Friday, March 11, 2016

Helsinki in the late 19th Century – Amazing and Rare Photos of Everyday Life in the Capital of Finland in the 1890s

These stunning vintage photos will help us to better understand the life in Helsinki in the late 19th century.


At the Old Student house, Vanha ylioppilastalo, Helsinki

Balloons for sale at Yrjönkatu, Helsinki

Bulevardi, Helsinki

Central railway station square and the Finnish National Theater in Helsinki

Constitutional Friendly Society on Uudenmaankatu, Helsinki

Construction workers taking a break, Helsinki

Erottaja, Helsinki. The Swedish Theater in the front

Girl selling lottery tickets, Esplanadi Park, Helsinki

Hagnäs Hallar market and Bio Hagnäs cinema to the right, Siltasaarenkatu, Helsinki

Helsinki archipelago

Helsinki Zoo

Island Itätoukki outside Helsinki

Kaivopuisto Park

Kleinehs Hotel at 9 Pohjoisesplanadi Street, Helsinki

Locomotive in Linnunlaulu, towards Helsinki

Locomotive on the Market Square, Helsinki

May Day celebrations in Helsinki

Mikonkatu, Helsinki

Northern Esplanadi, Helsinki

On a street in Helsinki, ca. 1890s

On the corner of Lapinlahdenkatu and Albertinkatu, Helsinki

Opera Cellar restaurant in Helsinki

People at Central Railway Station in Helsinki

People gathering outside St Nicholas' Church (today called Helsinki Cathedral)

People in the park of Helsinki Old Church

People on a boat on Helsinki archipelago

Pitkäsilta bridge from Kaisaniemi to Siltasaari, Helsinki

Punavuori, Helsinki. St. John's Church in the background

Resting in a park in Helsinki

Roadwork, Helsinki

Russian soldiers on Helsinki Senate Square

Seashore of Töölönlahti, Helsinki

Simonkatu, Helsinki

Ski jumping in Alppila, Helsinki

Ski jumping in Alppila, Helsinki

South Harbour, Helsinki

Steam ship 'Arcturus' departure from the South Harbor in Helsinki

Steamship 'Oihonna', South Harbor, Helsinki

Swimtower in Merihaka, Helsinki

The Bank of Finland and the National Archives, Helsinki

The Market Square, Helsinki

The restaurant in Seurasaari, Helsinki

The statue Havis Amanda at Helsinki Market Square

The steam ship 'Nyländska Skärgården' outside the South harbor in Helsinki

The steam ship 'Östra Skärgården' outside the Market Square in Helsinki

The steamship 'Arcturus' leaving from the South Harbor, Helsinki

The steamship 'Arcturus', South Harbor, Helsinki

Ullanlinna, Helsinki

Ullanlinna, Helsinki

Night view at the Helsinki Cathedral

A couple on a terrasse in Helsinki

Aleksanterinkatu, Helsinki

At a swimming pool in Merihaka, Helsinki

(Photos from The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland)

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