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Rebecca B. / 25 items

N 231 B 23.3K C 98 E Dec 14, 2012 F Dec 18, 2016
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ⓒRebecca Bugge, All Rights Reserved
Do not use without permission.

A re-post of one of the most charming vintage photos I own - and unusual! And the winter theme is quite suitable when we have just one week left to Christmas.

This rather unusual CDV depicting two ladies dressed for winter - engaged in a snowball fight! The picture is from rural Sweden (Öland to be more precise) and shows them in a garden, dressed in skirts and jackets suitable for the winter and quite fashionable. The ensembles have matching skirts and jackets and if you look closely at the clothes you can see trimmings (most notable on the darker clad woman). They are probably quite well off - one of the signs are the little hats they are wearing - poorer women at this time would most likely not have owned something like that, they used shawls instead. The fur scarves they are wearing also hint at some money.

And yet they are involved in a snowball fight! It is not just for show either - note the white in the face and on the jacket on the lighter dressed woman, that's not a damage on the photo but snow! No wonder she doesn't look quite happy...

Probably dating to the late 19th century.

Tags:   sweden sverige schweden suède svezia vintage old kvinna frau femme woman mujer donna cdv öland borgholm H. Högstedt winter vinter invierno hiver inverno snowball fight snöbollskrig snowball snöboll schneeball Palla di neve pelea de bolas de nieve bolas de nieve snö snow schnee nieve neige neve muff

N 211 B 16.6K C 49 E Jan 1, 1903 F Mar 4, 2020
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CDV portrait of a woman taken in 1903 in Karlshamn, Sweden, by the photographer Falk (I have several old photos from Karlshamn - bought at the same time, in an online auction, all by the same photographer). The year 1903 is stamped on the photo.

Tags:   sweden sverige schweden suecia suède svezia スウェーデン Karlshamn vintage old kvinna frau femme woman mujer donna 女 Falk

N 209 B 19.3K C 60 E Jun 5, 2016 F Jul 22, 2017
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CDV from the 1880s of a woman with three children - taken in either Helsingborg or Simrishamn (here spelt Cimbrishamn), in Skåne, southern Sweden. They seem to be quite well off, but their clothes are quite interesting. They are all well dressed, with a white collar on the youngest boy and the girl dressed in a very fashionable, short version of a grown-up dress. But at the same time, the necklace on the woman is of very local character - the only similar one I have been able to find on-line (with known provenance) is from eastern Skåne (where Simrishamn is located, which could be an indication that the photo actually was taken there).

Tags:   sweden sverige schweden suecia suède svezia スウェーデン portrait porträtt porträt retrato ritratto 肖像 vintage old cdv kvinna frau femme woman mujer donna 女 girl flicka mädchen fille 少女 child barn Kind enfant Niño bambino 子供 子 son hijo fils Figlio 息子 daughter dotter Tochter 愚女 mother mum Mutter mamma mor madre mère 母親 母 boy pojke Junge garçon 少年 男の子 Simrishamn Cimbrishamn Helsingborg J.H. Hagman

N 208 B 5.1K C 48 E Mar 5, 2022 F Mar 5, 2022
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Early 20th century portrait of four smiling young women. They are all of the same age but with rather different faces, so I think it is safe to assume that they are friends and not family.

They are dressed quite fashionably, in blouses (and skirts - because back then that really was the only alternative for women, trousers would absolutely not have been worn so we can rule that out, even when we can't see their lower bodies) and small pieces of jewelry - they all wear brooches. But I would also venture to guess that at least one or two of them, if not all, are in clothes that are home made. Or at least made very locally. But back then, that would have been very common. You would read magazines, some even including dress patterns, and then you made your own version or took it to your seamstress.

I don't know the name of any of these friendly faces, but you can't help but wish life went well for them all.

Tags:   portrait porträtt porträt retrato ritratto 肖像 sweden sverige schweden suecia suède svezia スウェーデン vintage old Borås Hall kvinna frau femme woman mujer donna 女 friends vänner väninnor girlfriends amies copines amiche amigas Freundinnen

N 207 B 18.9K C 54 E Jun 5, 2016 F Nov 1, 2017
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Taken by the photographer Tweedie (I assume that is a surname) in Cadillac, Michigan, U.S. There is no date, and it's hard to date, but it might be around 1900.

On the back is written "Till Hör min lilla Thora Åström" [which translates as (quite literally): be longs to my little Thora Åström] and underneath is a rubber stamp with the name "N. Ostrom" The handwriting is quite old and very likely from the time the photo was taken, or thereabout. The stamp is not so old.

From this we can deduce some things, but not so much as I would like : this is a family of Swedish immigrants (and quite a few of them settled in Michigan). The name Åström and Ostrom is actually the same (the å turned into an o, because the sound is similar, the ö turned into the other o because they look the same...). And I think the kid in the middle of the photo is Thora herself, surrounded by mum and dad and two older brothers. But I can't find out more about them - I have found no records of a Thora Åström that would fit her in Swedish records, which might very well mean she was born in the U.S., and I haven't managed to find anything for a Thora Ostrom in the US (she either died young or married and took another name).

Tags:   portrait porträtt porträt retrato ritratto 肖像 sister syster brother bror vintage old kvinna frau femme woman mujer donna 女 man mann varón homme uomo 男 child barn Kind enfant Niño bambino 子 son hijo fils Figlio daughter dotter Tochter fille father dad daddy far pappa Vater padre père 父 mother mum Mutter mamma mor madre mère 母 Cadillac Michigan Tweedie Thora Åström Ostrom


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