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19th century

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 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…

Old Photographs

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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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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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…

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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 at the…

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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 also see…