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1918 – Day By Day

Words by
Jóhann Páll Ástvaldsson

Photography by
Reykjavík Museum of Photography

The centennial of Iceland’s sovereignty is being celebrated in several different ways this year, but the project Frostaveturinn 1918 is in a league of its own. Named after the Great Frost Winter in early 1918, the equal parts humorous and mournful project covers the year’s events on social media day by day, in real-time. Creator Gyða Fanney Guðjónsdóttir delved into history annals, newspapers, and oral tales to give followers a unique look into Icelanders’ lives in 1918.
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The centennial of Iceland’s sovereignty is being celebrated in several different ways this year, but the project Frostaveturinn 1918 is in a league of its own. Named after the Great Frost Winter in early 1918, the equal parts humorous and mournful project covers the year’s events on social media day by day, in real-time. Creator Gyða Fanney Guðjónsdóttir delved into history annals, newspapers, and oral tales to give followers a unique look into Icelanders’ lives in 1918.
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