December 12, 2016

71 Amazing Vintage Photos Documented Everyday Life of Stongfjorden, Norway from the 1900s-10s

Stongfjorden is a village in Askvoll Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village is located at the head of the Stongfjord, about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) northeast of the village of Askvoll and about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southwest of the village of Kvammen.

Stongfjorden is an industrial area that was home to the first aluminum mill in Scandinavia, Stangfjorden Elektrokemiske Fabriker. The Stongfjorden Chapel is located in the village.

As most others in Stongfjorden, Paul Stang (1888 – 1923) earned a living working at the aluminium factory. Photography was his hobby, and with a camera, Paul documented everyday life of Stongfjorden from the 1900s to 1910s.

Photos by Paul Stang, via The County Archives in Sogn og Fjordane)


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