SOLD! for $551.00.
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Swedish Movie Actress Ingrid Bergman signed letter, dated March 11, 1945, written to Captain Raymond T. Swenson from Bergmen regarding a visit to his parents farm in Minnesota. The Swenson family farm, Glenwater Farms, was selected as a typical Swedish-American farm for Bergman to visit in February 1945 and while there she learned of Major Swenson's service in the military. The letter reads, "Not long ago I visited your home in Minnesota and we talked so much about the boys that were not at home, so I wanted to send you a little greeting – though we don't know each other. Your parents and brothers are such grand people, it makes me very proud to be a Swede too and I hope you"ll soon be back with them. Good Luck! Ingrid Bergman". This lot also includes the original envelope, two photos of Bergman taken during her visit to the farm, and a newspaper article discussing Major Swenson's return home and the Ingrid Bergman visit to his family's farm. Biography: Captain Raymond Swenson was an American bomber pilot during WWII. While in route to Pearl Harbor, his plane was destroyed in the attack, making him the first American pilot shot down in WWII. Condition: Tape residue to edges of photos and newspaper clipping. Folds and toning to letter.