Lantern Slides of Norway (ca.1910)

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A selection from a collection of early-20th-century lantern slides held at the Fylkesarkivet of Sogn og Fjordane, a county in the west of Norway. The slides are produced by at least two British photographers – professional photographer Samuel J. Beckett and amateur photographer P. Heywood Hadfield, who was a ship’s surgeon employed by the Orient Steam Navigation Company. Hadfield produced several illustrated books from his travels, including With an Ocean Liner (Orient Co’s S.S. “Ophir”) through the Fiords of Norway. A Photographic Memento of a Fortnight’s Cruising, published in several editions by the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co. Ltd in the early 1900s. Beckett also produced a book on Norway The Fjords and Folk of Norway, first published in 1915 by Methuen & Co. Ltd. Learn more about Lantern Slides here.

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Man and child

Clothes washing

Women in national costume, Sundal Guesthouse.

Bergen, ca 1898-1901.


Glacier and waterfall

Hotel Videseter

Eide / Granvin

Sundal, Mauranger, ca 1898-1901.

Tourists on glacier


Bride in national costume


Djupvasshytta 1030 metres above mean sea level

Group portrait of women and children, Granvin.


Interior, Edifjord church, ca. 1915.