Friday, 25 March 2016

A Lutheran volunteer field hospital in Mukden 1904

Lutherans, primarily from the Baltic areas of imperial Russia, sent a field hospital staffed by volunteers to the Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905. The Lutheran field hospital, which was based in Mukden, was led by Dr. Oskar Schiemann (sitting in the middle). He was assisted by three doctors from Estonia, Valdemar Lange (on the left of Dr. Schiemann), Robert Bierich (on the right of Dr. Schiemann) and Eugen Kaegeler (right from Bierich).The man in the dark uniform behind the doctors is captain Gruenewald, who was in charge of administration.

The photograph was published in the Swedish weekly "Från krigsskådeplatsen - Allers Familj-Journals extra upplaga".  

Thursday, 24 March 2016

The Swedish painter Georg Pauli´s 50th anniversary party in 1905

On July 2 in 1905 the Swedish painter Georg Pauli celebrated his 50th birthday at his new summer residence in the Stockholm archipelago. The guests were mostly leading representatives of the Swedish and Scandinavian cultural elite:
Nr 1 is His Royal Highness, Prince Eugen, an eminent painter himself; nr 2 is Pauli´s wife Hanna, a leading painter herself; nr 3 is Georg Pauli; nr 4 is the writer Ellen Key: nr 5 is the painter Richard Bergh; nr. 11 is the publisher K.O. Bonnier and nr 12 is the Danish painter Viggo Johanssen.

The black and white photograph was published in the Swedish weekly Hvar 8 Dag in July 1905.

(Colouring and processing by me.)