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    A Family of Eight

    Old Photographs

    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 the same ears and the nose as the man in the picture, which leads to the presumption that he is the father of the children. The children’s mother is not portrayed here – perhaps she was no longer alive when the picture was taken. The photograph was taken…

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  • Old Photographs

    Hedvig Palmberg, 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…

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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…

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    Mourning Veil

    Two older women posing together, one of them sitting down, the other one standing. The woman standing is wearing a dark mourning veil, and if you look closely, you can…

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    Going Skiing

    Photograph of an outdoorsy couple posing with skis in a studio setting. Both are dressed in winter clothes, including gloves, hats and coats. Someone has slightly smutched the picture with…

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    One of Ecklin’s Boarders

    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…