The 1940s in colour


Uppsala, Sweden, 1943. Photo: Fredrik Bruno

A pink parasol in the Swedish town of Uppsala in 1943…cyclists on a street in Härnösand in 1944… a restaurant in Gothenburg in 1944… people viewing Kjølingefjell mountain in Norway from afar…

We are preparing for a new collection on the Flickr Commons page of the Swedish National Heritage Board, to appear in August 2011. Fredrik Bruno, a Swedish town engineer from Hudiksvall, took a lot of colour diapositives in the 1940s while travelling in Sweden and Norway. Most photos are from a number of Swedish towns, some are from the Swedish countryside and some from Norway.

Enjoy some samples from the forthcoming collection!


Härnösand, Sweden, 1944. Photo: Fredrik Bruno


Henriksberg Restaurant, Gothenburg/Göteborg, Sweden, 1944. Photo: Fredrik Bruno


Kjølingefjell mountain, Norway, 1948. Photo: Fredrik Bruno

>> Anna Boman is working with Flickr Commons at the Swedish National Heritage Board

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