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Old Feb 19, 2009, 8:34 PM   #11
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Good series Torgny. I like 3 and 4. Oh the years that have gone by........makes me think of all the history these walls have weathered and your photo depict windows gazing into time.
Thanks. The red colour of the barn, Falu Red Colour paint, has been used several hundreds of years and still is very popular, especially in the country side

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I looked for your paint on the net. Interesting pigment. Mostly non-toxic, except for copper salts, which would largely stay put and control mold and other microorganisms.

Elsewhere, red was often red lead, much nastier stuff.

Funny how much they look like Iowa farmsteads. Lots of Germans and Swedes settled thereabouts. I get a sense of time long past when I see these. Thank you.



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Old Mar 11, 2009, 5:42 AM   #13
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I looked for your paint on the net. Interesting pigment. Mostly non-toxic, except for copper salts, which would largely stay put and control mold and other microorganisms.

Elsewhere, red was often red lead, much nastier stuff.

Funny how much they look like Iowa farmsteads. Lots of Germans and Swedes settled thereabouts. I get a sense of time long past when I see these. Thank you.


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There is a little town in Dalecarlia, a region in Mid-Sweden, called Falun. There is a mine, Falu Copper Mine, used for several hundreds of years, so the chemical analysis of the paint is in line with the town's ...

In the 19th century as much as 25% of he Swedish population emigrated to north America

I would like to come back with more ...

Many of the old farms cannot provide enough to ...

But some younger people go there after work, at week ends and vacations. They are called "Moonshine Farmers". You can draw conclusions from the meaning and/orr reference

This picture shows the farm in daytime and the father and mother of the "moonshiner" (my expression)

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