Tuesday, June 24, 2014

52 Ancestors: #25 ~ Grandpa Arthur as a Child

This is part of the "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" Challenge begun by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the blog No Story Too Small.

Arthur Harry Iverson was my paternal grandfather. He passed away when my dad was only six years old. I've written about him several times here on my blog. In those blog posts, I shared interesting information and photos. I've provided a list of the blog posts I've written about Arthur at the bottom of this post.

So, rather than write a detailed post about him today, I'm going to share a precious photo of him when he was a young boy. He was three years old at the time this photo was taken, which would mean that this picture was taken around 1913.

I love this photo, not only because it shows my grandfather as a child, but also because my great-grandmother, Anna Christopherson, is in this picture. This is one of only two photos in my possession in which my great-grandmother, Anna Christopherson, is pictured.

I'll be sharing what I know about Anna Christopherson in a future post.

What I've written about Grandpa Arthur:

Found Clark Gable’s Mechanic in the 1940 Census!
Tombstone Tuesday–Arthur Harry Iverson
Wedding Wednesday–Arthur Harry Iverson and Ingrid Anna Gillberg
Those Place Thursday - Speaking of Camping….
Workday Wednesday–Arthur's On the Job! ~ Part 1
Workday Wednesday–Arthur's On the Job! ~ Part 2
Workday Wednesday–Arthur's On the Job! ~ Part 3
Happy Grandparents Day!
Grandpa Arthur and His Mandolin

Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. Oh indeed a precious photo. What a beautiful shade of blue in that sailor suit. Photos of our grandparents as children are just the best.

    1. Hi Wendy,

      Yes, it's so fun to see photos of our grandparents when they were children. I'm so grateful to have this photo among the others I have that show my grandfather, Arthur.

  2. What a treasure Jana! The only picture I have of my paternal great grandmother is so faded I can hardly make out her face. You have such a choice collection of photos!

    1. Hi Michelle,

      Oh! That's so sad about the picture of your paternal great-grandmother! Maybe there's another one out there somewhere in someone's collection and you just haven't found it yet. =)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Jana, that is a precious photo. I wonder if it was originally colored or if was colorized later.

    1. Thank you Colleen! I wonder if it was colorized later too. My grandfather's pink cheeks don't look very natural to me. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Precious, precious photo! Lots of possible interpretations go through my mind with those expressions! Love it!

    1. Thank you Helen! Yes, their expressions look rather serious. Perhaps they were caught off guard by the camera. Thanks for stopping by!




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