Lindesberg Church, Västmanland, Sweden

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Where: Örebro, Lindesberg Municipality, Sweden

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When: 01 January 1922

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Aerial photograph of Lindesberg at Stora Lindesjön lake. To the left in the image is Lindesberg church, with original parts from the 14th century, but rebuilt in the 17th and 19th centuries. The church got its present appearance in 1872.

Flygfoto över Lindesberg vid Stora Lindesjön. Till vänster i bilden är Lindesbergs kyrka, med ursprungliga delar från 1300-talet, men ombyggd under 1600- och 1800-talet. Kyrkan fick sitt nuvarande utseende 1872.

Parish (socken): Lindesberg
Province (landskap): Västmanland
Municipality (kommun): Lindesberg
County (län): Västmanland

Photograph by: Oscar Bladh
Date: c. 1922
Format: Glass plate negative

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    Martin van Duijn

    • 20/May/2020 12:27:27

    The Digitaltmuseum.se has an aerial photo of Lindesberg by Oscar Bladh, that is dated 1927. digitaltmuseum.org/021018103298/flygfoto-over-lindesberg

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    Swedish National Heritage Board

    • 25/May/2020 09:34:25

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/mazdamiata] Thanks for posting the link, suggesting another photo date. Actually, the photo above might be even older! I found out about the building with scaffolding, to the right in the image. It was a bank building, built in 1921-1923, and inaugurated in September 1923. According to that, I'll date the photo above to ca 1922. / Anna B. To mention more about the photographer: Oscar Bladh (1895-1973) was a pioneer in Swedish aerial photography, active in the field from 1918 to ca 1970. He documented Sweden from above for more than 50 years and must have taken several aerial photos of Lindesberg. See the man himself on Swedish Wikipedia: sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Bladh

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    Martin van Duijn

    • 25/May/2020 14:45:52

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/swedish_heritage_board Well, to be honest - there's one car visable on this photo, on the square in front of the building between church and bank. It is small, but it is defenitely a car that can be dated between 1910-1920. Now, since it simply could have been an old car if the photo was taken in 1932 or so, I did not mention it. I did notice however that there are no other cars or trucks to be seen, which would have been a little odd for the 1930s, even for a small community. Another thing that made me doubt the vintage of the photo, is the fact that it is a glass plate negative photo. Now, these were used for several decades to come for certain purposes, but since glass plate cameras are rather large, I'd assume that by the early 1930s a photographer would use a film negative camera when taking photos from a plane.

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    Swedish National Heritage Board

    • 26/May/2020 08:56:52

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/mazdamiata Useful reflections, Martin - thanks once more! Oscar Bladh seems to have started using a film negative camera in the early 1930s, according to other dated images of his in our collections. /Anna B. I'm quoting a text about Oscar Bladh from the Stockholm City Museum: "Many times he half-scared the pilots he was working with when, suddenly above the target, he suddenly flung himself halfway out of the aircraft with only a single strap around his waist and one foot on the wing supports. Something that may not have been easy with the large camera he used, a former military hand camera with 250 millimeter focal length and a negative format of 13x18 centimeters."

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    Martin van Duijn

    • 26/May/2020 09:13:38

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/swedish_heritage_board I can imagine a pilot panicking when witnessing such escapades.

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    Swedish National Heritage Board

    • 26/May/2020 10:38:33

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/mazdamiata Indeed..! :-)