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Swedish Actor (ca. 1880)

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A photograph of a man posing in a 18th century style outfit, with a cape thrown over his shoulder. The text written on the back of the photograph identifies him as actor Törnqvist in his role in a drama called Keen – although whoever wrote this has also drawn a question mark after the word ‘Keen’. Perhaps they were not sure about the name of the play? It is also a possibility that the actor’s name is simply just a…

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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…

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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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Violinist

A photograph of a man playing the violin with his eyes closed, his expression serene and focused at the same time. His thin-framed eyeglasses are only just visible in the picture. A…

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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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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 a pencil,…

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Memory from Spring 1866

Picture of two gentlemen raising glasses, standing by a small table that is covered with a frilly cloth. The men are smartly dressed, but they are standing on a worn-out rug that is…

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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 man sitting…

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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 the poses…