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Eva Helene Nansen (née Sars; 17 December 1858 – 9 December 1907) was a celebrated Norwegian mezzosoprano singer. She was also a pioneer of women's skiing.
In September 1889 she married Fridtjof Nansen.

More: 
https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Eva_Nansen
https://www.flickr.com/photos/national_library_of_norway/sets/72157623961194446/with/4565233390/

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Wilse's Winter
Anders Beer Wilse's photographs contributed to a new understanding of Norwegian nature. Winter and snow were favorite subjects.
From: http://harvest.as/artikkel/wilses-vinter

Anders Beer Wilse
Anders Beer Wilse (12 June 1865 – 21 February 1949) was a Norwegian photographer whose photography visually documented Norway in the early to mid-20th century.

Wilse was born in Flekkefjord, but grew up in Kragerø and decided early to become a sailor. After having graduated with a technical degree from the technical school in Horten in 1882, he emigrated to the United States in 1884. He did not find work in the beginning, but eventually settled in Seattle working for the United States Geological Survey. He is reported to have acquired his first camera in 1886. He opened a photography store in Seattle in 1897, after having visited Norway and married Helen Marie Hutchinson. In 1900, his wife and children moved to Norway, and Wilse himself joined them, opening a photography store in Christiania in 1901, after 17 years in the United States.

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The photo Svend Berge alias Svend Knutson belongs to the Bjørndal collection on the "MARCUS" Special Collections Library website of the University of Bergen.

#Norway   #UniversityOfBergen   #SvendBerge   #SvendKnutson   #Photo   #NorwayInOldPhotos   #History   #Mann   #Felespiller   #Spelemann   #Fele  

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"MARCUS" is the Special Collections Library of the University of Bergen 's portal to digitized manuscripts, photographs, diplomas and more. The website is named after Marcus Selmer, Bergens first photographer.

#Norway   #OldPhotos   #Collections   #Library   #DigitalPhotos   #History   #UniversityOfBergen   #Marcus   

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Norwegian Brides
Photos from the collection of Norsk Folkemuseum, made during 1870-1920-ies. They feature girls in wedding dresses and gorgeous headgear resembling fairy crown. Many brides are holding the Bible.
Source: http://artnaz.com/norwegian-brides/

#Norway   #Brides   #OldPhotos   #NorskFolkemuseum   #BridalCrown  
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Old photos from Hallingdal, Norway
Hallingdal is a valley and traditional district in Buskerud county in Norway. It consists of the municipalities of Flå, Nes, Gol, Hemsedal, Ål and Hol.
The photos are from mid 19th century to early 20th century.

Website:
http://www.forumbiodiversity.com/showthread.php/31671-Hallingdal-in-Norway

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People of Hallingdal, Norway
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Ingeborg from Gol in Hallingdal. The picture was taken around 1900.
It is rather difficult say if this is the bunad from Gol or another area in Hallingdal, since they are so much alike. 

http://www.lailas.net/bunads/oldhalling.htm

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Hallingdalsbunads. As you can see on the picture, it is taken in Gol, "way back when".

http://www.lailas.net/bunads/oldhalling.htm

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Photo: Elisabeth Meyer
By: Ernest Rude, in 1924
Preus Museum, Oslo, Norway

Elisabeth Meyer (1899 – 1968) was a Norwegian photographer and journalist who is best known for her photo-journalistic work from travels through Iran and India in the 1920s and 1930s, among them early photographs of Mahatma Gandhi.

Meyer traveled through Iran on her own and may have been the first Western woman to travel through Iran in this way.

There was a total ban on photographing in Iran at the time and she was arrested several times, but released with a warning.

In Turkey she visited Kemal Atatürk in his private residence and his bedroom covered in pink silk. In Irak she interviewed king Faisal in his "palais just outside Baghdad". In India the young Indira Nehru helped Meyer visit the imprisoned Mahatma Gandhi, and she described the meeting like this:
«Any other man would appear ridiculous in that outfit, but with regard to Gandhi all criticism is silenced. I was never particularly enthusiastic about Gandhi, but now I am completely converted. He is one of the most sympathetic humans I have ever met, he is truly a great man.»

 Meyer also visited Syria, Mexico and Alaska.

Meyer was born in Tønsberg to an affluent family. Her father gave her a Kodak Folding Camera for her travels, which seems to have led to her professional choice later. She joined the Oslo Camera Club in 1932, and then traveled to Berlin in 1937 to study photography at the Reimann School, where she studied with Walter Peterhans and Otto Croy. She worked as an apprentice for Joszef Pécsi in Budapest before returning to Norway, where she spent the war years. Meyer produced material for various publications including National Geographic Magazine and Aftenposten

#ElisabethMeyer   #Norway   #Photography   #PreusMuseum   #Oslo   #KemalAtatürk   #KingFaisal   #MahatmaGandhi   #ErnestRude  
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Title: A bride from Hardanger
Historical #photo by:  Solveig Lund ( #Norway , 1868-1943)

This photo belongs to the collection of the #NordicMuseum in #Stockholm, Sweden.
The collection of photos created by #SolveigLund can be found on the website of the "Digitalt Museum" 
http://digitaltmuseum.no/search?query=Solveig%20Lund

#Norway    #Hardanger   #Photography   #Art   #Bride   #Traditional   #NordicMuseum   #SolveigLund  
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