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National fair - Bergen 1928

In the wet summer of 1928 Bergen city held a great National fair in the city center. The entire erea around the lake Lille Lungegårdsvann was filled with pavillions, restaurants, stalls and amusements. 600 000 visitors is said to have enjoyed the fair in its four monts of glory.

National photographer Knud Knudsen both had his own exhibition studio, for portraits and family photos, and went around the site documenting the event for us to see.

From the picture postcards Knud Knudsen made before and during the event, Bergen Public Library has picked out a small set for your amusement. Enjoy.
Fun at the amusement park
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Amusement park under contruction

View of the contruction site of the amusement park for the National fair in Bergen 1928. Bergen Public Library building seen in the back (right). Artist: Atelier K.K. (Knud Knudsen)

Boats on the lake

Exotic boats on the lake Lille Lungegårdsvann in the center of the National fair in Bergen 1928. Artist: Atelier K.K. (Knud Knudsen)

Building the amusement park

Builders contructing parts of the amusement park for the Narional fair in Bergen 1928 Artist: Atelier K.K. (Knud Knudsen)

Fun at the amusement park

Detail of the amusement park at the National fair in Bergen 1828. Artist: Atelier K.K. (Knud Knudsen)

Fun at the amusement park

The amusement park at the National fair in Bergen 1928 Artist: Atelier K.K. (Knud Knudsen)

Lach Salon

Part of the amusement park of the National fair in Bergen 1928. Artist: Atelier K.K. (Knud Knudsen)

National fair - reverse view

Reverse view of the main entrance of the National fair, still under contruction Artist: Atelier K.K. (Knud Knudsen)

Nightview of the fair

National fair - reverse view night time. Artist: Atelier K.K. (Knud Knudsen)

Nightview of the fair

Nightview of the National fair in Bergen 1928. Artist: Atelier K.K. (Knud Knudsen)

Overview of the fair - before the opening

Overview of the main entrance before opening Artist: Atelier K.K. (Knud Knudsen)

Sami village in Kanadaskogen

In connection to the National fair in Bergen the city made arrangements for a small Sami village in the nearby Kanadaskogen (lit. Canadian forest) so that locals and turists could get an authentic feeling of th... more

The Hansa bottle

The Hansa brewery pavillion Artist: Atelier K.K. (Knud Knudsen)

The King arrives

Norwegian King Haakon VII arrives at the National fair in Bergen 1928. Artist: Atelier K.K. (Knud Knudsen)

The main entrance - under construction

The main entrance under contruction. Bergen Public Library building seen in the back. Artist: Atelier K.K. (Knud Knudsen)

The main entrance - under construction

The fair´s entrance under contruction April 1928 Artist: Atelier K.K. (Knud Knudsen)

Tobacco tower

A tower erected by a tobacco company in the middle of the park´s artificial lake (known today as Lille Lungegårdsvann). Artist: Atelier K.K. (Knud Knudsen)

View of the National fair in Bergen 1928

Overview picture of the National fair in Bergen 1928. The artificial lake, Lille Lungegårdsvann, in the center. Bergen Public Library seen in the far back to the left. Artist: Atelier K.K. (Knud Knudsen)

Winter before the fair

Contruction site of the National fair. Artist: Atelier K.K. (Knud Knudsen)