Around Sweden in the 1940s and early 1950s by Fredrik Bruno

21 Sep

Fredrik Daniel Bruno (1882–1971) was a town engineer in Hudiksvall in the province of Hälsingland in the northern part of central Sweden. He was also a dedicated amateur photographer, and took colour slides during travels around Sweden in the 1940s and early 1950s.

Most of the photos show Swedish towns – with buildings, harbours, squares, monuments and public parks. Göteborg (Gothenburg) on the west coast and Stockholm, the capital, are well represented. Other photos show the countryside. A lot of the photos seem to be from official travels Fredrik Bruno made as a town engineer, and they reflect well his professional field of interest.

Junction between Götgatan and Ringvägen streets at Skanstull in the southern part of Stockholm city

Junction between Allégatan and Yxhammarsgatan streets in Borås

Kungsgatan street in Sollefteå

Stacks of firewood at Gustaf Adolf Square in Gothenburg. Statue of king Gustav II Adolf, founder of Gothenburg

Kloster church in Eskilstuna

Vasagatan street towards Tegelbacken in Stockholm city. In the background is Riddarholmen and Riddarholmen church

The Municipal Technology Association on a trip to the island of Visingsö on board the steamer “Motala Express”

Järnvägsgatan (Railway street) in Karlstad and Hotel Drott to the left

Funfair in Hudiksvall, the home town of Fredrik Bruno

Stigbergskajen quay in Gothenburg where the steamers of the Swedish American Line moored, and the port terminal “The American Shed”

Kalmar Castle in Kalmar

Västerlånggatan street in the Old Town in Stockholm

On the way to Norway. Gustaf, Carin, Lilly and a Volvo PV

View over Helsingborg. In the middle is the Town Hall. On the other side of Oeresund channel is Denmark

People at Slottsskogen (“Castle Forest”) in Gothenburg

Kungsbacka church and the Town Hall at Stortorget (the Main Square) in Kungsbacka

Slussen in the southern part of Stockholm city. View towards the Old town

Children at Östra Vintergatan street (East Winter street) in Rosta in Örebro

People at the fountain at Karlaplan square in the eastern part of Stockholm city

University College of Gothenburg. (Today the University of Gothenburg)

Forsbacka ironworks at Gavleån (or Gävelån) River

City hotel of Hässleholm, today Hotel Statt

Stockholm by night. Junction between Kungsgatan and Sveavägen streets in Stockholm city

Storgatan (High Street) in Ulricehamn

Götaplatsen square in Gothenburg. To the left is Gothenburg City Theatre, to the right is Gothenburg Museum of Art

Västerås Cathedral

Men at a bus in Eskilstuna. A conference?

Kungsgatan (King’s street) in Gothenburg

The cactus plantation in Carl Johan’s Park in Norrköping

Sailing boat outside the village on Sandhamn island in the archipelago of Stockholm

Geijersgatan street in Gothenburg. In the background is Vasa Church

People at Skansen open air museum at Djurgården in central Stockholm

One Response to “Around Sweden in the 1940s and early 1950s by Fredrik Bruno”

  1. Search Engine Optimization Firm UK September 23, 2011 at 6:59 am #

    I love Sweden, Its look really awesome in also 1940 century.I am glad to seen these amazing Sweden pictures.

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