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.…

Old Photographs

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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Charles Dickens: Kolea talo

Seurasin joskus muinaisina vuosina televisiosta Koleaan taloon perustuvaa BBC:n tv-sarjaa ja viehätyin kovasti sen tunnelmasta. Kun kirjan suomennettu versio samoihin aikoihin tuli kauppoihin, aloin heti kaivata teosta omaan hyllyyni. Hipelöin kirjaa moneen…

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

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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Sergei Lukjanenko: Yöpartio (Partio, #1)

Sergei Lukjanenkon Partio-sarjan kaikki tähän mennessä suomennetut osat olivat nököttäneet hyllyssäni odottamassa luetuksi tulemista ties kuinka pitkään. Jo muutaman vuoden olin ollut koko ajan vähällä tarttua sarjan ensimmäiseen osaan, josta muistan kuulleeni…

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…