Farmhouse with sod roof, western Norway, ca. 1890-1910, via Fylkesarkivet i Sogn go Fjordane Commons on flickr.
The stone foundation, steps, and terracing are beautiful. Also note the ladder-type device that the man on the right is using to pick fruit. Click on the image for a larger view.
Six sisters from Ytre Eikås, Jølster Commune, Norway, ca. 1930 – ca. 1935, by Olai Fauske, via Fylkesarkivet (County Archives) i Sogn go Fjordane Commons on flickr.
Of course it’s about their flowered dresses, aprons, and blouse. For a much closer look, click here and then on the flickr page image.
The sisters are Anne, Johanna, Synneve, Inga, Ragna, and Kristina. In 1936, Kristina emigrated to the U.S. (The two girls in front are unidentified.)
The photographer, Olai Fauske, worked all around the Sunnfijord district, which included Jølster. He sold his photos and postcards not only locally, but to people who had emigrated from the area to the U.S. and then wrote back to him requesting pictures of home.
His childhood friend Alfred, for instance, longed to see Erviki in all its summer glory: “When June comes I believe it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to try and get a picture of Erviki, when all the hills are green and the waterfall quite big. I liked that the best. . .,” he wrote in a letter to Fauske in 1909.
— notes on flickr album of Fauske’s photos
Fauske’s photo archive is now part of the County Archives of Sogn go Fjordane.
Two men and the photographer’s son, Anton, blandt blomar (among flowers), ca. 1910, by Paul Stang, via Fylkesarkivet (County Archives) i Sogn go Fjordane (Norway) Commons on flickr.
Frognerparken, Oslo, ca. 1921, by Kristian Berge, via Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane (The County Archives in Sogn go Fjordane) Commons on flickr.
Possibly a café, Sogn area, Norway, between 1897 and 1904, by Nils Olsson Reppen, via Fylkesarkivet (County Archives) i Sogn go Fjordane Commons on flickr.
Across the road, the sign on the house reads, “Logi for reisende. Udsalg av mad, Kaffe og Brus” (“Lodging for travellers. Sale of food, coffee and fizzy lemonade”).
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