Victorian Tea Cup Children ca 1890

There is something (to me) irresistible about little peeps sitting in floral cups:

Wings of Whimsy: Victorian Tea Cup Children #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #scraps

These are Victorian scraps, and the print quality is not super sharp. I still think they’d be lovely used for decoupage, or any other craft where you might be opting for a worn look 🙂

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Hires Rootbeer Rose Lady

Just a little something for the weekend, a lovely Hires Rootbeer Rose Lady!

Wings of Whimsy: Hires RootBeer Lady #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #lady #rose #tradecard

The weather in Western Norway is great today, so I’ll be working outside and my precious Pretty Data will be left alone…lol I guess it’s not going anywhere 😛

And here she is as a sheet too, should you wish to multiply her with little effort:

Wings of Whimsy: Hires RootBeer Lady Sheet #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #lady #rose #tradecard

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Pretty Data: Norway – Part IV The Coronation Journey

The Coronation was followed by several dinners and celebrations for almost two weeks.

Wings of Whimsy: 1906 Haakon VII Maud Coronation #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #royal #king #queen #norwayAfter the coronation festivities in Trondheim, the new Norwegian Royal family traveled south again by steamer, horse carriage and train, continuing their official Coronation Journey. Everywhere they came, they were met with cheers and people dressed in their Sunday Bests, waving with Norwegian flags and welcoming the new Royal family.

Remember Petrine Wiik, the lady photographer in coastal Art Noveau town of Ålesund ?

Well, of course she photographed from the new King and Queen’s Coronation Journey! We do not know if she followed the Royal family on her own account, or if she was hired to travel with them, but it appears she took images from their Coronation Journey in several different locations quite far away from Ålesund:

The 1906 Coronation Journey

People greeting the Royal Steamer “Mira”

Coronation Journey 1906

Boats waiting to greet “Mira”

The 1906 Coronation Journey

The Royal Steamer – “Mira”

The 1906 Coronation Journey

“Mira” visiting Geirangerfjord, Sunnmøre

The 1906 Coronation Journey

“Mira” visiting Geirangerfjord, Sunnmøre

Coronation Journey 1906

Mira” visiting Geirangerfjord, Sunnmøre

The 1906 Coronation Journey

Crown Prince Olav, Øye, Hjørundfjord

Travelling by horse carriage

King Haakon and Queen Maud travelling by horse carriage

Horse carriages for Royals

Horse carriages for Royals

Coronation Journey 1906

Soldiers greeting King Haakon and Queen Maud at Åndalsnes

The 1906 Coronation Journey

People dressed in their Sunday Bests at Hotel Grand Bellevue, Åndalsnes

The 1906 Coronation Journey

Honorary portal built in Ålesund, to welcome King Haakon, with his motto “Alt for Norge” – meaning “We give our all for Norway”.

Another honorary portal

Another honorary portal – Velkommen: Welcome

Although the only image  of the King and Queen in Petrine’s collection is from behind, I choose to leave it like this. She could have very well photographed the King and Queen head on, and that/those original glas plates could have been removed from her private collection. Wether she did or not, the images are a unique and beautiful depiction of how the Norwegian people embraced our new Royal family!

I searched the Internet, went through all the books I could find in both our College University library and the virtual National libraries of Norway, I even “interviewed” one of my colleagues in the history department, and have still not been able to find a complete account of their actual traveling route, at least not all of it, but here is what I know, taken from several sources, attempting a timeline and a map for the Coronation Summer of 1906:

TIMELINE – CORONATION SUMMER 1906

  • June 13th: Oslo – Lillehammer (by train)
  • June 14th: Lillehammer – Otta (by train)
  • June 15th: Otta – Dovre (by horse carriage)
  • June 16th: Dovre – Mølmen (by horse carriage)
  • June 17th: Mølmen – Åndalsnes (by horse carriage)
  • June 18th: Åndalsnes – Molde – Kristiansund (by boat, “Heimdal”)
  • June 19th: Kristiansund – Trondheim (by boat “Heimdal”)
  • June 2oieth: Arrival of Albert Edward and Alexandra, Prince and Princess of Wales (by Royal Yacht “Victoria and Albert”)
  • June 2oieth: Arrival of Crown Prince Christian and Crown Princess Louise of Denmark (by Royal Yacht “Dannebrog”)
  • June 21st: Arrival of Prince Heinrich of Preussen (by Preussian naval ship)
  • June 21st: Arrival of Grand Duke Mikhail of Russia (by Hurtigrute ship “Polarstjernen”)
  • June 22nd-July 7th: Coronation Celebrations in Trondheim
  • July 8th-9th: First state visit by Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany (by steamer “Hamburg”)
  • July 10th-11th: King Haakon VII and Emperor Wilhelm II visit Ålesund (by steamers “Mira” and “Hamburg”)
  • July 13th: King Haakon and Queen Maud departs Trondheim (by steamer “Mira”)
  • July 13th- August 1st (exact dates not confirmed, I’ll add exact dates if (when) I stumble upon them somewhere):
    • Geiranger in Storfjorden, Sunnmøre (by steamer “Mira)
    • Øye and Norangdal in Hjørundfjorden, Sunnmøre (by horse carriage and steamer “Mira)
    • Loen and Olden in Nordfjord (by steamer “Mira”)
    • Balestrand and Guvangen in Sogn (by steamer “Mira”)
    • Gudvangen via Stalheim to Odda in Hardanger (by horse carriage)
    • Solstraaleøen, Godøysund in Sunnhordaland (by steamer “Mira”)
    • Bergen – Haugesund – Stavanger (by steamer “Mira”)
    • Stavanger – Flekkefjord (by train)
    • Flekkefjord – Kristiansand – Larvik – Tønsberg (by steamer “Mira”)
  • August 2nd: Return to Oslo (by steamer “Mira”)

The Coronation Journey lasted 7 weeks during the summer of 1906. During that time King Haakon and Queen Maud conquered Norway, and Norway fell in love with Haakon and Maud.

Maud would ever after refer to the rugged, remote and rural Norway as “the inside of Norway”.

“Norway reappeared from the Middle Ages, and was relaunched on the world map. All in one summer.”

Tor Bomann-Larsen “Vintertronen” (2006:113) (my translation to English)

Wings of Whimsy: Coronation Journey 1906 #vintage #photography #freebie #printable #king #queen #royall

This post is  part of a series of several posts about the Norwegian Royal Family as follows:

  • Part I: King Haakon VII
  • Part II: Queen Maud
  • Part III: The Coronation
  • Part IV: The Coronation Journey
  • Part V: Reign
  • Part VI: Crown Prince Olav
  • Part VII: King Olav V
  • Part: VIII: King Harald V
  • Part IX: Crown Prince Haakon
  • Part X: Princess Ingrid Alexandra
  • Part XI: Genealogy

Click on King Haakon VII’s family badge below to download high quality images from this post.

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Click on the Petrine Wiik Collection badge below to download her high quality images from the Coronation Journey:

Wings of Whimsy: Petrine Wiik Photography Collection #vintage #photo #freebie #printable #petrine #wiik #collection

If you are curious about my Pretty Data project, and  interested in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, please get in touch, as I’m still hoping to sign up more helpers with my project! Warning: you’d have to be pretty crazy about imagery, somewhat interested in history, and have a (more or less secret) crush on royalty!…lol I have divided the project into the various European countries, so please let me know which country you would be interested in working with. If you are interested in SWEDEN or the UNITED KINGDOM, don’t even think twice, these are the countries I’ll be focusing on next, after Norway 😉

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Pretty Data: Norway – Part III The Coronation

King Haakon VII and Queen Maud are crowned King and Queen of Norway on June 22 1906. They both receive new Royal Scepters as coronation gifts by the Norwegian people:

Wings of Whimsy: 1906 Haakon VII Maud Coronation #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #royal #king #queen #norway

In the weeks leading up to this date, they have slowly made their way from Kristiania (Oslo) to Trondheim. They are crowned at the church Nidarosdomen, Nidaros Cathedral, built from 1070 to 1300. The church has been called “the symbol of a nation” due to it’s significance since the Viking era. It has always been regarded the church of Kings.

Trondheim (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈtrɔnhɛjm]), historically, Nidaros and Trondhjem, is a city and municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. With a population of 179,123, it is the third most populous municipality in Norway, although the fourth largest urban area. It's also the third largest city in the country, with a population of 170,242 inhabitants within the city borders.[5] The city functions as the administrative centre of Sør-Trøndelag county. Trondheim lies on the south shore of the Trondheimsfjord at the mouth of the river Nidelva. The city is dominated by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), SINTEF, St. Olavs University Hospital and other technology-oriented institutions. The settlement was founded in 997 as a trading post, and was the capital of Norway during the Viking Age until 1217. From 1152 to 1537, the city was the seat of the Archdiocese of Nidaros; since it has remained the seat of the Diocese of Nidaros and the Nidaros Cathedral. It was incorporated in 1838. The current municipality dates from 1964, when Trondheim merged with Byneset, Leinstrand, Strinda and Tiller.

Nidaros Cathedral, built from ca 1070-1300

The West Fasade of the Nidaros Cathedral

Nidaros Cathedral, The West Wall, regarded the main entrance, restored and reconstructed in the 1900s.

Wings of Whimsy: Cherubs  at Nidaros Cathedral

Details inside the cathedral: Hær Er Herrens Huus – Hær Er Himlens Port / This is the Lords House – This is the Gate to Heaven

Crown of the Norwegian King

The King’s Crown

Crown of the Norwegian Queen

The Queen’s Crown

Wings of Whimsy: Coronation Nidaros Cathedral Trondheim 22 juni 1906

The Coronation Carriage

The Coronation Carriage, custom made for King Haakon and Queen Maud

Already upon accepting the Norwegian throne in 1905, King Haakon chose his motto “Alt for Norge”:Alt for Norge : All for Norway

The royal motto is not easily translated into English: the literal meaning is “All for Norway” but this conveys a sense of “Everything for Norway” as opposed “Everybody for Norway” (since “alt” is in neuter gender, and would rarely refer to people). As such, it conveys a meaning of “Give all for Norway”, which is interpreted as the readiness (of the sovereign, but maybe also his subjects) to give up or sacrifice everything for Norway. – Wikipedia

King Haakon’s motto is willingly embraced by the Norwegian people, and during his first years of reign numerous postcards are created with the King, the King and Queen and the Royal Family. I have assembled a few into printable collage sheets:

Wings of Whimsy: 1905-1906 Norwegian Royal Postcards No 1 #vintage #printable #freebie #royal #king #queen #norwayWings of Whimsy: 1905-1906 Norwegian Royal Postcards No 2 #vintage #printable #freebie #royal #king #queen #norwayWings of Whimsy: 1905-1906 Norwegian Royal Postcards No 3 #vintage #printable #freebie #royal #king #queen #norway

Wings of Whimsy: 1905-1906 Norwegian Royal Postcards No4 #vintage #printable #freebie #royal #king #queen #norway

1906HaakonVIIMaudCoronation2_WingsofWhimsy kopi

Although Queen Victoria and Prince Albert came up with a plan of marrying their children into the other European Royal families, Maud was a granddaughter whom no one anticipated would become Queen, not even Maud herself with how she positioned herself through marriage. King Haakon was also not destined to rule, yet he became King over a year before his father, King Frederick VIII of Denmark (1906) and almost 7 years before his older brother, King Christian X of Denmark (1912).

This post is  part of a series of several posts about the Norwegian Royal Family as follows:

  • Part I: King Haakon VII
  • Part II: Queen Maud
  • Part III: The Coronation
  • Part IV: The Coronation Journey
  • Part V: The Reign
  • Part VI: Crown Prince Olav
  • Part VII: King Olav V
  • Part: VIII: King Harald V
  • Part IX: Crown Prince Haakon
  • Part X: Princess Ingrid Alexandra
  • Part XI: Genealogy

Click on King Haakon VII’s family badge below to download high quality images from this post.

KingHaakonVIIBadgeSmall_WingsofWhimsy

I wish to extend a big THANK YOU to Hild-Tove Aslaksen, who has helped find many vintage images of the Norwegian Royal family. She has already contributed immensely to the Pretty Data project, and I’m very happy to be working with her.

If you are curious about my Pretty Data project, and  interested in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, please get in touch, as I’m still hoping to sign up more helpers with my project! Warning: you’d have to be pretty crazy about imagery, somewhat interested in history, and have a (more or less secret) crush on royalty!…lol I have divided the project into the various European countries, so please let me know which country you would be interested in working with. If you are interested in SWEDEN or the UNITED KINGDOM, don’t even think twice, these are the countries I’ll be focusing on next, after Norway 😉

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Pretty Data: Norway – Part II Queen Maud (1869-1938)

Princess Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria of Wales is born November 26th 1869, to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) and Alexandra, Princess of Wales (later Queen Alexandra). She is their third daughter, and fifth child. She grows up as their youngest, since her baby brother Prince Alexander John lives less than a day. She is thus a granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

Wings of Whimsy: Queen Maud of Norway #vintage #pehemera #freebie #printable #princess #queen #royal #norway

Wings of Whimsy: Queen Maud of Norway #vintage #pehemera #freebie #printable #princess #queen #royal #norway

Wings of Whimsy: Queen Maud of Norway #vintage #pehemera #freebie #printable #princess #queen #royal #norway

Her parents become King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in 1901, and her older brother succeedes his father as King George V in 1910.

Wings of Whimsy: Princess Maud of Wales, November 1871

Wings of Whimsy: Princess Maud of Wales, August 1870The children of King Edward VII when Prince of Wales 1871Wings of Whimsy: Princess Maud of Wales, 1876

Wings of Whimsy: Alexandra, Princess of Wales, with Princess Maud, 1870 Wings of Whimsy: Alexandra, Princess of Wales, and Princess Maud, 1872Princess Maud of Wales circa 1875.

Princess Maud is growing up to be a lovely young lady, quite mischievous they say:Princess Maud by Alexander Bassano, early 1880s

Alexandra, Princess of Wales, with her children, 1883 The Prince and Princess of Wales with their children, 1880

Most every summer Princess Maud goes with her mother to Denmark, to visit her grandparents, King Christian IX and Queen Louise:

Wings of Whimsy: Queen Louise of Denmark with her grand-daughters, Princesses Victoria, Maud, and Louise of Wales, 1882

Queen Louise of Denmark with her granddaughers, the Princesses of Wales.

The three daughers of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, painted in 1883 by Sydney Prior Hall:The_three_daughters_of_King_Edward_VII_and_Queen_Alexandra_by_Sydney_Prior_Hall_1883

Princess Louise Victoria Alexandra Dagmar (1867-1931); Princess Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria (1869-1938) and Princess Victoria Alexandra of Wales (1868-1935)

During these summer trips she even sails to Western Norway in 1895 and has her picture taken in Bergen, wearing a traditional Norwegian Hardangerbunad:

1895MaudHardangerBunad_WingsofWhimsy MaudHardangerBunad1895_WingsofWhimsy

She is a lovely young lady as a teenager, and several European princes are suggested as future spouses.

Maud, Princess Charles of Denmark, later Queen Maud of Norway circa 1897

Maud, Princess Charles of Denmark, later Queen Maud of Norway circa 1899

Princess Victoria and Princess Maud of Wales, 27 July 1889 Alexandra, Princess of Wales, with her daughters, 1893 Princess Maud of Wales, later Queen Maud of Norway circa 1893

But Princess Maud chooses to marry her cousin, Prince Carl of Denmark (or Prince Charles as he was known in the United Kingdom) because he is several steps removed from the centers of royal locomotion. He is very much in love with her, and his vigorous pursuit pays off.

They are married in 1896 at the private chapel of Buckingham Palace, and settle down at Appleton House, part of the Sandringham estate, a gift to the newly wed from the brides parents.

MarriageMaudCarl_WingsofWhimsy WeddingKey_WingsofWhimsyWeddingPrinceCharlesAndPrincessMaudNov221896_WingsofWhimsy

Maud, Princess Charles of Denmark, later Queen Maud of Norway circa 1896

With a dashing husband, a dream estate and a newborn son in 1903, whom she names Alexander after her lost baby brother, she is all set for the quiet countryside life she envisioned:
PrincessMaudandPrinceCharles_WingsofWhimsy

Prince Charles of Denmark and Princess Maud with the infant Prince Olav  Jul 1903

However, the Norwegian proposal of 1905, is about to turn their life completely upside down, and you will hear more about that in the next post in this series.

This post is  part of a series of several posts about the Norwegian Royal Family as follows:

  • Part I: King Haakon VII
  • Part II: Queen Maud
  • Part III: The Coronation
  • Part IV: The Coronation Journey
  • Part V: Reign
  • Part VI: Crown Prince Olav
  • Part VII: King Olav V
  • Part: VIII: King Harald V
  • Part IX: Crown Prince Haakon
  • Part X: Princess Ingrid Alexandra
  • Part XI: Genealogy

Click on King Haakon VII’s family badge below to download high quality images from this post.

KingHaakonVIIBadgeSmall_WingsofWhimsy

I wish to extend a big THANK YOU to Hild-Tove Aslaksen, who has helped find many vintage images of the Norwegian Royal family. She has already contributed immensely to the Pretty Data project, and I’m very happy to be working with her.

If you are curious about my Pretty Data project, and  interested in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, please get in touch, as I’m still hoping to sign up more helpers with my project! Warning: you’d have to be pretty crazy about imagery, somewhat interested in history, and have a (more or less secret) crush on royalty!…lol I have divided the project into the various European countries, so please let me know which country you would be interested in working with. If you are interested in SWEDEN or the UNITED KINGDOM, don’t even think twice, these are the countries I’ll be focusing on next, after Norway 😉

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