Archival Anecdotes: Embracing the Old and the New


December 20, 2021

Anton Youngberg's collection includes images of his friends and family from Sweden, as well as new friends from North Dakota. These men were photographed in Sweden around 1900.

Many times, I have thought about the inner lives of people who settled Eddy County. Did they curse the cold? Did they miss the friends and family they left behind? Did they burn a candle late into the night, or go to bed early, buried deep under the covers? Did they yearn for company, or perhaps sought out solace?

We can never truly answer such questions, but there are artifacts within the mu...

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