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Fridtjof Nansen, ca. 1897 Buffalo, NY National Library of Norway

Fridtjof Nansen, 1897, age 36. Norwegian explorer, scientist, and Nobel laureate

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Young. The first African American to attain the rank of Colonel in the United States Army and its highest ranking African American until the day he died.

Viking festival in Borg, Norway, as photographed by Danila Korzhonov

Sigrid Undset (1882-1949) is one of three Norwegian authors to have received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Undset received the Prize in 1928, for her powerful description of life during the Middle Ages in her two extensive serial novels set against the background of medieval Norway in the 13th century, the 3-volume Kristin Lavransdatter, and the 4-volume Olav Audunssønn. New translations by Tiina Nunnally have given readers a fresh look at Undset's literary gift.

I love when they have their dolls.

Sisters with dolls.

Born to slave parents in 1838 in Paris, Texas, Bass Reeves would become the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi River and one of the greatest frontier heroes in our nation’s history.


Incredibly brave Anne Sophie Oestvedt was one of the two women of the four leaders of WWII Norwegian resistance. Going deep undercover to lead thousands of fighters, she even stood next to her father on a tram and never let him know. Hunted by the Gestapo, she evaded capture the entire war. Although her mental & physical health suffered, she finished college in the US post WWII and returned to Norway with her husband, the XU leader Oistein Stromnes (km).

My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

IlPost - L’esploratore Roald Amundsen nel 1926 (Nasjonalbiblioteket/National Library of Norway) - L'esploratore Roald Amundsen nel 1926 (Nasjonalbiblioteket/National Library of Norway)

Amelia Earhart