<3 Year 1907 Finnish ladies were the first ones in Europe to have a…

Women were reviled, kicked, beaten, ostracized and battled so women could vote. Don't disrespect their sacrifice by not exercising your vote -- every time you have the chance. -- "An American suffragette proclaiming 'Women! Use your vote,' circa "

1906 - Finland becomes the first in the world to give women unrestricted rights both to vote and to stand for parliament.

Bet you didn't know this! 1906 - Finland becomes the first in the world to give women unrestricted rights both to vote and to stand for parliament.

war time wedding in Finland 40's

Lotta Svärd Yhdistys - But despite everything, romance flourished. Boys will be boys and Girls will be girls….

Kiljusen herrasväki by Jalmari Finne (b. 11 August 1874) *** http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jalmari_Finne *** http://www.adlibris.com/fi/product.aspx?isbn=9522153966 | Nimeke: Kiljusen herrasväki - Tekijä: Jalmari Finne - ISBN: 9522153966 - Hinta: 21,30

Kiljusen herrasväki by Jalmari Finne (b. 11 August 1874) *** http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jalmari_Finne *** http://www.adlibris.com/fi/product.aspx?isbn=9522153966 | Nimeke: Kiljusen herrasväki - Tekijä: Jalmari Finne - ISBN: 9522153966 - Hinta: 21,30

Finnish train conductresses, 1917. These ladies look like they took their jobs pretty seriously!

Finnish train conductresses, These ladies look like they took their jobs pretty seriously!

Milk platform in seventies

Maitolaituri, the old time's milk benches which the milk trucks brought cans…

Tyttö kuuntelee äänilevyä 1950-luvulla. Kuva: Helsingin kaupunginmuseo/Jouko…

Tyttö kuuntelee äänilevyä 1950-luvulla. Kuva: Helsingin kaupunginmuseo/Jouko…

SISU: The Lotta Svard was the largest women's auxiliary at the time of World…

SISU: The Lotta Svard was the largest women's auxiliary at the time of World War II. The Lotta's did many things from cooking to air craft look out, sometimes in very dangerous situations. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

A travelling Romani family in Punkaharju, Southestern Finland in 1896.  Image source: Harry Hintze, National Board of Antiquities and Historical Monuments

A travelling Romani family in Punkaharju, Southestern Finland in 1896 - horses

Poika juhlimassa vappua Kauppatorilla 1943. Kuvaaja: Turun Sanomat Turun…

Poika juhlimassa vappua Kauppatorilla 1943. Kuvaaja: Turun Sanomat Turun…

Vanha tupa näkymä Yli-Laurosen museo Ilmajoki Finland

Vanha tupa näkymä Yli-Laurosen museo Ilmajoki Finland

Teinipojat rasvaletteineen rippikuvassa vuonna 1958. Kuva: Helsingin kaupunginmuseo / Jouko Tanskanen.

Teinipojat rasvaletteineen rippikuvassa vuonna 1958. Kuva: Helsingin kaupunginmuseo / Jouko Tanskanen.

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