About the Collection

 

How did it begin?

My fascination with old photographs began when I was about eleven years old. I was visiting London with my mother, and happened to come across a beautiful photo album in some antiques shop on Portobello Road. It felt almost magical to look upon the faces of people who had lived and died so long ago, and to see places that had changed so much since the days the pictures were taken.

I didn’t get to bring the album back home with me, unfortunately, and it took several more years before I finally got my first album of old photographs from an antiques market in Finland. It was nowhere near as fine as the one I’d seen in London, but it was still something. My collection has been slowly growing ever since.

About the collection

At the moment my collection consists of over four hundred photographs, the earliest dating from the 1860’s and the newest ones from around the 1940’s. I still consider my collection to be very humble compared to some of the others out there, but I want to share it with others nonetheless.

I own an actual physical copy of each picture displayed as a part of my collection on this site. It is not my intention to post photographs from other sources here.

The datings of the photographs are usually just estimates and may contain errors, since I am by no means an expert of dating old photographs. If you spot a mistake with the datings, let me know. Corrections are gladly accepted!