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Collection name Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.
Date 06/04/1948
Description The Centennial Celebration began at the Chicago Stadium on June 4th, 1948, where approximately 18,000 people gathered to hear President Truman, Prince Bertil of Sweden, Carl Sandburg and others speak and perform. This photograph shows President Harry S. Truman presenting his speech at the podium with the Presidential seal.

In the background, behind the president, members of the Official Swedish Delegation and the Pioneer Committees can be seen, including but not limited to, Dr. Nanna Svartz, Ingeborg Sylvander, and Vilas Johnson.

Ingeborg Sylvander is clothed in a light colored dress, dark fur jacket, and hat. Dr. Nanna Svartz is clothed in a dark skirt and jacket with light colored bow. Dr. Nanna Svartz was a professor of medicine at the Carolinian Institute, head physician of the Carolinian Hospital, and member of the Official Swedish Delegation. Ingeborg Sylvander was the assistant to the executive secretary of the Association and corresponding secretary of the Chicago Committee. Vilas Johnson was of the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Company in Chicago, Illinois, chairman of the Chicago Committee, and vice president of the Association.

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." Written on the back of the photograph is, "Chicago - Ref Vilas".
Place Chicago, Ill.
Search Terms Kastrup, Allan, 1906-
News
Johnson, Vilas
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Bertil, Prince, son of Gustaf VI Adolf, King of Sweden, 1912-1997
Chicago (Ill.)
Swedish Pioneer Centennial 1948
Svartz, Dr. Nanna, 1890-1986
Sylvander, Ingeborg, 1898-1986
Presidents
American Swedish News Exchange (New York, N.Y.)
Catalog Number MSS P:308 ph 7
Comments
Rights Statement All rights belong to Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center.