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    One of Ecklin’s Boarders

    Old Photographs

    A photograph of a woman posing with a cat that has a bow ribbon on its neck. Both the woman’s and the cat’s name are written on the photograph: the woman was named Märtha, and the cat was called Mirkku (written without a capital letter on the photo for some reason). The back of the photograph offers even more information: “Märtha Pilke, eräs Ecklinin (Kangasmaan) täysihoitolaisista”, which translates as “Märtha Pilke, one of Ecklin’s (Kangasmaa’s) boarders”. I think it might…

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  • Old Photographs

    Pallbearer Girls

    On this picture eight girls, dressed in white, are carrying a white coffin. It appears to have been a beautiful, sunny day during late summer (judging by the stacks of hay…

  • Old Photographs

    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…

  • Old Photographs

    The White Coffin

    Picture of a horse-drawn hearse carrying a white coffin on a snowy country road. The photograph dates from approximately the 1920’s, and has most likely been taken in Finland. The…