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Portrait of Oscar II, King of Sweden in suit hands folded in front
Oscar II ruled over both Sweden (1872-1907) and Norway (1872-1905). He met General and Mrs. Grant in Christiana, the Capital of Norway. The King had made the journey from Stolkholm to the Norwegian Capital for the specific purpose of welcoming the Grants. This was only the beginning of what the Grants found as hospitable attention during their stay in Norway and Sweden. General and Mrs. Grant were met with lavish receptions by their enthusiastic hosts. John Russell Young noted the Norwegian and Swede villages and cities were greatly decorated in anticipation of the Grants' visit. General Grant was touched by this gesture. He noted that even the village peasants had made an effort to decorate their homes in his honor. The King also opened all of the Swedish palaces for the Grants to tour. Later during their stay, the King and Queen held a banquet for the Grants at their country residence, Oscarshal.
Ulysses Grant Dietz
Selma Jacobsson, KongL Hof-Fotograf, Stockholm. Photo formerly part of the Charles L. Ritzmann Collection, 943 Broadway, N.Y.
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