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A Century of Sovereignty: Looking Back

Words by
Jóhann Páll Ástvaldsson

Photography by
Reykjavík Museum of Photography

December 1, 1918Dagurinn. The day. So, read the headline in newspaper Morgunblaðið on December 1, 1918 – the day Iceland gained sovereignty. Despite the importance of the occasion, celebrations were sombre. A small crowd gathered in front of the Prime Ministry near Arnarhóll hill in the centre of Reykjavík, in crisp, cold weather. A bouquet was […]
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December 1, 1918Dagurinn. The day. So, read the headline in newspaper Morgunblaðið on December 1, 1918 – the day Iceland gained sovereignty. Despite the importance of the occasion, celebrations were sombre. A small crowd gathered in front of the Prime Ministry near Arnarhóll hill in the centre of Reykjavík, in crisp, cold weather. A bouquet was […]
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