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April 15, 2017

Everyday Life of Denmark During the 1930s and 1940s Through Sven Türck's Lens

Sven Türck (1897 - 1954) was a Danish photographer who had a versatile repertoire, and primarily worked in the 1930s and 1940s. He made more than 70,000 recordings of daily life, national symbols, events, businesses and people, almost all of them at the Royal Library.

Türck's pictures give us a photographic impression of Danish society during the 1930s and 1940s. The cities have grown and rural life is already distant to many people. Clerks and sales women are biking through the streets or enjoying leisure time on the beach...

Riding a bike

Romantic kiss

Showing the catch

Statue of a soldier carrying a bugler in Copenhagen

Summer at Bellevue

Tatcher on the roof

Temporary Langebro

The little mermaid

The Rebild Festival on the July 4

The Women selling fish at Højbro Plads

Traders at the square in Odense

Traders taking a break at Slotsholmskanalen

Traffic officer

Two men workers

Two old men

Woman buys bananas at a fruit stand

Young coulpe at Hampen lake, Central Jutland

Young couple kissing on a picnic

Young people at the beach

Young people at the beach

Young people at the beach

Young people at the beach

Young people on a camp stay

Danish Christmas

Christmas Eve

A Vauxhall is being demonstrated by the seller

Animals on a farm

Beer break

Bricklayer with a bricklayer's trowel


Chimney sweeper

Christmas dinner

Copenhagen town hall square

Danish Christmas

Delivering beer

Delivering the packages

Family around the table

Feeding the pigeons

Feeding the pigeons

Fisherman at Gammel Strand in Copenhagen

Girl with cow

Girls lying on the beach


King Frederik IX (1899-1972) and Queen Ingrid (1910-2000)

King Frederik IX (1899-1972) and Queen Ingrid (1910-2000)

Kiosk at the Copemnhagen town hall square

Locomotive operator

Man and woman on a ferry

Man on the beach

Man selling newspapers

People and animals on a farm

1 comment:

  1. These are gorgeous! Kudos to whoever kept and restored these!




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