Gustav Andersson, a craftsman who makes blocks or pulleys, lives in a timber cottage on the island of Södermalm. He is employed in the navy’s workshops on Skeppsholmen and he makes pulley wheels for rigging ships. He actually works at his lathe in his home.
In the years between 1917 and 1923 Gustav Andersson lives with his family on the upper floor of the cottage. The apartment at the back of the house is rented by Emilia Gustavsson, a widow with five children.
This is how ordinary people might live in Stockholm at the beginning of the 20th century.
Stigbergsgatan 21, Södermalm