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.
Little girl and three owls, 1925.
Ulla Göransson churning butter in the old way, ca 1920.
Elin Larsson in the swing, 1914.
Carl Nöjd, cyclist, 1914.
Maja Fransson on the fence.
Group portrait, Nobynäs, ca. 1920s.
Carpenter, Frinnaryds station, 1913
Frinnaryds Nedby, 1912.
Man with spade.
Kerstin and her dog, ca. 1928.
Market visitors waiting for the train to Tranas. Frinnaryds station, 1913
Three little girls with their cats.
Stone crusher in Stjärneborg, 1914.
Gardener in corn country, Stjärneborg, 1914.
Laundry in Klockare farm pasture in Frinnaryds village.
Southbound train at the newly built station house in Stjärneborg, 1914.
Rakelt, really Peraklet, was a cottage in Vrångsjö manor in Marbäck parish. Lay next to old highway Tranas – Eksjö visible in the foreground, 1913.
Solhem cafe and bakery in Frinnaryd in the 1920s.
Three ladies and a gentleman.
Four ladies in green grass from one of the manor houses of Vrångsjö or Hästeryd, ca. 1912.
Ellen and Ella Lisa, 1926.
Four men playing cards, ca. 1920s.
Stone and Signe in 1926. Another sweet couple photographed by Oskar Jaren in natural surroundings. Stone Bergqvist (b. 1907) and Signe Smith (b. 1908) who married each other in 1927.
Gustavsson group in Stjerneborg, 1926.
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