|Collection name||Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.|
This photograph shows the color guard presenting the colors at the beginning of a parade in Rockford, Illinois. The Swedish flag is among the procession. On the side of the street are many seats set up and men and women are standing for the flags. The color guard is dressed in uniform.
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
American Swedish News Exchange (New York, N.Y.)
|Catalog Number||MSS P:308 ph 13|
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