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1880’s

    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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    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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    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…