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Spring herring fishery at Espevær in the 1850s

A True Gold Mine

19.05.2018 - 12:12

«Hesthammer»

Civil Servants in Small Societies 1650 – 1850

19.05.2018 - 12:07

Høyonn med høyvogn i 1927

Demographic Growth – A Drive to Development

25.04.2018 - 15:08

The cultural landscape or that part of it which is still green and inviting to the eye has been shaped by the farmers’ toil down through the generations. At one time almost all of us were farmers. We see that the crofting system faded away as emigration to the towns and to America relieved the pressure.

From Øygarden towards Hjeltefjorden

Hordaland – a historic region

19.05.2018 - 12:08

A Hardanger sloop in full sail on the Trøndelag coast.

Sailing Sloops and Boat Building

21.11.2018 - 19:47

Marine activities expanded greatly throughout the 19th century, and provided a livelihood for many people. Fishing and shipping were probably the subsidiary activities which had greatest economic significance throughout the century. Marine activities brought, literally speaking, wind into the sails of many rural districts in Hordaland during that period.

The Rosendal Barony

The Great Landowners, Gentry and Monasteries

19.05.2018 - 12:10

 “A Wedding in Kingservigs Rectory”

The Norwegian Language Movement and the Two High Cultures

18.11.2017 - 20:16

The year 1849 was the breakthrough year for the National Romantic movement in Norway. It was in that year that Ole Bull, the renowned fiddler brought the Millerboy  from Telemark to the concert hall in the capital.

The Byrkjeland saw on Vikøy in Kvam in 1912

The Pine Forest, the Sash Saw and the Scots Trade

19.05.2018 - 12:13

Classroom

The School

18.11.2017 - 20:16

The little white painted school house, the village school, often set between knolls and little woods in the outer fields, placed as centrally as possible between the farms that made up the school district, is the key symbol of the education society, a principal cultural factor.

The second Hotel Hardanger in Odda was built in 1896.

The Tourists, the Landscape and the Fantasy Hotels

19.05.2018 - 12:14

Tourist travel in western Norway experienced its great breakthrough with the regular scheduled steamship traffic.

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