|Collection name||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. 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 18|