Hely Familia

My grandmother, Anna Jacobsen (born Åsa Åmundsdatter Kvamsøy), was 23 when she emigrated from Norway to the United States in 1903. She returned to Norway only once. In 1937 she traveled alone to visit her father, brother, and sister. This picture was a souvenir of that trip, probably taken on a mountain overlooking Øystese on the Hardanger Fjord. Anna is the woman on the far right end of the group, but I don’t know with any certainty who else is in the picture. Unfortunately, all Anna wrote on the back was “Hely Familia” — the whole family.

Hely Familia

Hely Familia -- The Whole Family

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