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Historical and old photos of Gjøvik, Innlandet

A small historical reference

Geography: Gjøvik is a town and a municipality in Innlandet (formerly Oppland) county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Gjøvik.

In 1861, the village of Gjøvik in the municipality of Vardal was granted town status and was separated from Vardal to form a separate municipality. On 1 January 1964, the neighboring rural municipalities of Biri, Snertingdal, and Vardal were all merged into the municipality of Gjøvik.

Date of foundation: 1861

History: Gjøvik owes much of its early growth to the local glassworks, which were established there by Caspar Kauffeldt in 1807. In the early 19th century, there was considerable immigration there from Valdres and Western Norway, aiding Gjøvik's growth. It was granted a town charter in 1861. Later, O. Mustad & Son became one of the world's largest manufacturers of fish hooks.

Today Hoff Potetindustrier, Hunton Fiber and Natre Vinduer are some of the industrial companies operating from Gjøvik. The town is also a port for the former traffic ship, Skibladner, which is now a tourist ship.

The local paper is the Oppland Arbeiderblad. It was formerly a Labour Party newspaper. Defunct newspapers include Oplændingen and Velgeren (Labour Democrat/Liberal), Samhold (Liberal, later Agrarian) and Ny Dag (Communist).

Gjøvik has two notable hotels, the Grand hotel and the Strand hotel.

There have been three notable concerts held in Gjøvik's history, which starred Toto, Robbie Williams and Bryan Adams (June 2011).

Population: 30 676

Sights:

Gjøvik. Fahlstrøm's place, between 1900 and 1950
Fahlstrøm's place, between 1900 and 1950
Gjøvik. Farm, between 1900 and 1950
Farm, between 1900 and 1950
Gjøvik. Hotel 'Victoria', between 1900 and 1950
Hotel 'Victoria', between 1900 and 1950
Gjøvik. Marketplace, 1954
Marketplace, 1954
Gjøvik. Panorama of city street, between 1900 and 1950
Panorama of city street, between 1900 and 1950
Gjøvik. Panorama of city street, between 1900 and 1950
Panorama of city street, between 1900 and 1950
Gjøvik. Panorama of city street, between 1900 and 1950
Panorama of city street, between 1900 and 1950
Gjøvik. Panorama of city street, 1954
Panorama of city street, 1954
Gjøvik. Panorama of city street and square, between 1900 and 1950
Panorama of city street and square, between 1900 and 1950
Gjøvik. Railway station, platform, between 1900 and 1950
Railway station, platform, between 1900 and 1950
Gjøvik. Railway station, platform, train, between 1902 and 1920
Railway station, platform, train, between 1902 and 1920
Gjøvik. Railway station, square, between 1900 and 1950
Railway station, square, between 1900 and 1950
Gjøvik. Savings bank, Hotel, between 1945 and 1960
Savings bank, Hotel, between 1945 and 1960
Gjøvik. School, between 1902 and 1905
School, between 1902 and 1905
Gjøvik. Strand hotel, 1954
Strand hotel, 1954
Gjøvik. Toten cellulose factory in Hunndalen, 1921
Toten cellulose factory in Hunndalen, 1921



Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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