National Geographic : 1928 Oct
TYPES AND COSTUMES OF OTD SWEDEN © National Geographic Society Autochrome Lumiere by G. Heurlin AS SEA-ROVERS, EXPLORERS AND SETTLERS, HER PEOPLE HAVE COVERED THE EARTH For uncounted centuries, her ancestors have lived in that land now named Sweden. From it they ventured forth, in the dawn of the Christian era, to trade with Romans and Arabs. Swedes played a big part, too, in the adventures of the Viking Period-when Leif Ericsson reached the east coast of North America. A belle of Rattvik, prototype of many American women of Swedish descent, often seen in Minnesota and Wisconsin.