Lake Suolajarvi

Photographer: Arthur John Evans
Date of Photo: 31 August - 1 September 1873
Continent: Europe
Geographical Area: Northern Europe
Country: Finland
Region/Place: Lapland; Suolajarvi lake
Format: Print Black & White Mounted
Size: 75 x 95 mm
Acquisition: Joan Evans - Donated August 1941


View of a lake known as Suolajarvi.

Research Notes

Research Notes - It has been established by Philip Grover that this photograph was taken by Arthur Evans on 31 August or 1 September 1873, when his travelling party was at Suolajarvi. Evans wrote in his journal of the voyage to Finnish Lapland: 'The mountains were not steep - but here & there we got some fine views, & saw bits of precipitous rock & at last caught sight of a lake as large & lovelier than Hammasjärvi [Hammasjarvi], called Suolajäyrvi [Suolajarvi] on whose banks we found the hut & outhouses for which we were bound' (entry dated 31 August 1873): Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Sir Arthur Evans Archive, B/2/1, Box 1, Notebook 2, p.52. [PG 28/05/2013]

Research Notes - For more information on Arthur Evans' voyage to Finnish Lapland in 1873, see Joan Evans, Time and Chance: The Story of Arthur Evans and His Forebears (London, 1943), pp.172-176; Ann Brown, Before Knossos...: Arthur Evans's Travels in the Balkans and Crete (Oxford, 1993), pp.14-16, 90; and Tony Lurcock, No Particular Hurry: British Travellers in Finland, 1830-1917 (London, 2013), pp.123-134, 250. A selection of drawings and photographs made by Arthur Evans during the voyage was displayed in 'Travels in Finland and Bosnia-Herzegovina: An Ethnographic Collection of Sir Arthur Evans', exhibition [Archive Case display] curated by Philip Grover, Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, 29 April to 1 September 2013 (see Related Documents File). [PG 06/06/2013]