What Sweden Looked Like Over 110 Years Ago

This beautiful collection of old photographs from Swedish National Heritage Board captured Sweden from over 100 years ago. You are about to see town views, city environments, harbors, streets, palaces, dwelling houses, railway stations, castles, etc. from Stockholm, industrial and university towns with medieval roots like Visby (today a UNESCO World Heritage), and other towns founded in different centuries.

The western part of Åmål, after the fire on the 9th of May, 1901. People and ruins

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Åmål. The western part of Åmål, after the fire on the 9th of May, 1901

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Åmål. View over Åmål, from Kungsberget (King’s Mountain), before the fire in May 1901. Åmål church to the right

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Arboga. Market at the Main Square. To the left is the Lundborg building, in the middle is the Stenberg house

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Arboga. Two children on a road by the Arboga Stream. In the middle, the tower of the Holy Trintiy church, and left of it the tower of St. Nicolai church

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Borås. Nybro (Newbridge) square. In the middle the tower of Caroli church

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Enköping. Anchored boats in Enköping harbour with storehouses

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Filipstad. The Church by Lake Daglösen

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Gävle. Street demonstration on Fiskartorget (Fishermen’s square – today Harbour Square) on the 1st of May – the International Workers’ Day. To the left is the fire station, built in 1890-1891

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Gävle. View of Gävle at Gävleån river. Horse and carriage on the bridge

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Gothenburg. Gustaf Adolf square with the City Hall in the middle of the picture and the tower of Christine church to the left

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Gothenburg. People in Postgatan street in Kronhuset area

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Jönköping. House of Lundströms’ ‘after the fire’, towards Stjärngränd lane

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Karlshamn. The Skottsberg House with man and boy at the doorsteps and facade towards Drottninggatan street

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Linköping. Children in Ågatan street. To the right is the Methodist Church and in the middle of the background is the tower of Linköping Cathedral

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Linköping. The crossing between St. Lars street and Storgatan (High Street), probably taken from the tower of St. Lars Church

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Ludvika. The old railway station ‘Bergslags-Ludvika’ to the right and the railway hotel to the left

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Lund. ‘The AF-fortress’ – the building of the Academic Society, built about 1850 at the Lundagård park

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Malmö. Fire station at Drottninggatan (Queen street), with jumping sheet, fire men and horses

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Malmö. Jörgen Kock’s house

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Malmö. Private Bank of Skåne, on the corner of Östergatan and Bruksgatan streets

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Malmö. Södra Förstadsgatan street, viewed from the Southern Customs

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Malmö. State secondary grammar school for boys (today Malmö Latin School) in Amiralsgatan street

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Malmö. The Main Square towards Södergatan (South street)

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Malmö. The second building to the right is the Elementary School for girls at Slottsgatan street. To the left is Kungsparken (King’s Park)

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Norrköping. Harbour at Motala Stream

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Nyköping. Östra Storgatan (East High Street) with the Central Bank of Sweden to the right

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Östersund. The Main Square with market stalls in front of the Grand Hotel

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Stockholm. Nybroviken bay in Stockholm city. View towards Galärvarvet at Djurgården. In the middle is Nordiska museet (Nordic museum) under construction

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Stockholm. Nybroviken bay with anchored ships. In the middle, the opening of Birger Jarlsgatan street

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Stockholm. The Funck House at Kornhamnstorg square in the Old Town

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Ulricehamn. The Town Hall from 1789 at the Main square

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Uppsala. Gustavianum from the 1620s, the oldest building of Uppsala University (today Museum Gustavianum), and Uppsala Cathedral

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Uppsala. The staircase in the medieval building Domtrapphuset, viewed from Fyris square

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Västerås. Sleighs on a wintry street. Västerås Cathedral in the background

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Växjö. A goods train at the railway station. In the background Växjö cathedral

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Visby. A courtyard in the block called ‘Kaplanen’ (The Chaplain). The tower of Visby Cathedral, Saint Mary, in the background

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Visby. A woman in Lübska gränd lane by the Old Pharmacy. In the background is St. Lars medieval church ruin

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Visby. House at Stora torget (the Main Square), now demolished

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Visby. Women in the yard of the Hägg building in St Drottensgatan street

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