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A Prayer


Picture from 1930s, named ” A Prayer”


It is said, that one photo can say more than a thousand words. Looking at that picture I realize this saying is so true. I see wrinkled hands crossed on old family Pible for a quiet ponder – telling a story about Estonian housewife`s life full of hard work and busy doings. These hands have tendid, hackled and fondled her children and domestic animals, nursing the sick, running a household, toiled on the fields and meadows. It is Sunday, a woman and an ancient scripture – to ask for loved ones, to obtain the strength for the soul and support – just like her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother long before her.

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Apartment Interiors in Estonia, 1937

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Clock Change Into Moscow Time, 1940, in Tallinn, Estonia

Balti jaam - kella keeramine üleminekul Moskva ajale 1940

This old photo depicts an official turning the time into Moscow time in 1940. This is the clock of Bltic Station (Balti jaam in Estonian), the main railway station in Estonia, in the capital Tallinn.

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Estonian Farmhouse Kitchens on the Beginning of 20th Century

Alma Saia köök ingerlased

Foto. Dr. Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi Memoriaalmuuseum. Köök. Võru, 2010.


Talu köök, peremees istub laua taga

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The New Life of Vintage Butter Dish


Present owner of this adorable butter dish is Japanese lady Makiko, who sent me this delightful swan dessert picture to show her gratitude:)

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Writing on the Gas Tank- No Gas.


Growth of the criminal activity on the beginning of the 1990s in Estonia. Gas thievery was quite widespread – that is why someone (probably driver) has written this label on the tank “no gas”. Funny and awful at the same time 🙂

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Famous Moscow Olympic Mascots Vigri and Misha


Misha (Russian: Миша), also known as Mishka (Russian: Мишка)  is the name of the Russian Bear mascot of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games (the XXII Summer Olympics). He was designed by children’s books illustrator Victor Chizhikov.

The seal Vigri was the mascot for yachting event held in Tallinn, Estonia.