Berit Wallenberg – back on Flickr Commons

Woman sitting at a prehistoric stone circle at a farm in Skälby, Kalmar. Photo: Berit Wallenberg, 1926
Woman sitting at a prehistoric stone circle at a farm in Skälby, Småland, Sweden. Photo: Berit Wallenberg, 1926

Time to pick up an old acquaintance on Flickr Commons!

In March 2012, the Swedish National Heritage Board published the Berit Wallenberg Collection on The Commons on Flickr, with photos by the Swedish archaeologist and art historian Berit Wallenberg (1902-1995). During the coming months, we will show some more of her images from Sweden, Italy, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, England and Denmark, with new images uploaded every week. Most of them will be from the 1920s and 1930s, a few from the 1940s and 1950s. (Sorry about The Netherlands, Norway and Iceland, but due to a lack of suitable images, these Albums will not be continued.)

Building by a canal in Bruges, Belgium. Photo: Berit Wallenberg, 1934
Building by a canal in Bruges, Belgium. Photo: Berit Wallenberg, 1934

When Berit Wallenberg travelled in Sweden and other countries in Western Europe she frequently used her camera. The photos mainly reflect her studies of churches, ancient monuments and historical buildings and environments – the main reason for her travels – but now and then they have a more personal touch, showing people and other objects.

We are very pleased that about 17 % of the 221 photos by Berit Wallenberg we uploaded on Flickr Commons in 2012-2013, have had new and valuable information added by contributing and clever Flickr members, thus helping us improve the photos’ data in the Board’s photo database online, Kulturmiljöbild. Buildings were identified, images were located more closely, and other interesting information was given. Actually, that is one of the main reasons why we wanted to try Flickr Commons in the very beginning…

Even this time we have great hopes for our Flickr followers and friends to share their knowledge and tell us more about the images of the traveling art historian Berit Wallenberg. Welcome to the Swedish National Heritage Board on Flickr Commons!

Buildings identified and located by a Flickr member in 2012: The Wallin houses in Norrtälje, Uppland, Sweden. Photo: Berit Wallenberg, 1930
Buildings identified and located by a Flickr member in 2012: The Wallin houses in Norrtälje, Uppland, Sweden. Photo: Berit Wallenberg, 1930

 

Building identified and located by a Flickr member in 2012: The Norman House in Lincoln, England, UK. Photo: Berit Wallenberg, 1929
Building identified and located by a Flickr member in 2012: The Norman House in Lincoln, England, UK. Photo: Berit Wallenberg, 1929

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