Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Frederik and Ingrid in Chicago

April 23, 1939

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Ingrid arrived in Chicago this afternoon for a three day visit.  They traveled by train from Minneapolis, reports the New York Times.

The young couple received a "tumultuous welcome" from several thousand people, including representatives from Chicago's Scandinavian community.  There were large cheers when they alighted from the train at Union Station.

They are now attending a "large reception" in their honor at the Danish Trinity Lutheran church.

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