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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

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…

Old Photographs

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…

Old Photographs

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…