Maria Sibelius with her children Linda and Janne (Finnish national composer Jean Sibelius) in 1867.  #Sibelius #Composer

Maria Sibelius, wife of Finnish national composer Janne Sibelius, with her…

folkthings:  A tupa is the main room in a traditional Finnish farm home and serves as a kitchen, dining room, living room and even bedroom. Most of the furniture comes from Pohjanmaa (Ostrobothnia), a coastal province in northwestern Finland where peasant architecture and decoration peaked at the start of the 19th century.source

folkthings: “ A tupa is the main room in a traditional Finnish farm home and serves as a kitchen, dining room, living room and even bedroom. Most of the furniture comes from Pohjanmaa (Ostrobothnia),.

Helsinki - 1895

View of Helsinki Harbour Suomi (Finland), Helsinki,

Neiet niemien nenissä Pekka Halonen oil  1895

Neiet niemien nenissä Pekka Halonen oil 1895 - The rekko dresses, typical national dresses of Finnish Karelian counties

19c photo of a Finnish sailor with his wife - source Aland Maritime Museum - Finland.

photo of a Finnish sailor with his wife - source Aland Maritime Museum - Finland.

Helsinki/Helsingfors Wood engraving1882

Helsinki/Helsingfors Wood engraving This is where my great grandfather was born, close to the time he left for America.

Lapsen ruumissaatto Conveying the child’s coffin Albert Edelfelt oil 1879

Albert Edelfelt Lapsen ruumissaatto / A Child's funeral 1879 - Finland

Ripille päässeitä tyttöjä, noin 1875. Seisomassa Constance von Ammondt (s.1858, nimitetty hovineidiksi v. 1876). Finland.

Ripille päässeitä tyttöjä, noin 1875. Seisomassa Constance von Ammondt (s.1858, nimitetty hovineidiksi v. 1876). Finland.

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