Photos and items from the Elanto collection tell a story about the history of the co-operative movement – and that of daily life in Helsinki. The focus is on the 1930s through to the 1950s, but the material covers other decades as well.
Besides Elanto's own collection, all Elanto-related material in the museum's collections is available here.
Consumer co-operative Elanto was formed in 1905 around a bread factory. Over the decades, a couple of bread stores grew into a network of hundreds of shops covering the entire city. Generations of citizens got used to enjoying Elanto’s bread and other goods that were available at a short walking distance, thanks to the dense network of stores.
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
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