Servants and Curman's children, Lysekil, Sweden

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Servants and Carl and Calla Curman's children Nanna and Carl Grels at Lillstugan ("the small cottage"). From left the Swiss "bonne" Antoinette ("Toinon"), the housekeeper Elvira Birath, the maid Emma Hasslöf and the cook Ida.

Tjänstefolk och Carl och Calla Curmans barn Nanna och Carl Grels vid Lillstugan. Från vänster den schweiziska "bonne" Antoinette ("Toinon"), husmamsell Elvira Birath, husjungfru Emma Hasslöf och kokerskan Ida.

Parish (socken): Lysekil
Province (landskap): Bohuslän
Municipality (kommun): Lysekil
County (län): Västra Götaland

Photograph by: Carl Curman
Date: c. 1890
Format: Print

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  1. pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity) 90 months ago | reply

    Calla Lundström Curman (1850-1935)--writer, editor, feminist, conservationist, wife of Carl Peter Curman (1833-1913), photographer and professor; their son Jon Sigurd Curman (the little boy in the photo above) was an architectural historian:

  2. Unitopia 90 months ago | reply

    Very nice of you to share the historical treasures like this.

    All the best and good luck with the continuation!


  3. Swedish National Heritage Board 90 months ago | reply

    Penny: Thanks for your additional information on the Curman family!
    Unitopia: Thanks to you too! We will continue to add more pictures to this stream! And we hope you´ll like them too! /Lars

  4. Unitopia 90 months ago | reply

    Lars, I think it is a modern and very nice way to let the world and history be seen, and make it available. In my eyes it is a path to further peace, understanding and global awareness :) In a way, the past belongs to the whole of humankind, and ought to be available.

    Lots of good wishes to you and your colleagues, and do let them know it is an appreciated initiative.

    I live in Håverud, Dalsland by the way.


  5. Swedish National Heritage Board 90 months ago | reply

    Unitopia: Thanks again! We love to be modern in a nice way. That´s obviously a good attitude in order to meet other nice and modern people :-) Håverud: Hopefully we will be able to find som pictures of the interesteing Håverud aqueduct... /Lars L

  6. ebbacurman 89 months ago | reply

    I don´t think the boy in the foto is Carl Curmans son Sigurd, since he was the eldest of Carl Curmans four children. Sigurd was born in 1879 (-1966). Then came two girls, Ingrid 1881 (-1971) and Nanna 1884 (-1971). The youngest of the four children was my grandfather Carl G Curman,1886-1958.
    The girl on the foto is Nanna. The boy, who looks younger and smaller must be her younger brother Carl. I have met them all as a child.
    /Ebba Curman

  7. Swedish National Heritage Board 89 months ago | reply

    Ebba: Thanks for this precious and interesting information! Of course - the younger Curman brother and his elder sister. I'll put it right!
    /Anna B

  8. YlvaS 82 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Sweden before 1945, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. cepatri 78 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Group Pictures, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  10. Ideaholic 78 months ago | reply

    The woman on the right must be terribly uncomfortable, since she is obviously wearing a very constricting corset.

  11. mgw_wgw 54 months ago | reply

    Lovely view of this family .. stretching back in time, with interesting comments appearing from modern members of the family :)
    Seen on ( ?² )

  12. Swedish National Heritage Board 15 months ago | reply

    A great grandchild of Carl Curman visited us at the Swedish National Heritage Board last week, and kindly helped us identify the persons in the image correctly! (The woman in the middle of the image is not Calla Curman, as we first thought.)

    Ett barnbarnsbarn till Carl Curman besökte oss på Riksantikvarieämbetet förra veckan och hjälpte oss vänligen identifiera personerna på bilden korrekt! (Kvinnan i mitten på bilden är inte Calla Curman, vilket vi först trodde.)

    /Anna B.

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