Nels Wickstrom with his wife Anna (born Anna Stoel) and their children in front of their log home, Fence, WI, 1891.
“Traditionally, married couples stand together, or husband sits with his wife standing behind hand on his shoulder. But Anna is seated, next to her children. Only the position of her arm tells the tale that the family in Norway knows instantly: the Wickstroms are expecting another child! It would be improper for Anna to write to her family to say that she was expecting; she would blush to do so.”
— Dale-Harriet, Education
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