15Feeding the chickens

Photo: Marie Rustad – digitaltmuseum.no OB.Z05481 – cc by-sa.

Two Norwegian girls are feeding the chickens. The wagon is used for the transportation of water. The building in the background is a stabbur – a typical Norwegian storehouse for food – lifted from the ground. The location is Løkenes farm, Asker, Akershus, Norway – and the year is 1890.

14The joys of childhood

Photo: Leif Ørnelund – digitaltmuseum.no OB.Ø51/1264 – cc by-sa.

On the old Norwegian farm, the children were never far away from their parents – or the domestic animals. No adventure was more exciting than to sit on the horse’s back. The location is believed to be Brandbu, Oppland, Norway – and the photo was taken in 1948.

13Making tar

Photo: Anders Beer Wilse – digitaltmuseum.no DEX_W_00089 – cc by.

A man is making tar by burning resin-rich pine wood. The tar was used to preserve the wood in boats and buildings – and to preserve rope and fishing nets. Hand-coloured photo – taken in Målselv, Troms, Norway in 1928.

12Collecting fodder

Photo: Anders Beer Wilse – digitaltmuseum.no DEX_W_00564 – cc by.

Two women collecting seaweed to be used as fodder for the domestic animals. The location is Lista, Farsund, Agder, Norway. Hand-coloured photo – taken in 1912.

11A Sunday visit?

Photo: Ole Hansen Løken – digitaltmuseum.no HHB-01745 – public domain.

A group of people visiting a milkmaid and one of her cows at summer pasture – around 1900. A Sunday visit maybe? The location is Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway. – When looking at these people’s faces, the photo looks so recent.

10Beware the ice

Photo: Unknown – digitaltmuseum.no NVE_Iskontorets_negativruller00007 – cc by-sa.

Two men are crossing the ice with an ice pick and a boat for safety. Every year, people go through the ice and perish. Our recommendation is never to venture out onto an icy lake, pond or river – unless you are with someone knowledgeable and local. The location is Lake Totak in Vinje, Telemark, Norway.

9Improved transportation opened up new possibilities

Photo: Anders Beer Wilse – digitaltmuseum.no DEX_W_00294 – cc by.

Steamboats like this one – on Lovatnet, Stryn, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway – opened up new possibilities for the people living in isolated places. People and goods could be transported in a way that had not been possible before.

8Summer pasture

Photo: Anders Beer Wilse – digitaltmuseum.no DEX_W_00615 – CC BY.

A young Norwegian milkmaid – seterbudeie – milking the cow somewhere in the Norwegian mountains. From the milk, she would make both cheese and butter.

7Ready for the journey. Hand-coloured photo, taken in Krokan, Tinn, Telemark

Photo: Anders Beer Wilse – digitaltmuseum.no DEX_W_00155 – CC BY.


6Norwegian ladies skiing

Photo: Anders Beer Wilse – digitaltmuseum.no DEX_W_00549 – CC BY.

Norwegian ladies skiing in 1902. Note how they in earlier times used one simple ski pole only.

5King Olav V

Photo: Leif Ørnelund – digitaltmuseum.no OB.Ø59_1527b – CC BY-SA.

King Olav V of Norway (1903-1991) inspecting the cows. Ekeberg, Oslo in 1959.

4Ploughing the field in 1920

Photo: unknown – digitaltmuseum.no MINØ.024330 – Public domain.

Johan N. Rundtom, Sivert Eide and two Norwegian Dole horses ploughing. Grimsby, Folldal, Hedmark in 1920.

3Haymaking in Geiranger

Photo: Anders Beer Wilse – digitaltmuseum.no DEX_W_00170 – CC BY.

Haymaking in Geiranger, Stranda, Møre og Romsdal in 1929.

2Feeding the horse

Photo: unknown – digitaltmuseum.no OB.FS0285 – CC BY-SA.

Two young boys feeding a Norwegian Dole horse in 1950.

1Daily life at Rustøen – Stryn, Sogn og Fjordane.

Photo: unknown – kulturminnebilder.ra.no T308_01_0005 – Public domain.