Council Room, Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

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The Royal Palace of Sweden is noted for its size and beauty. It is only three stories high, but it is 400 feet long and 380 feet wide. The building is about an open court almost square in shape. It is built where there once stood the home of Swedish kings. The Council Room here pictured is where many questions of state have been settled. Here sit the wise men of the kingdom to say what Sweden shall or shall not do. It is a beautiful room, with fine tapestries on the wall. Can you make out what is happening in each of the pictures in the tapestries? There are other rooms in the Palace as fine as this. The Palace is a storehouse of statues, paintings, and silver plate. In the throne room are two silver thrones. The King lives in Stockholm in the winter, but spends his summers in castles at Haga or Ulricksdal. Stockholm is the center of life in Sweden. It is the largest city and the capital. It is first in trade and manufactures. There are iron and steel factories. Swedish steel is of fine quality. There are great shipbuilding yards, breweries, and tobacco factories. The word "Stockholm" means "isle of the log"; but nobody know why it is so named. The three chief industries of Sweden are lumbering, farming, and iron working. Much of the timber is made into pulp for paper. The farms are small, and the climate is too cold to allow many farm products to grow. But the fields are carefully tilled. Sweden is one of the great iron storehouses for Europe. A great deal of the ore is shipped to England and Germany. What are some of the other cities in Sweden? Find out in what states of the United States the Swedes settled. Keystone ID: 13003 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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