In the first part of the article series, we take a peek into the collection of the photographic studio Pietinen.
Erkki Mikkola photographed landscape panoramas during the early 1900s.
Pauli Jänis photographed Mesikkä, the pet bear of Major General Raappana.
The construction project by the blind Johan Venninen was recorded in photographs from the 1950s.
A. O. Väisänen recorded the start of World War I in Russia with his camera.
The first shipment of spent nuclear fuel left for the Soviet Union 33 years ago.
Kai Donner travelled to Siberia and photographed the lives of the locals with a roll film camera.
Photographer Teuvo Kanerva takes you on a tour of everyday life in the 1960s.
Mesikkä, the pet bear of Major General Raappana. Photo: Pauli Jänis / The Picture Collections of Finnish Heritage Agency (HK7744:408)
Childhood friends say goodbye before going to war, Vechkanovo, Buruguslansky District, Mordovia 1914. Photo: A. O. Väisänen / The Picture Collections of Finnish Heritage Agency (SUK119:115)