Nordic Museum photographs of Swedish manors
Held at: American Swedish Historical Museum [Contact Us]1900 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19145
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Overview and metadata sections
Nordiska museet is Sweden's largest museum of cultural history. It was founded by Artur Hazelius (1833-1901), who had the idea to save traditional Swedish folk culture from the tides of industrialization in 1872. He debuted his "Skandinavisk-Etnografiska samlingen" [The Scandinavian Ethnography Collection] in 1873. The collection grew in the decades that followed, and the museum moved to its new building in 1907. As of 2012, in addition to the museum in Stockholm, Nordiska museet operates four castles and manors in other parts of Sweden.
Nordiska museet [Nordic Museum]. "Om Nordiska museet" ["About the Nordic Museum"]. Accessed March 19, 2012. http://www.nordiskamuseet.se/Publication.asp?publicationid=709&cat=143&catName=ommuseet&topmenu=143.
This collection consists of reproduction photographs from the Nordic Museum in Stockholm's manors collection (herrgårdsarkiv), circa 1930s. The photographs are numbered and arranged by county, and labeled with city. They depict manor exteriors and interiors, and include some copies of paintings.
Photographs copied from the Nordic Museum's manors collection (Nordiska museet: Herrgårdsarkiv).
- American Swedish Historical Museum
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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