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20th century

    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

    Kongo-Ville

    Two rather small and blurred photographs taken in Congo Free State in the beginning of the 20th century, one showing a cheerful man on horseback, the other showing the same…

  • 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…