A smith with an axe to-be in 1920. This is from a documentation of the ironwork Vira bruk in Roslags-Kulla Parish, Stockholm County, but the face of the smith fascinates me the most.
Daguerreotype from circa 1850. The headframe over King Carl XI's shaft at Sala Silver Mine in Sala parish, Västmanland county. The mine was in continuous production from the 15th century to 1908.
Andrarum Alunbruk, Andrarum Parish, Malmöhus County, 1910. The Alum works would close two years later.
1902: Smiths at dinner in Västra Klagstorp Parish near Malmö, Scania. Notice that they eat from the same bowl. The caption doesn't say what they are having, but it looks like it's not enough.
Foundry workers in the 1860s, KMV at Glasgatan 20, Köping, Västmanland.