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20th century

Violinist

Old Photographs

A photograph of a man playing the violin with his eyes closed, his expression serene and focused at the same time. His thin-framed eyeglasses are only just visible in the picture. A wrist watch peeks from the cuff of his left sleeve, and on both of his little fingers he is wearing a ring. The identity of the man is unknown. The picture has been taken in photography studio Valokuvaamo Salo in Salo, Finland, most likely at some point during…

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Old Photographs

Memory of Aunt Tilda and Bobbi

Photograph of a curly-haired small dog with a collar and a bow on its neck. Someone, most likely a child, has written on the back of the photograph: “Minne av tant Tilda…

Old Photographs

One of Ecklin’s Boarders

A photograph of a woman posing with a cat that has a bow ribbon on its neck. Both the woman’s and the cat’s name are written on the photograph: the woman was…

Old Photographs

Pallbearer Girls

On this picture eight girls, dressed in white, are carrying a white coffin. It appears to have been a beautiful, sunny day during late summer (judging by the stacks of hay in the…

Old Photographs

Kongo-Ville

Two rather small and blurred photographs taken in Congo Free State in the beginning of the 20th century, one showing a cheerful man on horseback, the other showing the same man sitting…

Old Photographs

The White Coffin

Picture of a horse-drawn hearse carrying a white coffin on a snowy country road. The photograph dates from approximately the 1920’s, and has most likely been taken in Finland. The photographer and…