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November 11, 2021

Beautiful Vintage Color Photos of Sweden in the 1940s

These photographs were taken by Fredrik Daniel Bruno, an engineer and a dedicated amateur photographer born and raised in Hudiksvall in the province of Hälsingland, in the northern part of central Sweden. Bruno traveled widely and took numerous photographs of the country in the 1940s and early 1950s. He used either Kodachrome or Afgacolor diapositive film for his pictures.

Take a look at life in Swedish cities and towns in the 1940s through these 38 beautiful vintage color photographs taken by Bruno:

Stockholm, Uppland

Nybro, Småland

People in Slottsskogen in Gothenburg

Kungsgatan street at the intersection with Sveavägen street in Stockholm

Crossing between Götgatan and Ringvägen streets at Skanstull in the southern part of Stockholm

Kungsgatan street in Sollefteå

Stockholm, Uppland

A woman walking in Västerlånggatan street

Jönköping railway station

Mora, Dalarna

Gothenburg, Västergötland

Drottninggatan street, at the junction with Brunkebergsgatan street in Stockholm

Brunnsparken in Gothenburg

    Uppsala Cathedral

Västerås Cathedral

Stockholm City Hall

People in the park of Trädgårdsföreningen, The Garden Society of Gothenburg

Mölndal, Västergötland

Svenska Mässan, Swedish exhibition and congress centre, in Gothenburg

Swimming pool in the old Swimming Baths of Borås

Gothenburg, Västergötland

Aircraft at Bromma Airport near Stockholm

Market at Hötorget in Stockholm

People at Skansen, open air museum at Djurgården in central Stockholm

A large group of men in Eskilstuna

The Town Hall and the Grand Hotel at Tyska torget in Norrköping

The Main Square in Motala

Stora Brogatan street in Borås

The City Hotel in Karlstad, at 22, Kungsgatan street

Construction of a new bridge at Skanstull in the southern part of Stockholm

Henriksberg Restaurant at Stigbergsliden in Gothenburg

The match factory, Jönköping, Småland

The harbour of Marstrand

Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg by night

Jönköping, Småland

Stigbergskajen and Masthuggskajen quays by Göta River in Gothenburg 

Stockholm, Uppland

Funfair in Hudiksvall

(via Swedish Heritage Board)


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