[Fossestuen Hotel, Trondhjem, Norway] (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1890

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[Fossestuen Hotel, Trondhjem, Norway]

[between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900].

1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color.

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J--foreign section. Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905.
Print no. 7112.
Forms part of: Landscape and marine views of Norway in the Photochrom print collection.


Format: Photochrom prints--Color--1890-1900.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Landscape and marine views of Norway (DLC) 2001699563

More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pgz

Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsc.06251

Call Number: LOT 13432, no. 149 [item]


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    Robert Rountree

    • 10/Jan/2009 01:05:02

    who had to mow the roof?.. wow... double layer use, goats on top, dinners below.

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    Linn Løkketangen

    • 10/Jan/2009 13:35:06

    goats eat the grass up there. Dritkult sted da!

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    marinela 2008

    • 11/Jan/2009 08:25:01

    beautiful roof, nostalgic construction !

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    • 11/Jan/2009 11:46:18

    so beautiful photo

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    • 12/Jan/2009 20:11:44

    Fossestuen burn down in 1936: www.strindahistorielag.no/wiki/index.php/Fossestuen

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    • 13/Jan/2009 18:24:04


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    • 16/Jan/2009 16:20:10

    This was the common roofs in Norway from stoneage up the 1800s. The waterproof part is three layers of birch bark. And to prevent it from flying away, they cut slices of turf and laid over the bark. The grass was not usually mowed, and goats were not welcome on the roof as they could make holes in the bark with their cloves. Such a turf roof lasted for about 30 years, then all the turf and soil had to be shuffled down and new birch bark must be put in place. This was done as "dugnad", a Norwegian expression which means that all the men living around, came together and did this work without any payment. Turf roofs today, used as a decorative element, have solid corrugated plastic plates instead of birch bark.

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    • 17/Jan/2009 20:53:46

    Wow, I had no idea of the origin of today's Green Roofs. Interesting!