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 Decade: 1910-1919
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
1910 Central School Class Photo

1910 Central School Class Photo

Date: 1910~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of children and an adult female standing before a building with two windows. The children are variously dressed in pants, shorts, and dresses. None of them are wearing shoes. The adult woman on the far right wears a light-colored top and a floor-length, full skirt. There is an irregular piece of cardboard taped on the back of the photograph. Hand-written text in pencil is partially seen, and reads, "School Circa 1910".
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
1914 School Photo

1914 School Photo

Date: 1914
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of the Danevang School class of 1914 in front of a building. There are three visible windows. The students have been separated into boys and girls, with the girls standing in the center and the boys surrounding them on each side and behind them. The girls wear long, light-colored dresses belted at the waist. The boys wear formal attire. The girls have been identified, from left to right, as unknown, Esther Knudsen, Elna Petersen, Andrea Hansen, Emelia Andersen, Gertrude Strarup, and Christine Olsen. Three names have been provided for the boys but it cannot be stated with certainty to whom they apply. Black, rough patches of paper on the back of the postcard remain on each corner from wherever it was torn out of.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[1915 Danevang Baseball Team]

[1915 Danevang Baseball Team]

Date: 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of the 1915 Danevang baseball team in uniforms, posed outdoors at the Danevang baseball diamond. They are arranged in three rows; four men are seated and five men are kneeling. Standing behind the team is one man, identified as the manager, Axel Petersen; he is not in uniform.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
1919 Confirmation Class

1919 Confirmation Class

Date: 1919
Creator: unknown
Description: A black and white photograph of a confirmation class standing in front of the Danevang Lutheran Church, which has the inscription "ANS GAR KIRKE" above the doorway. The class consists of nine girls and two boys. The girls are wearing white dresses and a few of them have flowers pinned to their waists. The boys wear dark formal attire and dark hats. A clergyman identified as Reverend N. Moller accompanies the class.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Abelone Wind in Her Confirmation Dress]

[Abelone Wind in Her Confirmation Dress]

Date: April 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard featuring a black and white portrait of a young woman, identified as Abelone Wind, standing on top of a couple of intricate rugs. Behind her is a painted backdrop. She is wearing a white Confirmation dress, a white bow in her hair, and black shoes. Her right arm is resting on a elaborately woven wicker chair.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Aerial View of Flood]

[Aerial View of Flood]

Date: 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Aerial photograph of the 1915 flood in Port Arthur. The streets are covered in water, and houses can be seen into the distance. The caption on the photograph reads, "Looking west from wireless tower at college. August 16-17 Flood, 1915."
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Amelia Carr and Her Mother]

[Amelia Carr and Her Mother]

Date: 1917
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two women, identified as Amelia Carr and her mother, standing outside. Both are wearing long white dresses and white shoes. They have their arms around each other and are laughing.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Andrew J. Jensen's Honorable Discharge from the Army of the United States]

[Andrew J. Jensen's Honorable Discharge from the Army of the United States]

Date: 1919-06-26/1940-06-24
Creator: unknown
Description: Discharge paper given to Andrew J. Jensen from the Army of the United States. The document states that Andrew was honorably discharged from his position of mechanic by reason of demobilization. Andrew's physical description follows, along with signatures from a commanding officer. Further biographical information is given on the back. Additionally, a piece of paper has been stapled on the back that was signed by the clerk of the county court in Wharton authenticating the document.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Andrew Jensen Military Promotion

Andrew Jensen Military Promotion

Date: June 1, 1918
Creator: unknown
Description: Hand-written and printed document from the United States Army given to Andrew Jensen after a military promotion. At the very top of the document, there is a black and white illustration of an eagle amongst various symbolic elements that make up the particular emblem. It hovers over bold text and is enclosed in a gray cloud-like gray area. The document states that Andrew made the transition to corporal at Camp Travis in Texas. Crease lines can be seen both length-wise and width-wise.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Andrew Jensen's Declaration of Intention

Andrew Jensen's Declaration of Intention

Date: May 27, 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: Declaration of Intention given to Andrew Jensen from the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization. Signed in the county of Matagorda, the document declares Andrew's intention to become a natural citizen of the United States. It renounces his citizenship in Denmark and the King Frederick VIII. An embossed seal can be seen on the bottom left corner.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
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