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The website was started in 1998, when my sons and I needed some kind of activity during a rainy summer week. Since then the website has developed into a huge portal and resource about an important part of 20th century shipping and Swedish corporate history. The site also plays a central part in my interest in the Swedish - American heritage.

Artwork on the Kungsholm

About SALPosted by Lars Hemingstam Jun 24, 2010 21:27:56

Today I received an encouraging message from David Leidenborg in Gothenburg, concerning the four statues that have disappeared from the Kungsholm's Auditorium. According to Mr Leidenborg, the statues are in safe hands at the Maritime Museum in Gothenburg.

Hopefully, the large intarsia will be rescued in a similar fashion.

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Posted by Lars Hemingstam Jun 28, 2010 06:14:14

Thank you for this explanation. So, it may still be a mystery where the four original figures are, as well as where the other Stig Blomberg artwork is now.

Posted by Bengt Lundberg Jun 28, 2010 00:28:00

I am not sure if this is the originals from Kungsholm. The Maritime Museum in Gothenburg has the original molds, they were on display years ago during the SAL Exhibition. Also what happened to the the two artwork by the same artist Stig Blomberg located at the aft entrance to the Dining Room depict both the Old and New World. Originally they were on the Stockholm built 1948.

Posted by L-O Jun 25, 2010 10:02:53