In a post some weeks ago, I recounted the story of Dr. Robert Hopkins and his whirlwind courtship of the young Marie Katrine Nielsen. Without any decent photograph of her available, I was hoping that one day a descendant of this couple would come forward and provide one. “Ask and ye shall receive!” is the way David A. Conner would have put it – “Dr. Bob’s” grandson Robert Mark Hopkins ran across that story on this blog, and contacted me. Not one to miss an opportunity, I asked for any photographs of his grandmother Marie. What I got back, after some cleanup and restoration, was stunning. Marie Katrine is on the right, and her sister Mary on the left. The photo is undated, but it would appear to have been taken when she and her sister were teenagers, therefore before her emigration and marriage. It is not hard to imagine how any man would have fallen for this beautiful young woman, and the newspapers of the day were not exaggerating. See for yourself below.