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November 30, 2014

Beautiful Black and White Portrait Photography of Swedish from the 1930s

Einar Erici was a skilful amateur photographer. His main motifs were churches and church organs, according to his field of science. The photos were taken during the first half of the 20th century on his travels across Sweden. Most of them are from the provinces of Gotland and Uppland.

However, main focus of the set will be on another and quite different field of Erici as a photographer. He also took photos of people, mostly of older men wearing beards. These ordinary Swedish men are posing for the camera, just standing still, or performing some activity, like playing the guitar, making shoes, or gardening. Sometimes their wives and families, as well as their homes, appear in the pictures. The photos of people are mainly from the 1930s.

(Photos: Einar Erici, via Swedish National Heritage Board)

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