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Finland Collection

Background imageFinland Collection: Poster advertising Finland

Poster advertising Finland, land of romance. A steamship cruises through tranquil waters

Background imageFinland Collection: The Personification of Finland (Suomi)

The Personification of Finland (Suomi)
The Female Personification of Finland (Suomi), holding aloft the National Flag over the sun rising across the Finnish lakes

Background imageFinland Collection: Finland - Helsinki (Helsingfors)

Finland - Helsinki (Helsingfors) - view over the rocks toward the bay. Date: 1935

Background imageFinland Collection: Cartoon Re Finland War

Cartoon Re Finland War
Finland defends itself valiantly against the Soviet invasion

Background imageFinland Collection: Soviet Air Attack

Soviet Air Attack
Finland : Soviet aircraft attack a Finnish supply train of elk-drawn sledges : the Finnish troops themselves are on skis

Background imageFinland Collection: Mannerheim line WWII

Mannerheim line WWII
Lieutenant Platan, an officer from Helsinki in command of this sector, points forward into no mans land, explaining Finnish strategy during World War II in Finland

Background imageFinland Collection: Parma was a four-masted steel-hulled barque which was built in 1902 as Arrow for the

Parma was a four-masted steel-hulled barque which was built in 1902 as Arrow for the Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd, London. In 1912 she was sold to F. Laeisz, Hamburg, Germany

Background imageFinland Collection: Helsinki, Finland - Central Railway Station

Helsinki, Finland - Central Railway Station
Helsinki Central railway station (Helsingin paarautatieasema), Finland. Designed in fine Art Deco style by Eliel Saarinen. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageFinland Collection: SS Oberon - Finland Steamship Company

SS Oberon - Finland Steamship Company
SS Oberon of the Finland Steamship Company - weekly sailings from Helsingfors (Helsinki) to Hull, England Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFinland Collection: Ski troops in Finland WWII

Ski troops in Finland WWII
Ski troops patrolling in Finland during World War II

Background imageFinland Collection: Young peasant woman in a wood, Finland

Young peasant woman in a wood, Finland. Date: 1922

Background imageFinland Collection: Helsinki Olympics - Gymnasts

Helsinki Olympics - Gymnasts
Three female gymnasts used as the subject for a promotional card for the Helsinki Olympic Games of 1952. Date: 1952

Background imageFinland Collection: Map / Scandinavia 1539

Map / Scandinavia 1539
Map of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark

Background imageFinland Collection: Laplanders and Reindeer

Laplanders and Reindeer
A Lapland man and woman with their two children, reindeer and dog, outside their tepee

Background imageFinland Collection: Finnish Canal

Finnish Canal
A steamboat negotiates a series of locks on the Saima Canal, near Palli. The figures give some idea of the size of the construction

Background imageFinland Collection: Folland Fo-141 Gnat FR.1 GN-113

Folland Fo-141 Gnat FR.1 GN-113
Ilmavoimat - Folland Fo-141 Gnat FR.1 GN-113, one of two photo-reconnaissance Gnats delivered to Finland fitted with three 70mm Vinten cameras in the nose, privately owned at Malmi Airport

Background imageFinland Collection: Russia - Tsar Nicholas II and the Tsarevich in Finalnd

Russia - Tsar Nicholas II and the Tsarevich in Finalnd
Russia - Tsar Nicholas II and his son (Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich) walking on the shores of the Fjords, Finland. Date: circa 1909

Background imageFinland Collection: Russia - Tsar Nicholas II aboard L'Etendard, in Finland

Russia - Tsar Nicholas II aboard L'Etendard, in Finland
Tsar Nicholas II, aboard L'Etendard, in the Fjords, Finland, tasting the sailors food. Date: circa 1910

Background imageFinland Collection: Tsar Alexander III - Emperor of Russia

Tsar Alexander III - Emperor of Russia
Tsar Alexander III (1845-1894) - Emperor of Russia, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland from 13 March 1881 until his death in 1894. Date: circa 1890

Background imageFinland Collection: Pyynikki - a district and nature reserve in Tampere, Finland

Pyynikki - a district and nature reserve in Tampere, Finland
Pyynikki (Pynike) - a district and a nature reserve in Tampere, Finland, located in the Pyynikinharju ridge, between the city center

Background imageFinland Collection: Sigismund III Vasa (1566-1632). Engraving, 1840

Sigismund III Vasa (1566-1632). Engraving, 1840
Sigismund III Vasa (1566-1632) or Sigismund III of Poland. King of Poland (1587-1632) and Sweden (1592-1599), Grand Duke of Lithuania and monarch of the united Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

Background imageFinland Collection: Finnish Gymnasts

Finnish Gymnasts
A team of female gymnasts from Finland, touring the UK with a gymnastic display. Date: 1933

Background imageFinland Collection: Sami People - Early Photograph

Sami People - Early Photograph
The Sami people, (also known as Lapps, although this term is considered derogatory) are the indigenous people of northern Europe inhabiting Sapmi, which today encompasses parts of northern Sweden

Background imageFinland Collection: Finns or Finnish people from Finland

Finns or Finnish people from Finland
Finns or Finnish people in traditional costume, Finland. Illustration from Andrew Swintons Travels into Norway, Denmark and Russia, 1792

Background imageFinland Collection: Ships in ice-bound harbour, Helsinki, Finland

Ships in ice-bound harbour, Helsinki, Finland
Ships in the ice-bound harbour, Helsinki, Finland. Date: 1926

Background imageFinland Collection: Peasant men playing a game in a field, Finland

Peasant men playing a game in a field, Finland. Involving a human hobby-horse, it is similar to the Russian game of Little Towns, using small cylindrical pieces of wood. Date: 1922

Background imageFinland Collection: Couple sweeping a street, Helsingfors, Finland

Couple sweeping a street, Helsingfors, Finland
Couple sweeping a street in Helsingfors (Helsinki), Finland, one of their civic duties. Date: 1922

Background imageFinland Collection: Interior of a peasant cottage, Finland

Interior of a peasant cottage, Finland, showing the warmest place in the home, with the stove reaching from floor to ceiling. Date: 1922

Background imageFinland Collection: Peasant women burning forest debris, Finland

Peasant women burning forest debris, Finland
Peasant women burning forest debris in order to clear the ground, Finland. Date: 1922

Background imageFinland Collection: Fall / Finnish spitz Fenks Finsie

Fall / Finnish spitz Fenks Finsie
Finnish Spitz Fenks Finsie owned by Lady Kitty Ritson Date: 1934

Background imageFinland Collection: Enontekis at source of the Muonio River, Finland

Enontekis at source of the Muonio River, Finland
Enontekis (Enontekio) at the source of the Muonio River, Finland, showing the Ministers House, the Church, and the Warehouses of the Lapps and Merchants of Tornea. 1819

Background imageFinland Collection: Crown Prince of Sweden meeting Emperor of Russia

Crown Prince of Sweden meeting Emperor of Russia
The Crown Prince of Sweden meeting the Emperor of Russia at Abo (Turku, now in Finland). Probably at the time of the Treaty of Abo, marking the end of the Russo-Swedish War (1741-1743). 18th century

Background imageFinland Collection: HMS Campbell, destroyer and flotilla leader, Turku, Finland

HMS Campbell, destroyer and flotilla leader, Turku, Finland
HMS Campbell, D60 destroyer and flotilla leader, at the Aura River dockside, Turku, Finland. Date: 1932

Background imageFinland Collection: LENIN AT PETROGRAD 1917

LENIN AT PETROGRAD 1917
Lenin, just arrived from Finland, addresses the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party at Petrograd, calling for an armed uprising. Stalin is also present. Date: 23 October 1917

Background imageFinland Collection: FINN / RUSS BAYONET MELEE

FINN / RUSS BAYONET MELEE
Finland : a bayonet melee between Finns and Russians in the snow - both sides in white uniforms, which must make it difficult to distinguish friend from foe ! Date: January 1940

Background imageFinland Collection: Russian Finns, hand to hand

Russian Finns, hand to hand
Finland : a fierce hand-to- hand combat between Finns and Russians in the snow : the Soviet troops locate their enemy by the fires they light against the extreme cold Date: December 1939

Background imageFinland Collection: Finland - Turku - The Turku Art Museum

Finland - Turku - The Turku Art Museum. Date: 1912

Background imageFinland Collection: Morane-Soulnier Ms-50C Parasol Finnish Airforce 2G6 Park?

Morane-Soulnier Ms-50C Parasol Finnish Airforce 2G6 Park?
Morane-Soulnier Ms-50C Parasol Finnish Airforce 2G6 Parked in Snow

Background imageFinland Collection: First British Aerospace ATP, G-MATP, at Rovaniemi, Finland

First British Aerospace ATP, G-MATP, at Rovaniemi, Finland
The first British Aerospace ATP, G-MATP, at Rovaniemi, Finland, during cold weather trials

Background imageFinland Collection: The Cleveland Mobile Canteen (patent no. 5783) for Finland

The Cleveland Mobile Canteen (patent no. 5783) for Finland
The Cleveland Mobile Canteen (patent no. 5783) designed specifically for Finland. Date: circa 1938

Background imageFinland Collection: Farm tools. Wooden spade and wodden potato hoe. The National

Farm tools. Wooden spade and wodden potato hoe. The National Museum of Finland. Helsinki

Background imageFinland Collection: Clothes perhaps of the Viking Age. Reconstruction. Finland

Clothes perhaps of the Viking Age. Reconstruction. Finland
Clothes perhaps of the Viking Age. Reconstruction of a female costume based on the findings in the tombs of the Eura cemetery, Finland. 12th century. National Museum of Finland. Helsinki

Background imageFinland Collection: Prehistory. Finland. Pottery of the Iron Age

Prehistory. Finland. Pottery of the Iron Age
Prehistory. Finland. Europe. Pottery of the Iron Age. The National Museum of Finland. Helsinki

Background imageFinland Collection: Old pharmacy. Reproduction of an ancient laboratory. Pharmac

Old pharmacy. Reproduction of an ancient laboratory. Pharmac
old pharmacy. reproduction of an ancient laboratory where drugs are produced for marketing. Pharmacy Museum. Turku. Finland

Background imageFinland Collection: Imjarvi, Finland 1970

Imjarvi, Finland 1970
Woodman Aarno Heinonen and farmer Esko Viljo, skiing, see a domed UFO land so near I could have touched it with my ski-stick : an alien entity appears in a light beam

Background imageFinland Collection: Bridge from Haparanda to Tornio, Sweden-Finland

Bridge from Haparanda to Tornio, Sweden-Finland
Wooden bridge from Haparanda (Sweden) to Tornio (Finland). Date: circa 1905

Background imageFinland Collection: Turku (Abo) Lutheran Cathedral, Finland

Turku (Abo) Lutheran Cathedral, Finland
Turku (Abo) Lutheran Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland and was consecrated in 1300. Date: circa 1920

Background imageFinland Collection: Poster, Finnish Railways, Finland

Poster, Finnish Railways, Finland. circa 1950s



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