More Vintage Family Photos

After going through the archives of family photos for the Janke family side for the 100 Year Janke slideshow I put together this summer (original blog post here), my mom sent photos from the other side of my family tree (Sturm).

I love vintage photographs but the ones where there is a story are even better. Below are some of the photos I would like to share.


The wedding picture of my maternal great-grandparents Fred Sturm, Sr. and Bertine Helgeson married 5 Feb 1905 in Sweetgrass, Montana. At age 21, my great grandmother Bertine Helgeson, immigrated from Norway to the United States.  Bertine was child #8 in a family of 13 children.



The one of the two gentlemen hamming it up with the jug (of wine, supposedly) has my great-great uncle holding the jug and my great-grandpa Fred Sturm, Sr. taking the drink. The photo was taken September 1929 during a wedding celebration.


Here is the one from the 1940s with my great-grandfather at far middle back and my grandfather at right butchering a hog with neighbors on his farm. It is true that modern day people can not even relate to all the work that food production really took in earlier times.

1 comments:

Anonymous,  December 22, 2010 at 8:18 PM  

I love these pictures too! Great post!

Christine

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