Look! It's Henrik Ibsen!
He was a major Norwegian playwright and poet.
His mutton chops were pretty major, too, as you can see.
And this is a man named Kristian Birkeland.
He was a Norwegian scientist who studied the aurora borealis. He was nominated for a Nobel Prize seven times!
If you’re Norwegian, you might recognize him from the 200 Kroner note.
Most of Størmer’s photographs appear to be taken while he was walking around town, but a few were taken on a sailboat. Looks like a great time!
Although we do have to wonder how hot it was on this particular day.
Imagine being out on a boat wearing all those layers!
Here’s a picture of a guy using what appears to be a sextant. It’s a tool used by astronomers to measure the angle between something in the sky and the horizon. It makes sense that Størmer would have hung out with scientists like the one pictured above. We can only imagine what their conversations were like!
Størmer didn’t just take pictures of adults within his own industry, though. Some of the most fascinating photos we found were of children…