Emma (Vig) Froiland (1885-1978) was the youngest child born to Nels and Lovise Vig. This is the same Emma (Vig) Froiland who, shortly before her death, relayed family tradition about Nels and Lovise' immigration. See the Genealogy.SE question, "Immigrating from Norway ..."
Emma married at her home in Avalanche, Wisconsin to Carl M. Froiland in 1906. [Wisconsin Marriages (index) and Emma (Vig) Froiland interview (1977)]. Carl and Emma had three children, born 1907, 1914 and 1922; Carl died in 1927. Emma died at Viroqua, Wisconsin.
My memories of Emma are from the 1960s and 1970s, when she was 80-90 years of age. I remember an Emma fluent in Norwegian and always active; conservative and quite strict.
I later learned that Emma wrote both music and poetry. I have some of her poetry and recently found her name listed in the 1939 Catalog of Copyright Entries: Musical Compositions for a song, "Then I knew I loved you."
Though I remember Emma later in her life, I found the picture of a young Emma, below, in a collection of family photographs. I have scanned and shared the photograph with others but have never been able to estimate the date the photograph was taken.
- the photograph had already been removed from its backing or enclosure, so I also don't have the benefit of knowing the studio or photographer name (which might help estimate the date)
- the paper is heavy, but not stiff
- there is no border around the photo, nor is the edge raised or embossed
Other than the difference in size, no alterations were made to the graphic reproduction. I'm hoping the experts here might be able to help date the photograph.
P.S. May we all live to be 93 and leave such a great photo behind.