|Collection name||Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.|
The Rockford Rox was a minor league baseball team that played in Rockford, Illinois. This photograph shows one of the members on the baseball team kneeing by the fence to talk to Prince Bertil of Sweden. The baseball player is clothed in his uniform with baseball cap.
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. the Swedish Pioneer Centennial Parade will begin its march to the Rockford Stadium where a festival will be held."
Kastrup, Allan, 1906-
Swedish Pioneer Centennial 1948
Bertil, Prince, son of Gustaf VI Adolf, King of Sweden, 1912-1997
American Swedish News Exchange (New York, N.Y.)
|Catalog Number||MSS P:308 ph 20|