A 'Swenglish' journey through family photos, notes and postcards from the early 20th century.


G.007-3 Folkdräkt, Jösse Härad (1902)

G.007.3. Folk Costume, Jösse Härad, Värmland




Datum: 6.6 1902
Till/to: Herr Gustaf Ekman, Storegården, Fristad
From: Hildur N.

Mottag de rikligaste hälsningar på namnsdagen 6/6 02.
Hildur N. (?)

Ännu en namnsdagsgratulation på Gustaf-dagen 1902.
Vem Hildur är som skickat kortet vet jag inte, och poststämpel framgår inte heller. Jag tror att initalen i efternamnet är N. (Det är i alla fall knappast från Gustafs styvsyster med samma namn, som år 1902 bara var 10 år.)


In English

Another message of congratulations to Gustaf on his name day, 6 June, 1902 – see footnote 2 in the previous post 7.2. I have no clue to who Hildur is who sent the card, but it is a girl’s name.

Folk costumes were popular in the 19th century, and each part of the country had its own. The card shows the costumes for Jösse Härad, part of the province of Värmland.


  1. I have been catching up, gosh you have done quite a few posts recently. The name day thing is interesting, but can it include all the names? We could not do that here because of weird names people are giving their kids now, Like Apple and so on. The hydrotherapy water cure thing is interesting, as well. Do they still practice it and claim it helps, or has it fallen out of fashion?

    1. No, not all names are included in the name day calendar. Two per day now on most days though but of course there are many more names than that.
      Various kinds of spa health resorts were very popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. I'd never heard of the Kneipp method until I came across that postcard. Ideas come, ideas go...