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.
More material will be added and the service will be developed continuously.
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 images available via the online service are not of press quality. If you wish to purchase a print quality image or you have any other enquiries, please contact the Helsinki City Museum photo archives.
Only a small part of the museum’s collection is currently available via Finna. Contact us if you have questions or if you cannot find what you are looking for: kaupunginmuseo [at] hel.fi
The Finna information search service brings together the collections of Finnish archives, libraries and museums: www.finna.fi