15Feeding the chickens
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
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.
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.
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?
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
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
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.
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
6Norwegian ladies skiing
Norwegian ladies skiing in 1902. Note how they in earlier times used one simple ski pole only.
5King Olav V
King Olav V of Norway (1903-1991) inspecting the cows. Ekeberg, Oslo in 1959.
4Ploughing the field in 1920
Johan N. Rundtom, Sivert Eide and two Norwegian Dole horses ploughing. Grimsby, Folldal, Hedmark in 1920.
3Haymaking in Geiranger
Haymaking in Geiranger, Stranda, Møre og Romsdal in 1929.
2Feeding the horse
Two young boys feeding a Norwegian Dole horse in 1950.