Signe Brander

Signe Brander (Parkano 1869 - Sipoo 1942) was a Finnish photographer, most known for her pictures of Helsinki from 1907 to 1913 for the Muinaismuistolautakunta project, in total 907 pictures. In 1907 she traveled around Finland taking pictures of war places for the centenary of the Finnish war (Suomen sota 1808-1809). In 1910 she started a 20-year-project of picturing Finnish mansions (Suomen kartanoissa - på Finlands herrgård), in total about 2000 pictures. 
Some links to her amazing work: 




Helsinki before and now

Helsinki city museum

Documentary from Yle (in Finnish)

(© Helsingin kaupunginmuseo

Postmen, Signe Brander 1909 (© Helsingin kaupunginmuseo)

(© Helsingin kaupunginmuseo)

© Helsingin kaupunginmuseo

Signe Brander in 1905. © Helsingin kaupunginmuseo

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