More updates from the project 100 000 Bildminnen, which we wrote about last month. Another batch of photos got uploaded in March, these time from Borås, Vårgårda and Trollhättan. These towns all have strong industry traditions, which the photos provide an insight in. For example Borås is well known for its textile industry, and in Vårgårda oats and other cereals are processed.
The planning for edit-a-thons in various parts of the country, to inform people about the project and encourage them to use the photos and improve their metadata, is underway. We're particularly looking forward to engaging people who have an interest or connection with the industries documented in the photos.
Cars in Trollhättan...
oats in Vårgårda...
and fabrics in Borås!
Update from the archives
At the Swedish National Archives we continue holding our internal monthly editathons. Below a selection of what we uploaded in the last month or so. Our main focus is on maps but the occasional document, drawing or photograph is included!
Letter issued by Sultan Ahmed III assigning Nicola Danal Spiro as dragoman to Thomas Funck.
Swedish envoy Gustaf Oscar Wallenberg and Chinese viceroy Tuan Fang, and their respective entourages, sit down for a photo op.
Page from a report leaked to the Soviets by Swedish spy Stig Wennerström.
Crop of a larger hand-drawn map of western Ukraine. The map is believed to have been drawn in 1635.