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Swedish Actor (ca. 1880)

Old Photographs

A photograph of a man posing in a 18th century style outfit, with a cape thrown over his shoulder. The text written on the back of the photograph identifies him as actor Törnqvist in his role in a drama called Keen – although whoever wrote this has also drawn a question mark after the word ‘Keen’. Perhaps they were not sure about the name of the play? It is also a possibility that the actor’s name is simply just a…

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Old Photographs

A Girl With Her Doll

Photograph of an unidentified girl. The child is holding a doll in her arms. This photograph also has one of the most delightful backs I have seen: just look at that subtle…

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Piia Leino: Taivas

Taivas on lähitulevaisuuden Helsinkiin sijoittuva dystopia. Meidän nykyhetkemme ja kirjan nykyhetken välillä on kulunut vain nelisenkymmentä vuotta, mutta tänä aikana moni asia on muuttunut. Uudenlaisessa Suomessa, jonka tarkkaan suljettujen rajojen sijainti ei…

Old Photographs

October 17th, 1898

A photograph on nine unidentified women posed together as a group. All except for three are sitting. Most of the women look straight at the camera: two have directed their gaze to…

Old Photographs

Mrs. Adelina

A photograph of a woman with dreamy and serene expression on her face, a cascade of corkscrew curls flowing over her shoulder. She’s dressed all in white and on her head there…

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A Walk In A Fairytale

Today, I’d like to share with you a memory of a serendipitous moment that I had years ago. The event itself was not that unusual – just my insomniac past self enjoying…

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Kirjahyllyjen järjestelyn ihanuudesta

Olen siitä kummallinen ihminen, että tykkään hirvittävästi asioiden järjestelemisestä. Minusta on valtavan riemastuttavaa keksiä uusia tapoja muodostaa asioista erilaisia ryhmiä tai kokonaisuuksia, joiden perusteella ne voi laittaa järjestykseen, ja yksiä järjestelyvimmani suosikkikohteita…

Old Photographs

A Fine Lady and a Gentleman from Munsala

Two photographs, taken around the 1880’s in Stockholm, Sweden, by different photographers. The lady’s photo has been taken at the Photography Atelier of Waldemar Dahllöf & Co. while the gentleman’s photograph has…

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Jarkko Laine: Vampyyri

Vampyyri, eli kuinka Wilhelm Kojac kuoli kovat kaulassa on kertomus sukunsa viimeisestä vampyyrista, joka on joutunut jättämään taakseen kotimaansa ja sen kolkon kotoisat vampyyrilinnat. Vuosisadat kuluvat ja lopulta, vuonna 1952, vampyyri Kojac…