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Olympic Games 1952 poster  As a means of kindling enthusiasm for the Olympic Games and a reminder of their imminence the poster has its own special mission. The »Paavo Nurmi» poster designed for the 1940 Games by the Finnish artist Ilmari Sysimetsä needed only minor alterations to be suitable again. A new competition in 1950 brought forth 277 designs, not one of which, however, could measure with the »Nurmi» poster.

Official Poster of the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, 'XVth Olympic Games, Helsinki Finland, - artwork by Finnish artist Ilmari Sysimetsä showing the legendary Finnish long-distance runner Paavo Nurmi

Finnish children being evacuated to Sweden - Winter War - photo in Turku

Finnish children being evacuated to Sweden - Winter War - photo in Turku - Finland

Illustration from Punch, the British humour magazine by E H Shepard, who was the illustrator of Winnie the Pooh. Published in 1940 depicting the Winter War.  If there was such a thing as a Finnish Viking, this one might do to defend against the invading Russians.

Illustration from Punch, the British humour magazine by E H Shepard, who was the illustrator of Winnie the Pooh. Published in 1940 depicting the Winter War. If there was such a thing as a Finnish Viking, this one might do to defend against the.

Heikki Ahtiala (1913-1983), 1950. 61 x 99 cm. Commissioned by the Finnish tourism association. From Come to Finland poster shop.

Heikki Ahtiala 61 x 99 cm. Commissioned by the Finnish tourism association. From Come to Finland poster shop.

Broadcast van with a wood gas unit, 1940s. Yleisradion ääniauto (häkäpönttöauto, puuhiilellä käyvä katsausauto) pysäköitynä kadulle. Kuvausaika arvioitu vuosikymmenen tarkkuudella.

Broadcast van with a wood gas unit,

<3 Suomi-Finland <3  - There are exactly 187,888 lakes (larger than 500 m²) and 179,584 islands within the territory of Finland.

Suomessa on järveä ja saarta. I Finland finns det __ sjöar och __ holmar.

Eeli Jaatinen (Finnish, 1905–1970) - http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eeli_Jaatinen

Eeli Jaatinen (Finnish, 1905–1970) - http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eeli_Jaatinen

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