Finnish women were the first in Europe to win the right to vote 1906 and the first in the world to have their eligibility for office recognized,( i.e. to be able stand as candidates at elections.)

women suffragists demonstrating for the right to vote, February Suffragette Rose Sanderson is holding the trumpet.

Winter fun at the stairs of Helsinki Cathedral. Sliding down steep snowy stairs - fun for adults and kids too!

Winter fun at the stairs of Helsinki Cathedral. Sliding down steep snowy stairs - fun for adults and kids too!

Koivuhalkoja lastenvaunuissa ja yleisen saunan ovella...

Koivuhalkoja lastenvaunuissa ja yleisen saunan ovella...

Magnus von Wright (1805-1868) Katajanokalta / View from Katajanokka (Helsinki neighborhood) 1868 - Finland - Finnish cow

Magnus von Wright Katajanokalta / View from Katajanokka (Helsinki neighborhood) 1868 - Finland - Finnish cow . Click painting to go to original site . Then enlarge to see details of cow Finland

The observatory of Ursa Astronomical Association in Kaivopuisto, Helsinki, Finland.  Photo Markku Sarimaa

The observatory of Ursa Astronomical Association in Kaivopuisto, Helsinki, Finland.

Kengänkiillottajapoika Rautatieaseman edessä 1952. Kuva: Helsingin kaupunginmuseo / Volker von Bonin.

Something old Something new Something borrowed Something blue Little bits of Finland and anything.

Ihmiset arvioivat Havis Amanda patsasta Kauppatorilla paljastustilaisuuden jälkeen. Signe Brander 1907.

The Havis Amanda fountain being scrutinized by people when new.

Helsingin synagoga - Helsinki synagogue build 1906 - I. K. Inha (1865-1930)

Helsingin synagoga - Helsinki synagogue build 1906 - I.

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