A Tribute to the Swedish American Line
The White Viking Fleet - 100 Year Anniversary 2015
25 Years on the Internet


Dr Maurits Lindblad
and Nurse Anna-Greta Lindblad

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The following photos have been contributed by Gunilla Lindblad,
daughter of Dr Maurits Lindblad and his wife Anna-Greta
They served in the Gripholm's hospital 1931-1936.
Dr Lindblad also served on the Drottningholm for one month in 1932.
Those photos have been added to the Drottningholm page.

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Anna-Greta and Maurits Lindblad


Early in the 1930's Anna-Greta Weber was working as a nurse at the prestigeous hospital "Sophiahemmet" in Stockholm. One of her patients was Axel Jonsson, the CEO of the Swedish American Line. After his treatment, he asked if she would allow him to give her a small gift.

"No gift", she replied. "But some day I would like to visit the beautiful Gripsholm."

That is how she came to be employed as a nurse on the ship. There she met the ship's surgeon, Dr Maurits Lindblad. In 1935 they were married.

At Sophiahemmet, "Phian".

Maurits Lindblad.

Anna-Greta Weber.

Greta Garbo on deck.
Lindblad collection.

Dr Lindblad made several private notations from his voyages. One of them concerns Greta Garbo. At the dinner table, Garbo accidentally put the lit end of her cigarette, a Russian Papiross, to her mouth. She screamed and was very upset. Dr Lindblad had to calm her down and treat the wound on the tip of her tounge.

Lindblad collection.

Manhattan, early 1930's.

The SS Majestic and the SS Leviathan.
The Empire State Building was built in 1930-31,
probably just a matter of months before this photo was taken.
Lindblad collection.

The Piers of the Hamburg-American Line.
Lindblad collection.

Dr Lindblad also made a list of famous persons he had met, among them Ernest Hemingway, Prince Harald and Princess Helena of Denmark, and Greta Garbo,

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