Category: early 1900s

Mugshot of Ernst Helmer Johansson, 1901, Swede…

Mugshot of Ernst Helmer Johansson, 1901, Sweden. The reason for his arrest is not known.

Unrelated note: There was a brief mention of Ernst in the newspaper Smålandsposten when he, a former sailor, had returned from overseas with two pet tortoises. They were reportedly 4 inches in size and he let them out to graze in a local park. 

Mugshot of Agnes Kristina Sundqvist, 1907, Swe…

Mugshot of Agnes Kristina Sundqvist, 1907, Sweden. The reason for her arrest is not known. She was listed as 27 years old and under occupation it says “unmarried, prostitute”.

She had been arrested once previously at age 11 for pickpocketing. 

Mugshot of Emma Kristina Johansson, 1906, Swed…

Mugshot of Emma Kristina Johansson, 1906, Sweden. She was arrested after giving a policeman a “powerful blow to the face” with the rod of her steel umbrella. She was sentenced to three months penal labour.

Emma was arrested numerous times in her life; in 1900, she was celebrating a recent prison release with a few too many drinks and ended up back in jail for a week for attacking police officers with “kicks and punches” after they interfered with her celebration. 

She was described as 1.55m (5’1") with medium blue eyes and a peach fuzz mustache. She was 43 years old, unmarried, and a sex worker. 

Mugshot of Gustaf Emil Johansson, 1907, Sweden…

Mugshot of Gustaf Emil Johansson, 1907, Sweden. The reason for his arrest is not known.

He was 19 years old and a sailor. 

“In front of the Karlgren family’s house”, 190…

“In front of the Karlgren family’s house”, 1905, Sweden.

Schoolyard, 1906, Sweden. Location is Trellebo…

Schoolyard, 1906, Sweden. Location is Trelleborg, Skåne.

Unknown girl, 1900, Sweden.

Unknown girl, 1900, Sweden.

Unknown girl, 1900, Sweden.

Unknown girl,

1900, Sweden.

School class, 1905, Sweden.

School class, 1905, Sweden.

Altarpiece, No. 1, Group X, Altarpieces, 1907….

Altarpiece, No. 1, Group X, Altarpieces, 1907.

Art by Hilma af Klint, 1862-1944, Sweden.