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October 3, 2011

Wonderful Color Photographs of Norway in the 1940s and 1950s

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


  1. Loved this post, Im surprise this hasn't attracted more attention it's gorgeous to see back in time like this :)

  2. I'd personally brand your website your dreamland! Although Santa claus gets from the entrance just once a year, you blog can be open the whole year




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