I came across this set at Flickr this morning, part of the Swedish National Heritage Board's collection, and was struck by the generous and wonderful beards on every one of the men. These particular photos were all taken by Einar Erici in the 1930s -- he was obviously a talented and sensitive photographer, to judge by the character studies that each of these photographs becomes.
The coachman C. P. Lundström, born in 1851, and his wife, who lived in Södra Trädgårdsgatan street in Gävle, Gävleborg province.
The postman Anders Wedin in Enånger, Hälsingland. Born in 1866.
The master painter (målarmästaren) Olof Nilsson, Kulladal, Skåne. Aged seventy; born in 1865.
A man on the doorsteps to a house, place unknown.
Churchwarden Anders Andersson, born in 1866, and his wife, of Brunn, Gästrikland.
The verger (kyrkvaktmästaren) Andersson, born in 1858, and his wife, of Skederid, Uppland.
The farmer J. Johansson, seventy years old, with a cat, in Åslunda, Uppland.
The crofter G. V. Gustafsson, born in 1872, of Margretelund, Uppland.
Oskar Almgren in Stockholm, born in 1852, smith at the Maritime Pilots Administration.
The parish constable (fjärdingsmannen) August Ländin in Åkeshov, Uppland playing the guitar. Born in 1863.
The yeoman farmer (hemmansägaren) Carl Anders Samuelsson, born in 1857, and his wife Anna Lena, of Stigåsa, Småland, in 1932.