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Saigon, Vietnam in Old Pictures

26 Nov
Saigon Port (1866)

A wharf for merchant ships (1866)

Saigon port and a French-style street (1866)

A warship in the Saigon River (1866)

Boats in the Saigon River (1890)


Making entrance formalities at the Saigon Port (1890)

Saigon port

A construction site in Charner Street, in Saigon’s hub (1866)

Saigon Botanical Garden (1890)

Ben Nghe (1901)

Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica (1890)

St. Enfance Cathedral (1866)

Norodom Palace (1866)

Southern Governor Palace (1890)

Sentry box of a marine garrison (1901)

An ancient Buddhist temple of Vietnamese (1900)

Pagoda of Khmer people (1890)

A pagoda of Chinese Vietnamese (1890)

A tomb (1866)

Color Pictures of Ukraine from 1890 – 1900

25 Nov

Norway in colors in the 1940s and early 1950s

2 Oct

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 some of the colour slides he took during travels in the 1940s and early 1950s are from Norway, Sweden’s neighbouring country in the west.

The Norwegian photos show towns and landscapes from different parts of the country. They are all taken in July 1948, probably during a holiday trip, with his travel companions appearing in several photos. Fredrik Bruno’s professional field of interest as a town engineer shows well in his photos of towns and buildings.

Lilly, Carin and Gustaf viewing Kjølingefjell mountain in Norway

Harbour of Trondheim in Norway

Gudbrandsdalen Valley in Norway

A street in Røros in Norway

Gauldalen Valley in Norway


The Royal Palace in Oslo, with scaffolding

Tyldalen Valley in Norway

Hotel Phoenix in Trondheim in Norway

Dovrefjell Mountains in Norway. On the way from Dombås to Hjerkinn

Kirkegata (Church street) in Levanger in Norway

Ruins of Hamar medieval Cathedral in Norway

Trondheim in Norway. View from the Cathedral

Gustaf, Lilly and Carin viewing the harbour of Trondheim in Norway

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

Moscow in 1930s

27 Apr
The Kremlin from the Bolshoi Kamenny Most

The Kremlin from the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Most

The Kremlin from the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Most

The Mosvkoretskaya street and the Vasilevsky spusk from the Moskvoretsky bridge

Kremlin, Granovitaya Palace


Kremlin, the Blagoveschensky (Annunciation) cathedra

The Great Ivan bell tower

The Red Square

The GUM supermarket

Resurrection or Iversky gate (destroyed in 1931)

Sverdlov (Theatre) square

Teatralny proezd towards the Lubyanka

The CUM supermarket

The Second Moscow Art Theatre (then Central Children’s Theatre)

TORGSIN, the “foreign currency” shop for foreigners (1931-36)

Ohotny Ryad street

The Soviet square

Agitation poster for the five years plan on the Soviet square

Soviet square, Lenin Institute

Strastnaya square (where the giant lion was sleeping)

Tversky square, with the still standing New Triumphal Gate

The Christ Savior cathedral, blown up in 1931

The Christ Savior cathedral

The Novodevichi monastery

The Pyatnitsa street with the Paraskeva Pyatnitsa church (destroyed in 1935)

The Resurrection of Christ church in SokolnikiA szokolnyiki Krisztus Feltámadása-templom

Tower of the Church of St. Pantelemon of Athos