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20th century


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


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…