Suomi-neito - the Maiden of Finland. Personification of Finland

Suomi-neito - the Maiden of Finland. Personification of Finland

The Finnish Maiden is older than the Finnish nation. She was devised to represent the longed-for national independence in the 19th century, when Finland was still a Grand Duchy in the Russian Empire.

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The Finnish Maiden is older than the Finnish nation. She was devised to represent the longed-for national independence in the 19th century, when Finland was still a Grand Duchy in the Russian Empire.

Tasavallan presidentti Sauli Niinistö ja rouva Jenni Haukio. Copyright: MTV Oy

Tasavallan presidentti Sauli Niinistö ja rouva Jenni Haukio. Copyright: MTV Oy

Finland’s resistance to Russification took many forms. It can even be seen in postal history.  This postcard depicts a Finnish woman with a lion on her breast and Lex, the Finnish law at her side. It also illustrates with subtle symbolism the rising sun, a clear reference to Japan, who defeated the Russians in the Japanese/Russian war in 1904-05.

Finland’s resistance to Russification took many forms. It can even be seen in postal history. This postcard depicts a Finnish woman with a lion on her breast and Lex, the Finnish law at her side. It also illustrates with subtle symbolism the rising sun, a clear reference to Japan, who defeated the Russians in the Japanese/Russian war in 1904-05.

SUOMI - FINLAND

SUOMI - FINLAND

Antique Suomi Finland patriotic flag pretty lady patriotic postcard

Antique Suomi Finland patriotic flag pretty lady patriotic postcard

Suomi Postcard

Suomi Postcard

The Maiden of Finland - Suomi-neito - is the national personification of Finland. She has been usually pictured as a young beautiful woman with blonde hair and blue eyes - wearing some form of Finnish national dress or a blue and white dress - or sometimes a dress with red and yellow heraldic colors which are present in the coat of arms of Finland.

The Maiden of Finland - Suomi-neito - is the national personification of Finland. She has been usually pictured as a young beautiful woman with blonde hair and blue eyes - wearing some form of Finnish national dress or a blue and white dress - or sometimes a dress with red and yellow heraldic colors which are present in the coat of arms of Finland.

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