The collection consists of emigrant photos collected by the Swedish American Centre in Karlstad. A majority of the emigrants are related to the county of Värmland. The photos are mainly taken during the first half of the 20th century, but some are taken earlier and later. Totally the collection has about 1 700 photos which are mainly linked to the database "Emigrants registered in Swedish church books". Information about owners of the original photos is registered but cannot be published due to Swedish law.
The database is created by the Swedish American Center.