“Rothman family at their home in Skänninge, Sweden,” 1880s, by Carl Curman, via Swedish National Heritage Board Commons on flickr.
The photo shows Anders Nicolaus Rothman (who was town mayor) and his wife, Maria Charlotta (sister of the photographer), on the right. Their children are standing in the center. Notice the conch shells bordering the grass.
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Cake shop and café in Halmstad, Halland, Sweden, between 1920 and 1939, by Otto Nilsson, via Swedish National Heritage Board Commons on flickr.
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“The Bathhouse Park (Badhusparken) in sunshine,” Östersund, Sweden, ca. 1950, by Lundberg of Almquist & Cöster, via Swedish National Heritage Board Commons on flickr
Women on a veranda at Tonsåsen Sanatorium (the woman on the left is wearing a traditional costume similar to the one in this photo), Valdres, Norway, ca. 1890, by Carl Curman, via Swedish National Heritage Board Commons on flickr (all three photos).
Tonsåsen Sanatorium was established for the treatment of tuberculosis in 1881 — the same year that the bacillus causing the disease* was identified by Robert Koch. Like similar facilities, just about the only treatment it could offer was a combination of nutritious food, rest, and plenty of fresh air. However, it also had thermal baths, and the photographer, Carl Curman, was a physician, specializing in the science of health baths (balneology).
Even at the better sanatoriums, fifty percent of patients were dying within five years in 1916. It was only after the development of antibiotics after World War II that it was possible to treat and cure TB reliably. Tonsåsen closed in the 1960s.
*TB was proven to be communicable in 1869.
Gardener and 100-year-old pruned yew tree (Taxus baccata) at Ellinge Castle, Skåne, Sweden, 1927, by Mårten Sjöbeck, via Swedish National Heritage Board Commons on flickr.
The castle still exists as a conference and events center. There are two shapes on the Google satellite map that could be the same yew.