Photos

 

Additional photos and illustrations related to the time and life of Lindros, his folks, and the people he met, not published in the book.

 

Nanny and Åke Lindros.

Nanny and Åke Lindros.

The track gang after finishing the last northern section of Skåne Småland’s railroad (SSJ) in Värnamo in 1899. The C class locomotive SSJ no. 2 was built in 1894 by the workshop Helsingborg’s Mekaniska Verkstad.

The track gang after finishing the last northern section of Skåne Småland’s railroad (SSJ) in Värnamo in 1899. The C class locomotive SSJ no. 2 was built in 1894 by the workshop Helsingborg’s Mekaniska Verkstad. Karl Lindros is one of the men.

Skönbergagatan no. 19 (second house from the left) in the old days, where Lindros was born in 1906. Town of Söderköping, Östergötland province, Sweden. Borrowed from here.

Skönbergagatan no. 19 (second house from the left) in the old days, where Lindros was born in 1906. Town of Söderköping, Östergötland province, Sweden. Borrowed from here.

The cottage. Karl, Karolina, and daughter Svea are seen standing behind the hedge. The woman at the gate is unknown.

The cottage. Karl, Karolina, and daughter Svea are seen standing behind the hedge. The woman at the gate is unknown.

A rare picture from inside the cottage, with Karl Lindros standing in the kitchen. The doorway behind leads into the small parlor. May 1966.

A rare footage from inside the cottage, with Karl Lindros standing in the kitchen. The doorway behind leads into the small parlor. May 1966.

Karl Lindros, third from the left. Emergency relief work in the thirties, Halltorp village, Småland province. Source: Södermöre Hembygdsförening.

Karl Lindros, third from the left. Emergency relief work in the thirties, Halltorp village, Småland province, Sweden. Source: Södermöre Hembygdsförening.

Karl Lindros and daughter Ruth on her confirmation day, probably 1933.

Karl Lindros and daughter Ruth on her confirmation day, probably in 1933.

Karolina Lindros with granddaughter Birgit, January 1939. Two years after Karolina lost her son in San Francisco.

Karolina Lindros with granddaughter Birgit, January 1939. This was two years after Karolina had lost her son Åke Lindros in the scaffolding accident on the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco.

Karl Lindros (to the right), ringing the church bells, Halltorp Church, Småland province, Sweden. Source: Södermöre Hembygdsförening.

Karl Lindros (to the right), ringing the church bells, Halltorp church, Småland province, Sweden. Source: Södermöre Hembygdsförening.

 

Karolina Lindros (to the left) at Nyagärde cottage, Halltorp, Småland province, Sweden. Source: Södermöre Hembygdsförening.

Karolina Lindros (to the left) at Nyagärde cottage, Halltorp, Småland province, Sweden. Source: Södermöre Hembygdsförening.

Karolina Lindros (to the left).

Karolina Lindros (to the left).

Karolina and Karl Lindros.

Karolina and Karl Lindros.

Karolina and Karl Lindros.

Karolina and Karl Lindros.

Karl and Karolina Lindros.

Karl and Karolina Lindros.

Karolina and Karl Lindos.

Karolina and Karl Lindos.

Karl Lindros (to the left), and the author at young age. August 1959.

Karl Lindros (to the left), and the author at young age. August 1959.

Karl Lindros celebrating his eighty-seventh birthday at a neighbor’s house in 1961. Source: Södermöre Hembygdsförening, and private collection.

Karl Lindros celebrating his eighty-seventh birthday at a neighbor’s house in 1961. Source: Södermöre Hembygdsförening.

Karolina Olsdotter at young age, probably before her marriage with Karl Lindros.

Karolina Olsdotter at young age, probably before her marriage with Karl Lindros.

 

Åke Lindros

Åke Lindros.

Åke Lindros, Kalmar, Sweden.

Åke Lindros, Kalmar, Sweden.

 

Åke Lindros

Åke Lindros.

Arby Church, Småland province, Sweden, where Karl and Karolina Lindros married in 1901.

Arby Church, Småland province, Sweden, 2014, where Karl and Karolina Lindros married on November 10, 1901.

Ebba Lindros, born 1903 in Dala-Floda, Sweden, where this picture was taken.

Ebba Lindros, born 1903 in Dala-Floda, Sweden, where this picture was taken.

Ebba Lindros, picture taken in Söderköping, Sweden around 1904-05. These are the only pictures we have of Ebba, who died from TB in 1908, only 5 years old.

Ebba Lindros, picture taken in Söderköping, Sweden around 1904-05. These are the only pictures we have of Ebba, who died from TB in 1908, only 5 years old.

Lindros's niece, Nanny's daughter Birgit (my mother), pointing out the location where Ebba Alfhild Adela was buried in 1908.

Lindros’s niece, Nanny’s daughter Birgit (the author’s mother), pointing out the location where Lindroses first born Ebba Alfhild Adela was buried in 1908. Aged 5, she died from tuberculosis. Halltorp cemetary, Småland province, Sweden, 2012.

 

Halltorp church, Småland province, Sweden, 2012.

Halltorp church, Småland province, Sweden, 2012.

Karl and Karolina's headstone at Halltorp cemetary, Småland province, Sweden, 2012.

Karl and Karolina’s headstone at Halltorp cemetary, Småland province, Sweden, 2012.

Studio portrait of Lindros.

Studio portrait of Lindros, Boussum Studio, San Francisco.

Studio signature on the framed portrait of Lindros.

Studio signature on the framed portrait of Lindros.

One of the two pictures of Lindros which we believe were taken in Eureka, near his lodging on H Street.

One of the two pictures of Lindros which we believe were taken in Eureka, near his lodging on H Street.

The Pacific Ocean at Eureka, ca. 1928.

The Pacific Ocean at Eureka, ca. 1928.

This picture of Charles Lindros is believed to be from Eureka or Samoa area, around 1930-1931.

This picture of Charles Lindros is believed to be from Eureka or Samoa area, around 1930-1931.

Beach boys, Charles Lindros to the left. Other men, and location, unknown.

Beach boys, Charles Lindros to the left. Other men, and location, unknown.

Building of a hospital, location unknown. Probably in the Bay Area, around 1931-1935.

Building of a hospital, location unknown. Probably in the Bay Area, around 1931-1935.

Scene of a partially completed logging camp, with seven half-cabins and a Shay locomotive on a siding, with others on a track near the steam shovel. Hammond Lumber Co. Source: Boyle Photograph Collection, Humboldt State University Library.

Scene of a partially completed logging camp, with seven half-cabins and a Shay locomotive on a siding, with others on a track near the steam shovel. Hammond Lumber Co. Source: Boyle Photograph Collection, Humboldt State University Library.

Lindgren Brothers letterhead. Source: Courtesy of Ron Lindgren.

Lindgren Brothers letterhead. Source: Courtesy of Ron Lindgren.

Charles Lindros and Marie (Zimmerman) Colletti’s marriage certificate, Burlingame, California, December 15, 1934. Source: Courtesy of the San Mateo county archive.

Charles Lindros and Marie (Zimmerman) Colletti’s marriage certificate, Burlingame, California, December 15, 1934. Source: San Mateo county archive.

Elof Haglund. Source: Courtesy of Betty Haglund.

Elof Haglund. Source: Courtesy of Betty Haglund.

Elof Haglund. Source: Courtesy of Betty Haglund.

Elof Haglund. Source: Courtesy of Betty Haglund.

Elof Haglund's son was buried at Sunset View Cemetery, El Cerrito, Contra Costa County. Picture borrowed from here.

Elof Haglund’s son was buried at Sunset View Cemetery, El Cerrito, Contra Costa County. Picture borrowed from here.

Newspaper report on the fatal car crash that killed Charles Colletti on Thanksgiving Day 1933.

Newspaper report on the fatal car crash that killed Marie’s first husband Charles Colletti, and nearly her too, on Thanksgiving Day 1933. Less than four years later, her second husband Lindros was killed in the scaffolding accident, on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Bernhard Hjalmar Carlson's and his wife Nina's headstone at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo. Bernhard was born in the hamlet of Gräsgård, on the island of Öland, Sweden. Borrowed from here.

Bernhard Hjalmar Carlson’s and his wife Nina’s headstone at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo. Bernhard was born in the hamlet of Gräsgård, on the island of Öland, Sweden. Borrowed from here.

Excerpt from the San Jose 1949 City Directory. I came across this record early, but Urban C. proved a challenge. The mystery was cracked in the moment I by chance entered Charles (for the C) Zimmerman in the search database, which returned the boy’s birth record: Charles Ervin, born in 1931, mother’s maiden name: Zimmerman. Source: Polk’s San Jose (California) 1949-50 City Directory, page 724, R. L. Polk & Co., Publishers, San Francisco 1950.

Excerpt from the San Jose 1949 City Directory. I came across this record early, but Urban C. proved a challenge. The mystery was cracked in the moment I by chance entered Charles (for the C) Zimmerman in the search database, which returned the boy’s birth record: Charles Ervin, born in 1931, mother’s maiden name: Zimmerman. Source: Polk’s San Jose (California) 1949-50 City Directory, page 724, R. L. Polk & Co., Publishers, San Francisco 1950.

Jack Norman and Sue MacMillan. Plans for their marriage on June 1, 1937, were ended when Norman, a Golden Gate Bridge worker, was killed when a falling platform ripped loose the safety net. His body is believed to have been swept out to sea. Borrowed from here.

Jack Norman and Sue MacMillan. Plans for their marriage on June 1, 1937, were ended when Norman, a Golden Gate Bridge worker, was killed when a falling platform ripped loose the safety net. His body is believed to have been swept out to sea. Borrowed from here.

Glynn (Jack) Norman memorial, Riverside Cemetery, Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma, USA

Glynn (Jack) Norman memorial, Riverside Cemetery, Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma, USA. Borrowed from here.

Louis Russell, victim of the bridge tragedy, shown with his wife and child. I am sure I located the boy, now living in San Francisco; sadly he did not respond to my inquiries. Borrowed from here.

Louis Russell, victim of the bridge tragedy, shown with his wife and child. I am sure I located the boy, now living in San Francisco; sadly he did not respond to my inquiries. Borrowed from here.

The body of Fred Dummatzen was recovered from the Golden Gate waters after he had been killed in a 250-foot fall when a work platform collapsed the safety net. Borrowed from here.

The body of Fred Dummatzen was recovered from the Golden Gate waters after he had been killed in a 250-foot fall when a work platform collapsed the safety net. Borrowed from here.

Anna Maria and Gustave Jacob Dummatzen watch in disbelief newspaper reports on their son's death. Borrowed from here.

Anna Maria and Gustave Jacob Dummatzen watch in disbelief newspaper reports on their son’s death. Borrowed from here.

Danish immigrant Chris Andersen was one of the ten men killed at the scaffolding accident. Source: Courtesy of Peter J. Andersen, Jr.

Danish immigrant Chris Andersen was one of the ten men killed at the scaffolding accident. Source: Courtesy of Peter J. Andersen, Jr.

E. C. (Slim) Lambert rode the falling Golden Gate Bridge safety net down 250 feet into icy water and lived to tell about it. Borrowed from here.

E. C. (Slim) Lambert rode the falling Golden Gate Bridge safety net down 250 feet into icy water and lived to tell about it. Borrowed from here.

Arthur C. Lindgren, son to Albin Lindgren, who was Lindros's sponsor. Also Ron Lindgren's father. Borrowed from here.

Arthur C. Lindgren, son to Albin Lindgren, who was Lindros’s sponsor. Also Ron Lindgren’s father. Borrowed from here.

Two enchanting bridge guards I met in 2011, inspiring me to research the Lindros story.

Two enchanting bridge guards I met in 2011, inspiring me to research the Lindros story.

Ron Lindgren with the author, third cousins. Redwood City, October 2, 2013.

Ron Lindgren with the author, third cousins. Redwood City, October 2, 2013.