|Collection name||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 SOLD TO YOU FOR YOUR PUBLICATION ONLY AND MUST NOT BE LOANED, SYNDICATED OR USED FOR ADVERTISING PURPOSES WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM ACME. - BY ACCEPTING THIS PICTURE YOU AGREE TO HOLD ACME HARMLESS FROM ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING BY REASON OF YOUR USE OR PUBLICATION OF THIS PICTURE."
Kastrup, Allan, 1906-
Swedish Pioneer Centennial 1948
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Bertil, Prince, son of Gustaf VI Adolf, King of Sweden, 1912-1997
Legion of Merit (Military decoration)
American Swedish News Exchange (New York, N.Y.)
|Catalog Number||MSS P:308 ph 10|
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