Biography: 19th Century Portrait photographer Lina Jonn

Biography: 19th Century Portrait photographer Lina Jonn


Lina Jonn, birth name Carolina Johnsson, (1861–1896) was an early Swedish photographer.

Jonn appears to have learnt photography in Paris but her first professional work was in the Swedish city of Helsingborg where she joined the Finnish photographer Per Alexis Brandt who ran a studio there. In 1891, she opened her own studio in Lund which soon attracted many influential customers. Portraits for family albums or for visiting cards were becoming increasingly popular at the time. Business prospered and Jonn received several awards for her work.

In 1893, while on holiday in Norway with her sister Erika, Jonn met her husband to be, Gudbrand Ole Tandberg, a Norwegian farmer. Impressed by his earnest, knowledgeable and idealistic approach, she was immediately taken by him although he was 16 years her senior. They married in 1895 and the following year she gave birth to a son. Some two months later, on Christmas Day 1896, she died of heart failure at the young age of 35.

Johan Lang (1833-1902), Swedish chemist, medical scientist and professor at Lund University.

Johan Lang (1833-1902), Swedish chemist, medical scientist and professor at Lund University. Photo: Lina Jonn.

Carl Norlander (1846-1916), Swedish officer and gymnastics teacher; master of fencing at Lund University 1882-1916.

Carl Norlander (1846-1916), Swedish officer and gymnastics teacher; master of fencing at Lund University 1882-1916. Photo: Lina Jonn.

Fredrik Areschoug (1830-1908), Swedish professor of botany at Lund University.

Fredrik Areschoug (1830-1908), Swedish professor of botany at Lund University. Photo: Lina Jonn.

Edvard Magnus Rodhe (1878-1954), Swedish theologian, professor and bishop of Lund 1925-1948.

Edvard Magnus Rodhe (1878-1954), Swedish theologian, professor and bishop of Lund 1925-1948. Photo: Lina Jonn.

Georg J:son Karlin, founder of the Swedish museum ''Kulturen''. Photo: Lina Jonn.

Georg J:son Karlin, founder of the Swedish museum ”Kulturen”. Photo: Lina Jonn.

Johannes Strömberg (1868-1916), during the years 1898-1916 principal/head master of "Lunds Privata Elementarskola" (a gymnasium in Lund, later to be renamed "Strömbergsskolan" after him; today known as Spyken).

Johannes Strömberg (1868-1916), during the years 1898-1916 principal/head master of “Lunds Privata Elementarskola” (a gymnasium in Lund, later to be renamed “Strömbergsskolan” after him; today known as Spyken). Photo: Lina Jonn.

Elof Tegnér (1844-1900), Swedish librarian; head of the University library in Lund.

Elof Tegnér (1844-1900), Swedish librarian; head of the University library in Lund. Photo: Lina Jonn.

Magnus Pfannenstill (1858-1940), Swedish theologian and clergyman, professor at en:Lund University and cathedral dean (domprost) in Lund.

Magnus Pfannenstill (1858-1940), Swedish theologian and clergyman, professor at en:Lund University and cathedral dean (domprost) in Lund. Photo: Lina Jonn.

Ernst A. Kallenberg (1866-1947), Swedish jurist and professor at Lund University.

Ernst A. Kallenberg (1866-1947), Swedish jurist and professor at Lund University. Photo: Lina Jonn.

King Oscar II in 1893.

King Oscar II in 1893. Photo: Lina Jonn.


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