img. Malmö museer CC BY via Europeana.
From the curatorial effort of the EU project 1950s in Europe Kaleidoscope, every week on Friday there’s a new set of carefully selected photographs to be explored on the project’s website.
Today we present “Party like it’s 1950: anniversary celebrations in Sweden”.
This peculiar series of photographs by Swedish photographer Olof Bellander has a very festive ring to it. Documenting anniversary celebrations in the 1950s, almost all of the images boast the following ingredients: guests of honor beaming with pride, friends and family boasting big smiles for a memorable group portrait, hundreds of thousands of flowers, and some daring interior design choices. Join the merriment and feel free to use these images in your own creative projects. Want more? Go explore europeana.eu or dive into your own family’s photo albums!