How were the living conditions in Sweden 1945? Just see the photographer Lena Böklin’s documentary photos from Swedish homes in the middle of the 20th century.
The Swedish National Board of Health and welfare wanted a pilot study of the differences between households in the city and the country. Swedish living conditions and household habits would be documented! Nyköping would represent the city. Tuna, 10 km outside Nyköping, represented the rural areas.
These amazing photos from Sörmlands museum is part of a survey conducted by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare from 1945 to 1946. The aim was to examine the standard and living conditions between the city (Nyköping) and the country (Tuna).
Doing homework in the kitchen of the family Lindgren in Tuna, 1945
Gardener Karl Bertil Karlsson’s living room, Tuna, 1945
In the home of shoemaker Knut Gunnar Johansson, Enstaberga in Tuna, 1945
In the kitchen of the family Eriksson, in Tuna. Mrs Eriksson did the dishes after every meal, 1945
Taking care of the garnement, in the kitchen of the family Jansson in Tuna, 1945