Welcome Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane to The Commons!

Tourists on glacier

Man and child

The County Archives in Sogn og Fjordane works to preserve the heritage of their Norwegian community. We celebrate their entry into The Commons with a sprinkling of lush photographs from some of their many collections.

You’ll love the lovely lantern slides of the fjords of Norway: The collection consists of slides produced by at least two British photographers – professional photographer Samuel J. Beckett and amateur photographer P. Heywood Hadfield. Other fun sets include Leisure, Portraits and the portfolio of Andreas Mathias Anderssen.

Celebrations, Flatekval, ca. 1890.

On the fjord

"Slå på ring", Folkefjellet.

Winter in Stongfjorden Winter activities, ca. 1890-1910.

The Commons exists to show you hidden treasures in the world’s public photography archives and how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer. You’re invited to help describe the photographs you discover here, either by adding tags or leaving comments.

Photos from the Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane.