Thursday, 2 January 2014

Late 19th and early 20th century "family photographs"

The two old photos below, which I found in a box in the attic, show how late 19th and early 20th century professional photographers went about when they were asked to take "family photographs".

It was of course important to get a good general view of the family's house, which is why family members were asked to place themselves in different locations for the picture. (The photos are from southern Finland).

A Finland-Swedish family posing for the photographer in front of their house in the late 19th century

Another Finland-Swedish family posing for a photograph, probably in the 1910s

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