1. Summer visitors
Visiting the milkmaid and her goats at the seasonal summer pasture farm. The location is Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway – and the photo is taken around 1900.
2. Fishing off the coast
Norwegian fishermen – harvesting the ocean close to the coast. Hand-coloured photo from the beginning of the 1900s.
3. Milking the goat
A young girl is milking a goat while her friend is watching. Notice the wooden container the girl on the right carries on her back. Maybe made for transporting milk? The photo is from around 1900 – and the location is Odda, Hordaland, Norway.
4. My home is my castle
The location is the Åkernes mountain farm, Stranda, Geiranger, Møre og Romsdal, Norway. The photo is hand-coloured and taken in 1937.
5. Utilising nature’s very own insulation
A man outside his turf covered cottage – with his dog and his goats. Taken in Syltevik, Båtsfjord, Finnmark, Norway – around 1910.
6. A bride arriving on horseback
This beautiful photo is titled «Glomdalsbrud» – bride of Glomdal – and belongs to the collection of the wonderful open-air Glomdal museum in Elverum, Hedmark, Norway.
7. Roll out the barrel
Unloading wooden barrels. It is great to see the craftsmanship of the barrel maker – the cooper. The location is Stange, Hedmark, Norway.
8. A wedding in 1897
From the wedding of Thea Louise and Halvor Herbrandsen Amb in 1897. The location is Øvre Sund farm, Helgøya, Ringsaker, Hedmark. Norway.
9. Feeding the chickens
Two Norwegian girls are feeding the chickens. The wagon is used for the transportation of water. The building in the background is a stabbur – a typical Norwegian storehouse for food – lifted from the ground. The location is Løkenes farm, Asker, Akershus, Norway – and the year is 1890.
10. The joys of childhood
On the old Norwegian farm, the children were never far away from their parents – or the domestic animals. No adventure was more exciting than to sit on the horse’s back. The location is believed to be Brandbu, Oppland, Norway – and the photo was taken in 1948.
11. Making tar
A man is making tar by burning resin-rich pine wood. The tar was used to preserve the wood in boats and buildings – and to preserve rope and fishing nets. Hand-coloured photo – taken in Målselv, Troms, Norway in 1928.
12. Collecting fodder
Two women collecting seaweed to be used as fodder for the domestic animals. The location is Lista, Farsund, Agder, Norway. Hand-coloured photo – taken in 1912.
13. A Sunday visit?
A group of people visiting a milkmaid and one of her cows at summer pasture – around 1900. A Sunday visit maybe? The location is Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway. – When looking at these people’s faces, the photo looks so recent.
14. Beware the ice
Two men are crossing the ice with an ice pick and a boat for safety. Every year, people go through the ice and perish. Our recommendation is never to venture out onto an icy lake, pond or river – unless you are with someone knowledgeable and local. The location is Lake Totak in Vinje, Telemark, Norway.
15. Improved transportation opened up new possibilities
Steamboats like this one – on Lovatnet, Stryn, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway – opened up new possibilities for the people living in isolated places. People and goods could be transported in a way that had not been possible before.
16. Summer pasture
A young Norwegian milkmaid – seterbudeie – milking the cow somewhere in the Norwegian mountains. From the milk, she would make both cheese and butter.
17. Ready for the journey. Hand-coloured photo, taken in Krokan, Tinn, Telemark
18. Norwegian ladies skiing
Norwegian ladies skiing in 1902. Note how they in earlier times used one simple ski pole only.
19. King Olav V
King Olav V of Norway (1903-1991) inspecting the cows. Ekeberg, Oslo in 1959.
20. Ploughing the field in 1920
Johan N. Rundtom, Sivert Eide and two Norwegian Dole horses ploughing. Grimsby, Folldal, Hedmark in 1920.
21. Haymaking in Geiranger
Haymaking in Geiranger, Stranda, Møre og Romsdal in 1929.
22. Feeding the horse
Two young boys feeding a Norwegian Dole horse in 1950.