Vintage: Life in Sweden by Oskar Jarén (1910s-1920s)

Vintage: Life in Sweden by Oskar Jarén (1910s-1920s)


Oskar Jarén was born in Kasper Borg Frinnaryd in 1877 and died in his hometown in 1954. In 1960s all of his 2,000 glass plates were rescued from oblivion with the help of Frinnaryds photoclub. This collection documents daily life in Sweden from between the 1910s and 1920s.

The young ladies are Carol Aurell, Maja Andersson and Klara Torsson, the latter teacher at Frinnaryds church school, 1915.

The young ladies are Carol Aurell, Maja Andersson and Klara Torsson, the latter teacher at Frinnaryds church school, 1915.

Hanna Sund in 1914. She was one of Oskar Jaren favorite models.

Hanna Sund in 1914. She was one of Oskar Jaren favorite models.

Rowing on the river in Svartån, 1912.

Rowing on the river in Svartån, 1912.

The girl in the beautiful Sweden suit is not certain identified yet. But the photo was taken outside the State Building in Hästeryd, Frinnaryd 1915.

The girl in the beautiful Sweden suit is not certain identified yet. But the photo was taken outside the State Building in Hästeryd, Frinnaryd 1915.

Saw horses and farmhand in 1913. This image from a temporary sawmill is probably from Fisherman home / Reverse during Frinnaryds vicarage. Oskar Jaren has namely taken several pictures from around the same time.

Saw horses and farmhand in 1913. This image from a temporary sawmill is probably from Fisherman home / Reverse during Frinnaryds vicarage. Oskar Jaren has namely taken several pictures from around the same time.

Lekströms, 1912. Potter Oskar Lekström with his wife and son.

Lekströms, 1912. Potter Oskar Lekström with his wife and son.

Rakelt, Vrångsjö 1913. Rakelt or Peraklet was a cottage in Vrångsjö manor in Marbäck. The picture shows torparparet Gustav Engdahl (b. 1850) and Augusta Engdahl (b. 1848) and their daughter Esther Engdahl (b. 1888) and her daughter Marta Linnea Ingegerd (b. 1913).

Rakelt, Vrångsjö 1913. Rakelt or Peraklet was a cottage in Vrångsjö manor in Marbäck. The picture shows torparparet Gustav Engdahl (b. 1850) and Augusta Engdahl (b. 1848) and their daughter Esther Engdahl (b. 1888) and her daughter Marta Linnea Ingegerd (b. 1913).

 Gravel groove in Frinnaryd. The picture is taken at double the building on East Main Line in 1920 - 22.

Gravel groove in Frinnaryd. The picture is taken at double the building on East Main Line in 1920 – 22.

Grandmother sitting in front of her cottage.

Grandmother sitting in front of her cottage.

The elementary school, lower section in 1926.

The elementary school, lower section in 1926.

The motives of Lake Ralången with Stjärne Castle in the background. The children in the foreground is probably the family Söderholm.

The motives of Lake Ralången with Stjärne Castle in the background. The children in the foreground is probably the family Söderholm.

 Frinnaryd station in 1913.

Frinnaryd station in 1913.

A family in Söderholms, 1926.

A family in Söderholms, 1926.

Organized group at the home of freeholder Frans Viktor Johansson stocka Bäcks Mellangård in Linderås, 1913.

Organized group at the home of freeholder Frans Viktor Johansson stocka Bäcks Mellangård in Linderås, 1913.

Children in Frinnaryd.

Children in Frinnaryd.

Two in front and two behind the junipers. The women in the background is Carola Aurell and Maria Andersson. The young man on the left is called Henning Aurell and is the brother of Carol Aurell. The man on the right is not yet identified.

Two in front and two behind the junipers. The women in the background is Carola Aurell and Maria Andersson. The young man on the left is called Henning Aurell and is the brother of Carol Aurell. The man on the right is not yet identified.

Three girls in the forest.

Three girls in the forest.

Two men on stone. To the left of the stone is Charles Smith (b. 1892), who was a profession painter and well known in Frinnaryd. The man on the right is not yet identified.

Two men on stone. To the left of the stone is Charles Smith (b. 1892), who was a profession painter and well known in Frinnaryd. The man on the right is not yet identified.

People in the image is Maria Andersson, Carola Aurell and Henning Aurell (right). The fourth of the cloverleaf yet unknown. Around 1915.

People in the image is Maria Andersson, Carola Aurell and Henning Aurell (right). The fourth of the cloverleaf yet unknown. Around 1915.

Fetching water in the source, 1912.

Fetching water in the source, 1912.

Woman with violin.

Woman with violin.

Klara Thorsson and Carola Aurell (school teacher) outside the school in Frinnaryd.

Klara Thorsson and Carola Aurell (school teacher) outside the school in Frinnaryd.

Two men on the tree.

Two men on the tree.

Group portrait.

Group portrait.

Fancy hats! Here Oskar Jarén using the self-timer / long exposure photographed himself (no. 3 from the left) along with the Gustafsson girls in the neighboring house, ca. 1920. These three girls were daughters of Karl Gustafsson in Karlsborg.

Fancy hats! Here Oskar Jarén using the self-timer / long exposure photographed himself (no. 3 from the left) along with the Gustafsson girls in the neighboring house, ca. 1920. These three girls were daughters of Karl Gustafsson in Karlsborg.

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