Left: Joan as a toddler (age 1?) with elder sister Greta (Anderson).
Right: Joan age 3 (?), with family. Clockwise, starting with Joan (lower right): Joan, Edith (Phipps), Greta (Anderson), father David Nelson, Elaine (Hofert), mother Edith (nee Sjolander), Elvie.
Joan Blewett, in the Niels Bohr Library at the American Institute of Physics, where she was an archivist of 20th century physics (see this short review of her work). (Photo credit: AIP Emilio Segre Visual Archives.)
My mom as a young woman. Both of my mom's parents came over from Sweden in the early 1900s. My grandfather thought it made more sense to buy a boat ticket to cross the Atlantic and come to the US than to pay the Swedish taxes...
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