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1880’s

A Fine Lady and a Gentleman from Munsala

Old Photographs

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 been taken by Photography Atelier of August Roesler. What connects the pictures is the writing on the back of the photographs. I believe the text on both has been written by the same person, someone who’s not either of the portrayed but who knew them both. The handwriting…

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Unidentified Ladies (Sweden, ca. 1880’s)

The photographs of three unidentified women, taken in Vadstena, Sweden by photographer Anders Andersson, probably dating from circa 1880’s. The same chair prop is featured on two of the photographs, it seems.…

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Cloaks and Fancy Hats

A photograph of two women wearing rather curious outfits. One of the women is sitting, and the other is standing beside her, the standing woman’s hands resting on the sitting one’s shoulders.…

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A Family of Eight

A photograph of a man, sitting, surrounded by seven children of different ages. Once you begin looking at their faces, some similarities in their looks become apparent: many of the children have…

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Hedvig from Viipuri

A photograph of a young girl with a rather solemn expression. Her name has been written on the back of the photograph, which reads (in Swedish): “Hedvig (Vava) Palmberg, later Grönlund“. It…

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Smile for the Camera, Kids!

A photograph of three children of different ages, possibly siblings. The older girls stand beside a chair on which the youngest child is seated on, and all three are frowning at the…

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Not Always So Formal

Two pictures of the same woman: the first one being a portrait of her on hew own, and the second one showing her with (most likely) her husband. I find the poses…