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Early Settlers

by Vikki Salmela

Art Print

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Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.

This photo, taken around 1915, is of my paternal grandma's first farm as they came to America and settled in the Upper UP (Michigan). I'm very proud of my great grandfather and how he came to our great country, and made a life for his family. I restored the photo, then decided to work on it as a piece of art. The Finns are a proud people, and love to take a hot sauna and get around on X-Country skis. It's in my blood, their spirit as well, which they call Sisu.
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Catspaws commented on March 8, 2013 7:25am
lovely tones,how nice to have this piece of family history :)
Vikki Salmela commented on March 8, 2013 7:40am
Thank you Cat! I found a treasure chest of old cool photos at my folks! :*)
Monika Strigel commented on March 8, 2013 9:48am
Beautiful colour choice!
Vikki Salmela commented on March 8, 2013 11:42am
Thank you very much Monika! I "played" with it a lot! :*)
Roger Wedegis commented on March 12, 2013 7:35pm
Very cool restoration! Love it!
Betty Mackey commented on March 13, 2013 11:29am
It is great to see this and I love the treatment.
Vikki Salmela commented on March 13, 2013 9:51pm
Thank you so much Roger and Betty! :*)
EbiEmporium commented on March 15, 2013 7:07pm
Lovely work~
Vikki Salmela commented on March 16, 2013 4:17pm
Thank you so much Julia! :*)
Aurelia Burnham commented on March 17, 2013 9:59pm
Beautiful and haunting!!
Vikki Salmela commented on March 18, 2013 12:07am
Thank you very much Aurelia! :*)
Pom Graphic Design commented on March 27, 2013 5:33am
Nice tones!
Vikki Salmela commented on March 29, 2013 3:27am
Thank you very much Pom Graphic Design! :*)
Tia Hank commented on April 15, 2013 5:39pm
It's incredible how photos like these are nearly 100 years old, yet still hold a copious amount of beauty. Love what you did with it, too. Great job, Vikki!
Vikki Salmela commented on April 15, 2013 7:50pm
Thank you so much Tia! Thank goodness we have means to keep them preserved and restore them now, and even make them into art! :*)
Thubakabra commented on April 18, 2013 5:52am
Awesome work you did here!
Cool that you could incorporate family history into your art! : )
Vikki Salmela commented on April 18, 2013 6:18am
Thank you so much Thubakabra! It is close to my heart, and closer to my Dad's! :*)
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on May 6, 2013 8:27pm
Oh Yeah! ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ 👍
Vikki Salmela commented on May 11, 2013 2:00pm
Thank you so much Wayne! :*)
Andrea Mangiri commented on May 13, 2013 3:35am
nice piece!
Vikki Salmela commented on May 13, 2013 7:46pm
Thank you so much Andrea! :*)
Red Coat Studio commented on May 26, 2013 3:47am
Great work. You have successfully created art from your family history.
RCS
Brock Sanders commented on May 29, 2013 12:24am
Lovely!
Vikki Salmela commented on May 29, 2013 4:34am
Thank you so much RCS and Brock! :*)
Gabriel Harding commented on June 15, 2013 9:38am
nice one
Vikki Salmela commented on June 15, 2013 1:39pm
Thank you so much Gabriel! :*)
Tyler Spangler commented on February 15, 2014 11:27pm
Cool!
Vikki Salmela commented on March 27, 2014 1:25am
Thank you so much Tyler! :*)