Pictures of Longing: Photography and the Norwegian-American Migration

by Sigrid Lien, Norway. translated by Barbara Sjoholm. Between 1836 and 1915 more than 750,000 Norwegians emigrated to North America. Writing home, the newcomers sent thousands of pictures: America-photographs, as they are called in Norway. In these photographs, the emigrant experience unfolds, as framed by thousands of Norwegian transplants in towns, cities, and rural communities across America. Bringing more than 250 of these photographs together and reading letters alongside them from Norwegian immigrants creates a moving account of Norwegian migration in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Paperback,292pp. 2009/English2018