The Image Library

The Image Library (Photo Collection) at Norsk Folkemuseum consists of photographs from the early days of photography in the 1850s up until today.

The Image Library - Start

The collection contains a variety of photographic material, from silver plates and glass negatives to the digital images of today. In addition, the Image Library contains prints, watercolours and drawings that for the most part are of folk dress, portraits and landscapes. Most of the images can be accessed through the museum’s digital catalogue. Both amateur and professional photographers are represented in the collections.

  • Sea House and boats. Namsos
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    Namsos, 1885 Axel Lindahl / Norsk Folkemuseum
  • Barneflokk
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    Portrait of four children, 1908 Gustav Borgen / Norsk Folkemuseum
  • Seaplane and bathers at Ingierstand near Oslo, 1937
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    Seaplane and bathers at Ingierstand near Oslo, 1937 Anders B. Wilse / Norsk Folkemuseum
  • Fishermen aT Hvervenbukta near Oslo, 1961
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    Fishermen at Hvervenbukta near Oslo, 1961 Johan Brun / Norsk Folkemuseum