Crown Prince Gustavus Adolphus (1882-1973)

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Oscar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Gustaf Adolf (1882-1973) was Crown Prince of Sweden from 1907 until 1950, when he became King Gustaf Adolf. This photograph was made in Washington, D.C., on May 29, 1926, when the Crown Prince dedicated the John Ericsson Memorial commemorating the inventions and accomplishments of the Swedish engineer. The Crown Prince was wearing a hat with yellow plumes and, along with U.S. President Calvin Coolidge, spoke before a crowd of 5,000.


  • Gustav VI Adolf King of Sweden 1882-1973
  • Ericsson, John 1803-1889
  • Coolidge, Calvin 1872-1933

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-2185

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Black-and-white photographs

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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-2185]

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Gelatin silver prints

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