Working in a cowshed in Värmland. Mangskog parish, Värmland County, 1911. The cows were leaner than usual due to drought.
A Finnish farm in western Sweden. The Forest Finns moved to Sweden from the 16th century an onward to cultivate forests in Sweden. At the time Finland was a part of Sweden. In 1916 this was one of the wealthiest of the Finnish farms, run by four siblings known for their hospitality. In
Tailor meister Ivan Larsson on his table in Ransäter Parish, Värmland 1906. The Swedish expression for sitting crossed-legged is still sitting [as a] tailor.