These photos were found in my Great Grandparents Charley and Anna Swanson's home. They both immigrated from Ljung, Östergötland, Sweden, in 1869 and 1887 respectively. Some of the photos are of the same people, so one can only guess they were close family or friends. Since my farmor far Charley emigrated at the age of 6 and farmor mor Anna Svensson emigrated at the age of 23, I imagine these photos were brought from Sweden by her. Then again, they could have been sent to Charley's mother Carolina Gustafsdotter Svensson, who was born in Stjärnorp, Östergötland. I know it's a longshot but does anyone, passing by my blog, recognize anyone?
I tried to post them to the Swedish site Rötter but ran into some trouble. Maybe I'll try again at a later date.