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Hans Jonathan June 19, 2017

IMG_3526    The Man Who Stole Himself, The Slave Odyssey of Hans Jonathan.

A most interesting book for anyone who wants to learn more about genealogy, the history of slavery and slave relations and freedom.  Hans Jonathan was born to a slave mother in St Croix in the West Indies.  He was transported to Copenhagen and later escaped to Iceland.  And the tale goes on from there to trace his descendants in Iceland and North America.  A powerful piece of research, which is still ongoing.


An Antique Postcard February 27, 2011

Filed under: Denmark,Postage stamps,Postcards,Scandinavia — Janet @ 2:19 am

  In the sorting of my belongings today I found this postcard.  I thought it looked quite antique, but when I turned it over I found the message was dated June 27, 1956.  Well, I guess that is antique – then so am I.  It’s from  the Fish Market in Copenhagen where according to the writer, the women wear newspaper hats.  Look left.  And also note the bicycle.  And the outfits worn by the customers.

  note the Danish stamp