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October 2, 2017

39 Hand-Colored Portraits of Norwegian Women in the Mid-19th Century

Marcus Selmer (1819-1900) was a Danish photographer who worked in Norway. He became Bergens first established photographer in 1852 and ran until his death in 1900.

With his urban- and landscape-prospect photography, together with his series presenting Norwegian national costumes, Selmer came to have great influence in shaping the concept of the Norwegian.

Selmer's entire archives were destroyed by his death.

Here is an amazing collection of hand-colored salt paper prints from Preus museum that show portraits of Norwegian women he photographed from 1857 to 1870.

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