Old photos by Signe Brander show what kind of city Helsinki was one hundred years ago

Satamakatu.
Congratulations. Finland celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2017. Many events and fireworks will be organized for the anniversary. But what kind of Finland we had a hundred years ago?
Respected female photographer Signe Brander saved views of the city Helsinki in her photos in the early 1900s.

Today Helsinki is an urban city, but by that time our capital  was still poor, and the city had a lot of wooden houses. Here and there was valuable stone houses that still exist.

Helsinki City Museum has saved nearly a thousand Signe Brander's photographs.
You can see and feel what kind of city Helsinki was before the independence declaration and
shortly thereafter.

Photos Signe Brander Helsinki City Museum
Bulevardi.


 
Wooden house


Kaisaniemi park.
Korkeavuorenkatu

The statue of Runeberg. Esplanade park.

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