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American Swedish Historical Museum [Contact Us]
1904-1974
(Bulk: 1929-1965)
Creator:
American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Extent: 2.4 linear feet
Amandus Johnson (1877-1974) was a prominent figure in the Swedish American community who was instrumental in the founding and early operations of the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The American Swedish Historical Museum Amandus Johnson collection, 1904-1974, is an assembled collection of records relating to Johnson's role in the American Swedish Historical Museum, as well as some of his private papers and scholarship. It features a large number of glass plate and film negatives of pages of documents, exhibits, places in Sweden, etc. (View full finding aid.)
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American Swedish Historical Museum Amandus Johnson collection
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American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
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ASHM.10
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2.4 linear feet
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1904-1974
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1929-1965
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Amandus Johnson (1877-1974) was a prominent figure in the Swedish American community who was instrumental in the founding and early operations of the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The American Swedish Historical Museum Amandus Johnson collection, 1904-1974, is an assembled collection of records relating to Johnson's role in the American Swedish Historical Museum, as well as some of his private papers and scholarship. It features a large number of glass plate and film negatives of pages of documents, exhibits, places in Sweden, etc.
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American Swedish Historical Museum [Contact Us]
1702-1981
Creator:
American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Extent: 11.5 linear feet
The American Swedish Historical Museum document and photograph collection, 1702-1981, consists of miscellaneous documents and photographs collected by the American Swedish Historical Museum. It includes correspondence, printed broadsides, certificates, deeds, manuscripts and stage scripts, photographs, glass and film negatives, Speakophone recordings, and many other document types. The materials relate to Americans of Swedish descent, Sweden and Swedish culture, the founding of the Swedish American Historical Museum, and associated topics. (View full finding aid.)
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American Swedish Historical Museum document and photograph collection
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American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
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ASHM.03
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11.5 linear feet
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1702-1981
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The American Swedish Historical Museum document and photograph collection, 1702-1981, consists of miscellaneous documents and photographs collected by the American Swedish Historical Museum. It includes correspondence, printed broadsides, certificates, deeds, manuscripts and stage scripts, photographs, glass and film negatives, Speakophone recordings, and many other document types. The materials relate to Americans of Swedish descent, Sweden and Swedish culture, the founding of the Swedish American Historical Museum, and associated topics.
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American Swedish Historical Museum [Contact Us]
1847-1960
(Bulk: 1847-1864)
Creator:
American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Extent: 0.6 linear feet
Fredrika Bremer (1801-1865) was a Swedish author and feminist of international renown. The American Swedish Historical Museum Fredrika Bremer collection, 1847-1960, contains correspondence and photographs. The highlight of the collection is an original manuscript for Bremer's Hertha. (View full finding aid.)
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American Swedish Historical Museum Fredrika Bremer collection
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American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
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ASHM.02
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0.6 linear feet
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1847-1960
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1847-1864
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Fredrika Bremer (1801-1865) was a Swedish author and feminist of international renown. The American Swedish Historical Museum Fredrika Bremer collection, 1847-1960, contains correspondence and photographs. The highlight of the collection is an original manuscript for Bremer's Hertha.
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American Swedish Historical Museum [Contact Us]
1880-1992
Creator:
American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Extent: 7.8 linear feet
The American Swedish Historical Museum genealogy collection, 1880-1922, consists of genealogical research materials collected by the American Swedish Historical Museum on various American families of Swedish descent. It is arranged in two series: Series I. Genealogy files in alphabetical order, and Series II. Miscellaneous narrative genealogies, family history notes, and family trees. The genealogy files typically include a family history fact sheet, and any combination of the following: photographs, newspaper clippings, short genealogical narratives, research notes, correspondence with the American Swedish Historical Museum. (View full finding aid.)
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American Swedish Historical Museum genealogy collection
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American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
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ASHM.13
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7.8 linear feet
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1880-1992
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The American Swedish Historical Museum genealogy collection, 1880-1922, consists of genealogical research materials collected by the American Swedish Historical Museum on various American families of Swedish descent. It is arranged in two series: Series I. Genealogy files in alphabetical order, and Series II. Miscellaneous narrative genealogies, family history notes, and family trees. The genealogy files typically include a family history fact sheet, and any combination of the following: photographs, newspaper clippings, short genealogical narratives, research notes, correspondence with the American Swedish Historical Museum.
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American Swedish Historical Museum [Contact Us]
1832-1950
(Bulk: 1847-1851)
Creator:
American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
Jenny Lind (Johanna Maria Lind, 1820-1887) was a Swedish-born operatic and oratorio soprano admired for her vocal control and agility and for the purity and naturalness of her art. She toured the United States with P.T. Barnum in 1950 and married her accompanist, Otto Goldschmidt, in 1952. The American Swedish Historical Museum Jenny Lind collection, 1832-1950, is comprised of sheet music, correspondence, programs and prints, ephemera, and a few daguerreotypes. There is also a series of Abel Ahlquist's research on Jenny Lind, circa 1918-1933. (View full finding aid.)
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American Swedish Historical Museum Jenny Lind collection
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American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
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ASHM.01
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2.5 linear feet
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1832-1950
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1847-1851
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Jenny Lind (Johanna Maria Lind, 1820-1887) was a Swedish-born operatic and oratorio soprano admired for her vocal control and agility and for the purity and naturalness of her art. She toured the United States with P.T. Barnum in 1950 and married her accompanist, Otto Goldschmidt, in 1952. The American Swedish Historical Museum Jenny Lind collection, 1832-1950, is comprised of sheet music, correspondence, programs and prints, ephemera, and a few daguerreotypes. There is also a series of Abel Ahlquist's research on Jenny Lind, circa 1918-1933.
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American Swedish Historical Museum [Contact Us]
1838-1938
(Bulk: 1859-1890)
Creator:
American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Extent: 16 linear feet
John Ericsson (1803-1889) was an inventor and engineer best known for designing the USS Monitor and innovating propeller-driven boats. The USS Monitor, an ironclad warship, contributed to the Union victory in the Civil War; one of Ericsson's other ships was the first propeller-driven steamer to cross the Atlantic. The American Swedish Historical Museum John Ericsson collection, 1838-1938, encompasses correspondence, financial records, plans and drawings, patents and contracts, scrapbooks, and photographs. It is an invaluable resource for the study of the Civil War, mechanical engineering, famous Swedes in America, and numerous other topics. (View full finding aid.)
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American Swedish Historical Museum John Ericsson collection
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American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
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ASHM.04
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16 linear feet
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1838-1938
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1859-1890
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John Ericsson (1803-1889) was an inventor and engineer best known for designing the USS Monitor and innovating propeller-driven boats. The USS Monitor, an ironclad warship, contributed to the Union victory in the Civil War; one of Ericsson's other ships was the first propeller-driven steamer to cross the Atlantic. The American Swedish Historical Museum John Ericsson collection, 1838-1938, encompasses correspondence, financial records, plans and drawings, patents and contracts, scrapbooks, and photographs. It is an invaluable resource for the study of the Civil War, mechanical engineering, famous Swedes in America, and numerous other topics.
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American Swedish Historical Museum [Contact Us]
1853-1957
Creator:
American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Extent: 2 linear feet
American Swedish Historical Museum relief society records collection, 1853-1957, includes minute books, a membership register, and other records from several benevolent societies organized by Swedes in America. The societies are: the New England Scandinavian Benevolent Relief Society in Boston, the Norrsken Swedish-Finnish Sick Beneficial Society in Philadelphia, and The Northstar Society. This collection also features one volume from the a Swedish choral group, the Harmony Choir. (View full finding aid.)
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American Swedish Historical Museum relief society records collection
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American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
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ASHM.11
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2 linear feet
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1853-1957
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American Swedish Historical Museum relief society records collection, 1853-1957, includes minute books, a membership register, and other records from several benevolent societies organized by Swedes in America. The societies are: the New England Scandinavian Benevolent Relief Society in Boston, the Norrsken Swedish-Finnish Sick Beneficial Society in Philadelphia, and The Northstar Society. This collection also features one volume from the a Swedish choral group, the Harmony Choir.
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American Swedish Historical Museum [Contact Us]
1861-1976
(Bulk: 1920-1960)
Creator:
American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Extent: 6 linear feet
The American Swedish Historical Museum scrapbook collection, 1861-1976, contains various scrapbooks--mostly newspaper clippings scrapbooks--relating to topics of interest to Swedes in America. Major subjects include visits of the Swedish royal family to America, the American Swedish Historical Museum, and specific Swedish or Swedish-American personalities including Jenny Lind and Charles Lindberg. (View full finding aid.)
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American Swedish Historical Museum scrapbook collection
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American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
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ASHM.07
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6 linear feet
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1861-1976
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1920-1960
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The American Swedish Historical Museum scrapbook collection, 1861-1976, contains various scrapbooks--mostly newspaper clippings scrapbooks--relating to topics of interest to Swedes in America. Major subjects include visits of the Swedish royal family to America, the American Swedish Historical Museum, and specific Swedish or Swedish-American personalities including Jenny Lind and Charles Lindberg.
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American Swedish Historical Museum [Contact Us]
1862-1994
(Bulk: 1938-1962)
Creator:
American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Extent: 13.5 linear feet
The American Swedish Historical Museum subject files, 1862-1994 [bulk 1938-1962] is an assembled collection of newspaper clippings, articles, ephemera, photographs, and other materials relating to topics of interest to Swedes in America. The collection is arranged into three series: I. "General subject files"; II. "American Swedish historic sites", and III. "Swedish ambassadors." (View full finding aid.)
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American Swedish Historical Museum subject files
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American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
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ASHM.08
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13.5 linear feet
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1862-1994
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1938-1962
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The American Swedish Historical Museum subject files, 1862-1994 [bulk 1938-1962] is an assembled collection of newspaper clippings, articles, ephemera, photographs, and other materials relating to topics of interest to Swedes in America. The collection is arranged into three series: I. "General subject files"; II. "American Swedish historic sites", and III. "Swedish ambassadors."
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American Swedish Historical Museum [Contact Us]
circa 1860-1947
Creator:
Dale, Ida Dudley
Extent: 2 linear feet
Thomas Jefferson Griffin (1834-1867) was an engineer for the Union Navy during the Civil War, who helped build Ericsson's Monitor and witnessed its infamous battle with the Merrimac. He made approximately 80 voyages with Charles Gideon Dale, a Swedish American naval engineer born circa 1831. Griffin's granddaughter, Ida Dudley Dale, was a resident of Staten Island, New York. The Ida Dudley Dale family papers, circa 1860-1947, include research compiled by Ida Dudley Dale on her genealogy, especially her grandfather, Civil War naval engineer Thomas Jefferson Griffin and his associate Charles Gideon Dale. The collection features some primary materials associated with Griffin and Charles Dale. (View full finding aid.)
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Ida Dudley Dale family papers
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Dale, Ida Dudley
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ASHM.12
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2 linear feet
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circa 1860-1947
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Thomas Jefferson Griffin (1834-1867) was an engineer for the Union Navy during the Civil War, who helped build Ericsson's Monitor and witnessed its infamous battle with the Merrimac. He made approximately 80 voyages with Charles Gideon Dale, a Swedish American naval engineer born circa 1831. Griffin's granddaughter, Ida Dudley Dale, was a resident of Staten Island, New York. The Ida Dudley Dale family papers, circa 1860-1947, include research compiled by Ida Dudley Dale on her genealogy, especially her grandfather, Civil War naval engineer Thomas Jefferson Griffin and his associate Charles Gideon Dale. The collection features some primary materials associated with Griffin and Charles Dale.
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American Swedish Historical Museum [Contact Us]
circa 1850-1890
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Winnberg, Johan Gustav, 1824-1899
Extent: 1.25 linear feet
Johan Gustav Winnberg (1824-1899) was a Swedish-born pharmacist who settled in Jamestown, New York in 1891. The J. G. Winnberg family papers, circa 1850-1890, are comprised of scrapbooks compiled by Johan Gustav Winnberg, poems by Johan, and English-translation school exercise books belonging to his daughters. The scrapbooks are of several types: newspaper clippings, "småplock" ("odds and ends"), and autographs/letters. (View full finding aid.)
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J. G. Winnberg family papers
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Winnberg, Johan Gustav, 1824-1899
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ASHM.05
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1.25 linear feet
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circa 1850-1890
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Johan Gustav Winnberg (1824-1899) was a Swedish-born pharmacist who settled in Jamestown, New York in 1891. The J. G. Winnberg family papers, circa 1850-1890, are comprised of scrapbooks compiled by Johan Gustav Winnberg, poems by Johan, and English-translation school exercise books belonging to his daughters. The scrapbooks are of several types: newspaper clippings, "småplock" ("odds and ends"), and autographs/letters.
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American Swedish Historical Museum [Contact Us]
1917-1936
Creator:
Hoving, Johannes, 1868-1954
Extent: 10.5 linear feet
Johannes Hoving (1868-1954) was a Finnish-born Swedish physician who immigrated to New York in 1903. Hoving was highly involved in and a member of many organizations associated with American-Swedish culture. The Johannes Hoving papers, 1917-1936, consist primarily of correspondence, with clippings, photographs, receipts, tickets, and other ephemera. The bulk relate to Hoving's involvement with the Vasa Order of America, the St. Erik club for Swedish art and writing in America, and other Swedish-American social and cultural groups. (View full finding aid.)
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Johannes Hoving papers
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Hoving, Johannes, 1868-1954
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ASHM.06
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10.5 linear feet
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1917-1936
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Johannes Hoving (1868-1954) was a Finnish-born Swedish physician who immigrated to New York in 1903. Hoving was highly involved in and a member of many organizations associated with American-Swedish culture. The Johannes Hoving papers, 1917-1936, consist primarily of correspondence, with clippings, photographs, receipts, tickets, and other ephemera. The bulk relate to Hoving's involvement with the Vasa Order of America, the St. Erik club for Swedish art and writing in America, and other Swedish-American social and cultural groups.
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American Swedish Historical Museum [Contact Us]
circa 1930s
Creator:
Nordiska museet (Stockholm, Sweden).
Extent: 2.25 linear feet
The Nordic Museum photographs of Swedish manors, circa 1930s, consist of reproduction photographs from the Nordic Museum in Stockholm, Sweden manors collection (herrgårdsarkiv). The photographs are numbered and arranged by county, and labeled with city. They depict manor exteriors and interiors, and include some copies of paintings. (View full finding aid.)
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Nordic Museum photographs of Swedish manors
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Nordiska museet (Stockholm, Sweden).
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ASHM.09
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2.25 linear feet
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circa 1930s
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The Nordic Museum photographs of Swedish manors, circa 1930s, consist of reproduction photographs from the Nordic Museum in Stockholm, Sweden manors collection (herrgårdsarkiv). The photographs are numbered and arranged by county, and labeled with city. They depict manor exteriors and interiors, and include some copies of paintings.
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