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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 Prince Bertil of Sweden presenting his speech at the podium with the Presidential seal.

In the background, behind Prince Bertil, on the left is Vilas Johnson. 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. On the right is Olof Rydbeck. Rydbeck was the First Secretary of the Swedish Embassy and a person representing Sweden in the U.S.
Place Chicago, Ill.
Search Terms Kastrup, Allan, 1906-
Johnson, Vilas
Bertil, Prince, son of Gustaf VI Adolf, King of Sweden, 1912-1997
Chicago (Ill.)
Swedish Pioneer Centennial 1948
Rydbeck, Olof, 1913-1995
American Swedish News Exchange (New York, N.Y.)
Catalog Number MSS P:308 ph 8
Rights Statement All rights belong to Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center.