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Catalog Number PC 04
Object Name Photograph collection
Collection Turnblad Mansion Interior Photos
Title Turnblad mansion interior photos
Scope & Content This is one of the most important aspects of the photograph collection of the American Swedish Institute as it documents, floor by floor, the interior of the mansion after the Swan Turnblad family moved out in 1929. It includes details of the kakelugn stoves and the woodcarvings, as well as general views of the rooms. It does not include kitchen or bathrooms. The 1930 photos (from 8x10 film negatives) were made by a professional photographer and illustrate the look of the mansion before the American Swedish Institute began exhibiting artifacts in the mansion rooms.
Series in Collection Arrangement composed by Virginia Taylor and amplified by Bonnie Wilson.
Physical Dimensions 0.50 cu. ft. in 13 folders:
interior, 1930, lower level: A1-#08
interior, 1930, first floor: A1-#09 (see digital file)
interior, 1930, second floor: A1-#10
interior, 1930, third floor: A1-#11
Grand Hall, 1940-present: A1-#12
Lower level, 1940-present: A1-#12a
First floor, 1940-present: A1-#13
Second floor, 1940-present: A1-#14
Third floor, 1940-present: A1-#15
Interior details, including Kakelunger, 1940-present: A1#16
Copyrights Copyright for this collection is held by the American Swedish Institute. Staff will provide photocopies of collection materials for personal use at researcher's expense. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials must be secured in writing from the American Swedish Institute.