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Name Bertil, Prince, son of Gustaf VI Adolf, King of Sweden, 1912-1997
Number of Archive records 0.0
Number of Photo records 81.0

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Image of John Ericsson Republican League of Illinois records - Prince Bertil, Swedish Pioneer Centennial in Galesburg

John Ericsson Republican League of Illinois records - Prince Bertil, Swedish Pioneer Centennial in Galesburg

Prince Bertil and Galesburg Mayor Ralph B. Johnson, 1948 during the Swedish Pioneer Centennial celebration, in Galesburg, Illinois.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Prince Bertil speaking and shaking hands with an unknown gentleman.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

A photograph documenting the arrival of members of The Official Swedish Delegation in Chicago, Illinois for The Centennial Celebration of The Swedish Pioneer Centennial Association in 1948. The photograph shows members of the delegation standing on the train platform with members of the National Centennial Committee and the Chicago Pioneer Centennial Committee. Included in the sleeve holding the photograph are two notecards with the names of the people photographed. The following text is from those two notecards and supported with research on the people of the committees and those in The Official Swedish Delegation. "10. Chicago arrival - Rev. C. George Ericson on steps of train - far left G

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Prince Bertil speaking into a microphone on a raised platform with patriotic bunting and flags (both American and Swedish). Karin Koch also stands on the platform. Others on the platform are unidentifiable along with the location of the photograph.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

On June 4, 1948, President Harry S. Truman awarded Prince Bertil of Sweden the Legion of Merit, Degree of Commander, "In exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the U.S." The photograph shows President Harry S. Truman presenting the award to Prince Bertil of Sweden. The two men are shaking hands and President Truman is lifting the medal off Prince Bertil's chest. There is an unnamed man standing behind Prince Bertil and President Truman. There is a bookshelf visible in the background. Printed on the back of the photograph is, "ACME NEWSPICTURES - DIVISION OF NEA SERVICE, Inc. - TRIBUNE TOWER CHICAGO, ILL. - THIS PICTURE IS

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows a press conference. Prince Bertil is talking at the Swedish Consulate General 600 Park Avenue in New York. People are gathered around the desk facing him. Gunnar Gunnarsson on the far right.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows a press conference for Prince Bertil. This photograph is taken in the Swedish Consulate General 600 Park Avenue in New York. People are gathered around the desk facing him. Einar Sjögren far lower left.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Prince Bertil and two other men standing together outside. From left to right: Martin Alan, Prince Bertil, and Swan Hilman. A few crowd members can be seen in the background of the photograph.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows a ceremony occurring. There are crowds standing listening to a speaker. The speaker is standing on a stage that is decorated with an American flag and Swedish flag as well as patriotic banners. There is a group of men in singing uniforms and caps. Members of the press stand in front of the stage. Prince Bertil of Sweden can be identified as one of the people standing on the stage. The man standing to Prince Bertil's right may be Carl Hjalmar Lundquist. Carl Hjalmar Lundquist was a Chicago attorney and secretary of the Chicago Pioneer Centennial Committee. Gösta Oldenburg may be on the far right standing closest to the Swedish flag. Gösta Oldenburg was representing Swede

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Prince Bertil speaking into a National Broadcasting Company (NBC) microphone while smoking a cigarette. Some members of a crowd can be seen in the background.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Prince Bertil and two other men standing together outside. From left to right: Martin Alan, Prince Bertil, and Swan Hilman. A few crowd members can be seen in the background of the photograph. See MSS P:308 PH-119.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Prince Bertil sitting at a table smoking a cigarette while a crowd looks on. As indicated by the back of the photograph Vilas Johnson is present; he is most likely the man with the ribbon on his lapel.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Prince Bertil standing near a train and train tracks. He is speaking to a few people. Karin Koch and Vilas Johnson can be identified on the far lower right hand side of the photograph. Behind the prince is press and media persons. In the middle is Gunnar Gunnarson.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Prince Bertil listening to a set of headphones. A color guard can be seen behind him carrying flags and wearing uniforms. An unidentified man stands in front of Prince Bertil.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Prince Bertil and two unknown gentlemen standing inside a building speaking and laughing with one another.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Prince Bertil sitting at a dinner table speaking with an unknown gentleman. There are flowers in the table along with cups and glasses.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Prince Bertil (middle) speaking with two unknown gentlemen. Trees and part of a vehicle can be seen in the background.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Prince Bertil speaking with an unknown gentleman at a table. There is Canada Dry Water on the table.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Prince Bertil speaking with an unknown woman (middle) and Karin Koch (right).

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows wooden stands with a crowd sitting on them. The focus of the photograph is Prince Bertil of Sweden and the children sitting to his left and right. Prince Bertil holds a cigarette in his left hand. The boys to Prince Bertil's right are wearing baseball caps. Some of the children hold snacks including Fresh Roasted Peanuts. According to The American Swedish Monthly: Swedish Pioneer Centennial 1848-1948 [June 1948 issue found in the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research stacks at: Immig. f E 184 .S23 A7 24251707] "on the morning of June 8 automobiles will bring the party to Rockford, where at 1:00 o'clock a luncheon will be given by the Rockford Committee. At 6:45 p.m.