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East of the Sun and West of the Moon, illustrated by Kay Nielsen (1922 edition)

- November 6, 2018 in fairytales, folktales, golden age of illustration, illustration, Kay Nielsen, norway

Book of Norwegian fairytales and one of the finest creations to emerge from the golden age of illustration.

Mary Wollstonecraft’s Adventures in Scandinavia

- May 30, 2018 in denmark, french revolution, Mary Wollstonecraft, norway, scandinavia, Sweden, travel

Letters Written during a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, the book produced after the radical philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft took her infant daughter in 1795 on an expedition through Scandinavia in search of stolen treasure.

Mary Wollstonecraft’s Adventures in Scandinavia

- May 30, 2018 in denmark, french revolution, Mary Wollstonecraft, norway, scandinavia, Sweden, travel

Letters Written during a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, the book produced after the radical philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft took her infant daughter in 1795 on an expedition through Scandinavia in search of stolen treasure.

Marcus Selmer’s Photographs of 19th-Century Norwegians

- March 1, 2017 in bergen, daguerreotype, daguerreotypes, early photographs of norway, early photography, marcus selmer, norway, Ole Storviken

Stunning set of portraits of Norwegians in national folk costume taken by the Danish photographer Marcus Selmer.

Marcus Selmer’s Photographs of 19th-Century Norwegians

- March 1, 2017 in bergen, daguerreotype, daguerreotypes, early photographs of norway, early photography, marcus selmer, norway, Ole Storviken

Stunning set of portraits of Norwegians in national folk costume taken by the Danish photographer Marcus Selmer.

Lantern Slides of Norway (ca.1910)

- April 29, 2013 in collections, fjords, Images-20th, Images-Landscapes, Images-People, Images-Photography, lantern slides, mountains, norway, scandinavia

A selection from a collection of early 20th century lantern slides held at the Fylkesarkivet of Sogn og Fjordane, a county in the west of Norway. The slides are produced by at least two British photographers – professional photographer Samuel J. Beckett and amateur photographer P. Heywood Hadfield, who was a ship’s surgeon employed by the Orient Steam Navigation Company. Hadfield produced several illustrated books from his travels, including With an Ocean Liner (Orient Co’s S.S. “Ophir”) through the Fiords of Norway. A Photographic Memento of a Fortnight’s Cruising, published in several editions by the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co. Ltd in the early 1900s. Beckett also produced a book on Norway The Fjords and Folk of Norway, first published in 1915 by Methuen & Co. Ltd. Learn more about Lantern Slides here. (All images taken from the Flickr Commons collection of the Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane. Visit for higher resolution images and for more details on each photograph). HELP TO KEEP US AFLOAT The Public Domain Review is a not-for-profit project and we rely on support from our readers to stay afloat. If you like what we do then please do consider making a donation. We welcome all [...]

Landscape and Marine Views of Norway

- August 16, 2011 in early photography, Images, landscapes, non-article, norway, photochrom, Photography

Selection of images from “Landscape and marine views of Norway” (ca.1890-1900), a set in the Library of Congress’ Photochrom Prints Collection (via Flickr Commons). Photochrom prints are colorized images produced from black-and-white photographic negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic limestone printing plates, with each colour tint applied using a separate stone bearing the appropriate retouched image. The finished print is produced using at least six, but more commonly from 10 to 15, tint stones. A very popular method at the turn of the century.










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