Newspaper Spotlight From The National Library of Finland

The National Library of Finland is one of the founding partners of the Europeana Newspapers Project, and many of its digitised newspapers will be included in our finished content browser.

Today, we’re taking a look at the content that will be contributed by the National Library of Finland. For a better look at each paper, simply click on the image and a gallery will appear.

[ezcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Uusi Suometar[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end id=”” class=”multicolumn” style=””]This is the front page of Uusi Suometar, issue 142. The page is very typical of this title and the time period. There are a great number of ads on the first page. The paper also typifies the pro-Finnish and conservative line of the newspapers published in Finland. At various points in history, Uusi Suometar was Finland’s largest newspaper.[/ezcol_1half_end]

[ezcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Pohjanmaa [/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end id=”” class=”multicolumn” style=””]This is the Finnish newspaper Pohjanmaa (No 34, date 24 March 1910). It was only published between 1909-1912 and was aimed at the local rural people in the areas of Vaasa and South Bothnia. This particular page centres around an illustrated article from Ilmari Kianto with the theme “Reindeer Sport”.[/ezcol_1half_end]


[ezcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Helsingin Wiikko-Sanomia[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end id=”” class=”multicolumn” style=””]Helsingin Wiikko-Sanomia was a weekly newspaper with a Christian-moral line, and this sample page comes from Issue 4, published on January 27th 1882. The newspaper aimed to promote popular education and usually included images in every issue – a rarity during that era. [/ezcol_1half_end]


[ezcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]Finlands Allmänna Tidning[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end id=”” class=”multicolumn” style=””]The Finlands Allmänna Tidning newspaper was published from 1820 to 1931. This front page comes from February 2nd, 1830. The newspaper’s focus was information and notifications from the government and authorities, as well as foreign news. Domestic news was scarce. Up until the 1840s, it had the largest circulation in Finland.[/ezcol_1half_end]

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