The names of Alette Schreiner (1873-1951) and Kristian Emil Schreiners (1874-1957 are linked with the development of the institute and pyshical anthroplogy in Norway, a descriptive work that was based on studies and measuring human types, they studied both living people and skeletons from different parts of Norway, especially in Sámi areas, large collections of material was gathered at the institute in the peroid called the "Schreinerske era".

The photographs in this Series are from a study conducted in 1924 that took place in Setesdal, Aust-Agder in southern Norway, in the unique rural community of Valle that was believed to have been largly isolated from industrilization and the changes of the outside world.