Mrs. Adelina

Old Photographs

A photograph of a woman with dreamy and serene expression on her face, a cascade of corkscrew curls flowing over her shoulder. She’s dressed all in white and on her head there is a headpiece that could perhaps be a veil of some sort. A faint writing at the bottom of the photograph identify her as Mrs. Adelina. The last name is also mentioned, but it is illegible to me at least. The number 1871, presumably meaning a year, has…

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A Walk In A Fairytale

Today, I’d like to share with you a memory of a serendipitous moment that I had years ago. The event itself was not that unusual – just my insomniac past self enjoying…

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Kirjahyllyjen järjestelyn ihanuudesta

Olen siitä kummallinen ihminen, että tykkään hirvittävästi asioiden järjestelemisestä. Minusta on valtavan riemastuttavaa keksiä uusia tapoja muodostaa asioista erilaisia ryhmiä tai kokonaisuuksia, joiden perusteella ne voi laittaa järjestykseen, ja yksiä järjestelyvimmani suosikkikohteita…

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A Fine Lady and a Gentleman from Munsala

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…

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Jarkko Laine: Vampyyri

Vampyyri, eli kuinka Wilhelm Kojac kuoli kovat kaulassa on kertomus sukunsa viimeisestä vampyyrista, joka on joutunut jättämään taakseen kotimaansa ja sen kolkon kotoisat vampyyrilinnat. Vuosisadat kuluvat ja lopulta, vuonna 1952, vampyyri Kojac…

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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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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…

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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…