Britt Dahl has a front row seat on Roseau County history
October 19, 2019
by Jeff Olsen
Step inside the Roseau County Museum, and the first display case highlights the founders of the Roseau County Historical Society - Per Olaf Fryklund and Eddy Billberg.
They didn't smile.
On the day in 1907 that Eddy and Bergit Tweet Billberg tied the marital knot, neither one smiled.
Was it the trend back then to look solemn?
"It's been told to me that those photos would be blurry if they had smiled," said Britt Dahl, the museum director and curator.
Last week, she explained that more than a century ago, those being photographed had to be perfectly still and not smile or the p...