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Silent Flashes (Þögul Leiftur): Our Photographic Heritage 1870-1910


A book that re-examines the Icelandic immigrant experience through the photographic legacy left by the pioneers...


Previously unrecognized as the uniquely valuable historic resource that it is, the remarkable photographic legacy of the Icelandic people in North America not only enables us to look into the very eyes of the immigrants from the 'Saga Isle' - it affords rare glimpses of their spirit, aspirations, and experiences.

Silent Flashes, a large format photo book with text in both English and Icelandic, will provide an insightful new look at the dusty sepia images often forgotten and neglected in attics across Canada and the United States.   It will also present new aspects of the immigrant experience of the 20,000 Icelandic immigrants who made new lives in more than 50 locations across North America.

Your family albums and stories could enhance this innovative publication.   If you have early photographs pre-dating 1910, identified or not, your input is invited...  

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