The Mysterious Disappearance of the Bust of Swedenborg

Click these links to learn about the disappearance of the 1924 bronze bust of Swedenborg sculpted by Swedish artist Adolf Jonsson that once graced Lincoln Park in Chicago. The bust was stolen in 1976, most likely for the value of the metal.

Information about the theft.

History of the bust and details about its original dedication ceremony.

Fortunately, the original mold used to cast the bust was identified and put to good use. A replacement for the bust has been recast and is on its way to Chicago. More information will be provided about the re-dedication when available!

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