Exhibition in the house from Olderfjord

The house from Olderfjord is furnished as Elvira and Ole Persens home, but it also contains photographs and texts, as well as screens with pictures and films, which tell about the Persen family and about the reconstruction of Finnmark after World War II.

In the Entrance Hall: The Family

  • Ole, Elvira og Else Persen
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    Ole, Elvira and Else Persen in the front of the house they lived in before the war. Ukjent fotograf / Foto tilhører Hans Birger Langø.
  • Familien Arntsen på 1950-tallet
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    Herman, Arnfinn and Else Arntzen on the front porch of this house, 1956. Foto tilhører Arnfinn Arntsen.

In the Hallway: The Reconstruction

The Living Room

  • Stua i bolighuset fra Olderfjord
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    Haakon Harriss / Norsk Folkemuseum

The Side Room

  • Kammers Olderfjord
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    The sewing machine at the table has belonged to Lillian Greiner Petterson in Brennelv in Porsanger. The sewing machine was dug into the sand floor of the family garage before the forced evacuation. When they returned to the burnt-down property after the war, they could dig out the sewing machine. The family built a new house below the road after the war and now the sewing machine was again in use. Haakon Harriss / Norsk Folkemuseum

The Kitchen

  • Finnmark kjøkken
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    Haakon Harriss / Norsk Folkemuseum

In the Exhibition Room: Returning Home

  • Lovisa Pedersen
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    Lovise Pedersen had lived i a cave in Vuolajokdalen. May 1945 she returned to Lakselv with all her belongings. Behind her a local boy and a Norwegian soldier from the Rikspoliti troops. Forsvarsmuseet
  • Bygging
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    The building of a reconstruction house, early 1950s. I privat eie.

In the Cellar

  • Kjeller i hus fra Olderfjord
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    Haakon Harris / Norsk Folkemuseum
  • Bryggerhuset i kjelleren i bolighuset fra Olderfjord
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    Haakon Harriss / Norsk Folkemuseum