Browse Helsinki’s history
Here you will find the complete set of 906 Signe Brander photographs depicting Helsinki a century ago, and many other materials illustrating the lives of Helsinki residents in the past. Browse the collection’s treasures, from plastic bags to blowdryers and transport tickets to works of art, and also find historical information on buildings in Helsinki.
All Helsinki City Museum images accessible via Finna are free to download and use, but the name of the photographer and Helsinki City Museum must be mentioned. The images are licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. The license does not remove the user’s responsibility. For instance, a person’s right to decide on the commercial use of their name, photograph or other identifiable part of their identity, privacy protection rights and moral rights may limit the use of the material.
Helsinki City Museum's Picture Browsery
The Finna information search service brings together the collections of Finnish archives, libraries and museums: www.finna.fi