Pictures in Our Collections

The National Library collection contains more than 1.5 million pictures. The collection ranges from the late 15th century to the present day and has come to the library through legal deposits, donations, and purchases.

The collection categories are portraits, historical prints, and topographical views: engravings, photographs, postcards, architectural drawings, ex-libris, prints used to decorate the insides of chests, silhouettes, printed wall hangings, and a number of special collections.

 Downtown Vällingby. Ultra Förlaget AB SolnaSpring at Nackanäs. Photograph: Oskar Lindberg, 1902Chest print 43:2, J.P. Lundström, 1849Per Rådström. Photograph: Pål-Nils Nilsson



 Barbro "Lill-Babs" Svensson. Photograph: Stig Hartman, 1950s Uno Willers, Ex LibrisHand-colored view of Stockholm. Stockholms, Allm B.5Witchburning, 1670, HP. C XI, A.8



(Click the thumbnails to enlarged the pictures.)

Pictures from left to right

Top Row

  1. Downtown Vällingby. Ultra Förlaget AB Solna
  2. Spring at Nackanäs. Photograph: Oskar Lindberg, 1902
  3. Chest print 43:2, J.P. Lundström, 1849
  4. Per Rådström. Photograph: Pål-Nils Nilsson

Bottom Row

  1. Barbro "Lill-Babs" Svensson. Photograph: Stig Hartman, 1950s
  2. Uno Willers, Ex Libris
  3. Hand-colored view of Stockholm. Stockholm, Allm B.5
  4. Witchburning, 1670, HP. C XI, A.8
Last updated: 2008-05-08
Contact person: Greger Bergvall, e-mail:
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