Stockholm’s Nordic Museum (Nordiskamuseet) re-thinks traditional attitudes towards the Sami (Sweden’s indigenous people):
Behind the picture — Unique Material
Lotten von Düben took some of the oldest known pictures of the Sami. She went on scientific expeditions to Lapland in 1868 and 1871 together with her husband, Gustaf von Düben, a physician and professor at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. His primary interest was eugenic skull research. Despite the dubious scientific context, the photos are important historic sources on the Sami way of life.