There is now a name searchable index of the House of Nobility’s (Riddarhusets) portrait collection. The register makes it much easier to find photographs for persons belonging to the nobility.
Image from Riddarhusets home page: Photo: Dick Norberg, Riddarhuset.
The House of Nobility’s portrait collection is from the 1800’s and 1900’s and is kept at the House of Nobility in Stockholm. ArkivDigital has digitized these photos and they have been available in ArkivDigital’s online archive for some time. The portrait collection includes about 13,000 photos from various noble families.
Mayor Carl Henrik Nordenfeldt with children Riddarhuset: Porträttsamling (o) 17 Bild 2740 (AID: v950561.b2740)
To search the House of Nobility’s Portrait Collection:
- Log in at app.arkivdigital.se
- Select Index search
- Select, Riddarhuset, collection of portraits under index source
Enter the first letters of the person’s surname. For example, if you type in Sil, all the names beginning with those letters will appear in a list. Select the surname for the photo you wish to view and click the search button
Click on the blue button, Open image, so you can begin to page through the photographs for the selected family. Do not forget to look at the back side of the image where you can find the name and other information about the person or persons.
The register for the portrait collection was created in partnership with the House of Nobility (Riddarhuset)
Major Carl Axel Ludvig Silfversparre Riddarhuset: Porträttsamling (o) 22 Image 6790 (AID: v950566.b6790)