Thorolf Haugen and Gyda Kristiansen circa 1935
Last summer, my uncle gave me two of my grandmother's old photo albums. I am so lucky! One of them had mostly my father's baby pictures, which included pictures with my great-grandparents and great-great grandparents. The other album had pictures of my grandparents before they were married and as a young married couple. There are several pictures of a romantic camping trip they took together, and many are of the two of them together.
So how did they manage this in those days with an old-fashioned camera and no one to take their picture?
My grandfather tied a string to the shutter button of the camera and pulled it each time. I always thought this was a pretty neat idea! Here is a picture of the two of them where you can see the string my grandfather pulls to take the shot.