Image 10/12: Wedding photo of Leonora Frances Curtin and Y.A. Paloheimo

Wedding photo, Leonora Frances Curtin and Y.A. Paloheimo Date 1946

 Following World War II, George Paloheimo and Leonora Curtin were introduced by mutual friends.  He had been in charge of building the Finnish Pavilion at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City.  He was then appointed as its Commissioner General.  The sophisticated pair’s shared interests in folk culture, art, languages and preservation quickly apparent, they were married in New York City in 1946.  They settled in Pasadena at the family home.  It became the Finnish Consulate in 1948.

 

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