Sylvia Pio, Danish-American, history, Paris Commune
This is the story of an unusual Danish-American woman, Sylvia Pio, who was born 1876 in Copenhagen, grew up in Chicago, and died 1932 in Hellerup, a suburb of her native city.
Her childhood in Chicago had a complicated background. Sylvia was the daughter of a famous figure in Danish political history, Louis Pio, who founded the Danish Socialist Party in Copenhagen in 1871. After serving in the army during the Schleswig-Holstein war of 1864, he had entered the Copenhagen postal service, where he is said to have constructed the first red Danish mailbox of the type still in use.
Hvidt, Kristian and Christianson,, J. R. editor and translator
"Sylvia Pio, A Danish-American Livewire,"
The Bridge: Vol. 13:
1, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/thebridge/vol13/iss1/11