from Sweden. 

I recently found out that my neighborhood, Montavilla, was once home to a large Swedish population. The builder of our 1905 house was from Sweden. I recently met his grandaughters who very kindly sent me copies of photos of him and his wife and of our house when it was first built.

I'm going to put the photo of the Lindstroms up where they can see their house. I love knowing some of the history of our home.

Here are some high resolution images for you to use in collages or other art work. Enjoy!


Linda Kunsman said...

Oh how very interesting-and thank you so much for sharing these wonderful images Serena!

Serena Barton said...

You are so welcome, Linda!