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Summary in English

 The progress of the photograph from 1840 and forward.

The wooden cameras from the turn of the century, the folding cameras from the early 20th century (1900-1929), the folding- and box cameras from the thirties and forties.

From the mechanical mini cameras of the fifties and sixties to the fully automatic cameras of today.

Autochrome colourphotos from 1907 connected to Falkenberg. Several Laterna Magica from the 19th century, and a lot of photographic accessories.

Unique photos of Selma Lagerlöf and o Falkenberg. Selma Lagerlöf is a very famous author who achieved the Nobel prize for literature in 1909. She lived most of her life in Värmland, a Swedish province.

An unique collection of cameras and photos.

Sweden's presumably oldest preserved colour photos (from 1907), you can see at the Photo museum in Falkenberg. Rolf Håkansson has collected historicly very interesting photos and has built up one of the foremost photographic museums in Sweden.

It is not only photos that have been collected which are shown, but also foremost exciting cameras and other outfit from the more than 150 years history of photographs.

Here you can see, for instance, a unique collection of cameras, studio accessories,backgrounds and other things from the well known photographer Axel Aurelius and his photographing wife Freja, who lived in Värmland.

The latter, was born Stenberg and has grown up in Falkenberg during the late 19th century.

Freja Stenberg learned to be a photographer with Anna Dahlberg in Falkenberg, but she had during a period of time her own studio in Vessigebro, situated about 2 Swedish miles from Falkenberg, before she moved to Värmland and married Axel Aurelius.

The main attraction of the Photo museum is the many unique cameras from different epochs.

Here you find the classic studio cameras on wooden stands, and also mini cameras and the very first amateur cameras. Here are also unique tropical cameras and outfit for Stereo photographing. In the Photo museum there is a big collection of photos with special local interest, photos from Falkenberg and the countryside of Falkenberg.

For an intrested local person, and of course for the photo enthusiast, the Photo museum in Tröingeberg is an obvious destination for an excursion.

The museum is open between the 25th of June and the 31st of Aug. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 17-20,14-18 and Sundays 14-18.

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