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A Girl With Her Doll

Old Photographs

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 pattern of different kinds of insects! The photograph has been taken by Fritz Hjertzell in Helsinki, Finland, possibly at some point during the 1880’s (I’m not quite sure, though).…

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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

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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Skilnadens Atelier

Several photographs of unidentified men and women, photographed by Skilnadens Atelier in Helsinki, Finland in the 1890’s. Among them, many different kinds of simple jewellery at the ladies collars; a gentleman in…

Old Photographs

Violinist

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…

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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…

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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…