Finnish Boys' Clothes: Photography



Figure 1.-- We have not yet found much early Finnish photography, but suspect that only with the appearance of 19th century albumen prints (CDVs and cabinet cards) do we see much in the way of portraiture that is a mainstay of our website. Here we have a cabinet card, we think from the late-1920s or early-30s. By this time, cabinet cards had disappeared in most contries.

We do not yet have much information on Finnish photography. There is a museum of Finish photography, but as best we can tell, they have not yet prepared a basic history of Finnish photography. Photography was developed in Western Europe in the mid-19th century. France and Britain were especially important. Finland was a small (in terms of population) province of the Tsarist empire. It was an agricultural region, but its location at the northwestern corner of the Tsarist Empire with Baltic ports and a border with Sweden meant that the country was more exposed to the West than most other other regions of the Empire. As was the case of most largely agicultural small countris or provinces, the first commercial photography was founded by foreigners from Russia or the West. The first professional photographers working in Finland came from Russia and the more advanced Baltic countries/provinces (Denmark, Germany, and Sweden). Estonia was also important. It was another Tsarist province, but was located across the Gulf of Finland and there are many ethnic and cultural ties such as language. Cameras and other photographic equiment and and film was and continues to be imported. We have not yet found much early Finnish photography, but suspect that only with the appearance of 19th century albumen prints (CDVs and cabinet cards) do we see much in the way of portraiture that is a mainstay of our website. We do not know much about individual phoyopgraphers. A reader tellus us about I. K. Inha, pseudonym of Konrad Into Nyström (1865-1930), one of the main Finnish photographers.







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