Sweden - Expo Saint-Louis 1904

Sweden at the Exhibition Expo Saint-Louis 1904

Nestled modestly among the exhibition's most pretentious buildings is a typical 16th-century Swedish house, brought to the exhibition as a piece of kit and rebuilt on site to represent King Oscar's government during the exhibition.

The pavilion is surrounded by a characteristic Swedish garden.

All the materials used in this building come from the vast forests of Sweden.

Even the furniture provided for the rooms has been selected to match the rest of the pavilion.

In a niche in the wall is a beautiful bust of the Swedish king, and the walls are decorated with memorabilia from Swedish history.

There are examples of pottery with the Gustafsberg pottery, a library of Swedish authors, and pictures of the natural landscape.

The offices of the Royal Swedish Commission are in a wing of the building.