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 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
[Duus Family Holiday Greeting Photograph]
Two photographs of the same image of the Duus family, which were used as a holiday greeting card and have been placed together with the aid of a small piece of adhesive on the back of the right photograph. The portrait of the family positions Pastor Vagn Duus on the leftmost side, holding a young a boy. The pastor's wife, identified as Gerda Duus, is in the middle, holding a baby in front of her and Sybil Duus on the right. The two boys have not been properly identified, although names have been provided in accompanying information (Verner and Erling). Text beneath the portrait says, "Season's Greetings from Our House to Your House" and has a simple line drawing of a landscape beneath it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223809/
Emil & Myrtle Lauritsen Home
Photograph of a single-story brick home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Emil and Myrtle Lauritsen. The house has green shingles and intersecting hip roofs, one of which projects outwards creating an overhang over the front entrance supported by two slender columns on each corner. There are different species of flowers and plants along the edge of the house. Photograph was taken a short distance away, capturing a well-kept front lawn with short grass. In the background, large trees are visible behind the house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224015/
Verner and Laverne Harton Home
Photograph of a single-story brick home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Laverne and Verner Harton. The house has an intersecting hip roof and a well-kept front lawn. There are no visible trees except for a small bush on the edge of the wall that projects outwardly in the center. A couple of air vents and a wire antenna are seen on the top of the roof. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224012/
A. Heard Home
Photograph of a single-story home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Enor (Billy) Hermansen, previously owned by A. Heard. The house has a white exterior and intersecting dark-colored shingled gable roofs. A tall wire antenna is seen on the front lawn as well as several species of small bushes and plants. Across a walkway in front of the home, there is a parked trailer that blocks what appears to be a second structure on the rightmost side of the image. Two stamps have been placed on the back of the photograph of the same leaping fox logo and the accompanying text that reads, "Fox Photo This paper manufactured by Kodak. Jul 85 - HOU." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224011/
Alfred & Joyce Wind Home
Photograph of a single-story brick home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Alfred and Joyce Wind. The house has an intersecting gable roof with dark-colored shingles. The pediments created by the roofs have been covered with wooden siding; the rest of the walls are covered in alternating dark brick. Two small trees are on the front lawn, and a third much larger tree can be seen behind the house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224017/
Ingvard Andersen Home
Photograph of a single-story home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Ingvard Andersen. Photograph was taken a short distance away from the front entrance, capturing a disheveled lawn with tall trees surrounding the perimeter of the home. There is a parked car facing a fence underneath an overhang that projects from the house. A pitched roof covers the front entrance and two double-hung windows can be seen on either side. Two stamps have been placed on the back of the photograph of the same leaping fox logo and the accompanying text that reads, "Fox Photo This Paper Manufactured by Kodak Jul 85 - HOU". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224010/
Curtis & Patty Jensen
Photograph of a single-story brick home belonging to Curtis and Patty Jensen in Danevang, Texas. Photograph was taken some distance away, capturing some wild plants in the foreground next to a yellow wheel and a deep basin. A few feet away, there is a gravel walkway that runs parallel to the house. Past this walkway, the house is surrounded by a few trees in the front lawn. The home has intersecting gable roofs, one of which projects outwards to the front entrance creating an overhang supported by four brick columns. Different species of bushes and shrubs are along the edge of the home bordered by what appears to a line of bricks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224018/
Kenneth & Anita Christensen Home
Photograph of a single-story brick home belonging to Kenneth and Anita Christensen in Danevang, Texas. Photograph was taken a short distance away, capturing a dirt road that runs in front of the home and a lawn with short grass. There is a large tree near the left corner of the home. The house has a hip roof that projects downwards to the patio, creating a sloping overhang supported by slender columns. On the right wall, there appears to be an entryway. Three windows are also visible on this side of the house, two of which have shutters. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224014/
August Schaer Home
Photograph of a two-story home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to August Schaer. Photograph was taken from a distance, capturing the homestead, which includes the land, a disheveled fence on the left, and two outbuildings to the left and right of the main home. An intersecting gable roof covers the second-story of the house. A hip roof covers the adjacent right side, which projects outwards to the patio creating an overhang supported by slender columns. A purple stamp has been placed on the back of the photograph of a leaping fox logo with accompanying text that reads, "This is a genuine Fox Tone Picture Made by Fox CO. San Antonio, Texas." Rough black patches of paper remain on the back from wherever the picture was torn out of. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224019/
Meta & Ira Penninger Home
Photograph of a single-story home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Meta and Ira (Red) Penninger. The home has horizontal light-colored siding and a shingled, closed gable roof with missing shingles near the top. There are different bushes along the edge of the house. Several double-hung windows are on the front wall. There is a second single-story structure visible in the background on the rightmost side of the image. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224016/
Ted Longwood Homeplace
Photograph of two-story home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Alphonso Zepeda, although original ownership belonged to Theo Longwood. A shingled gable roof projects downwards to the front patio, creating a sloping overhang supported by four slender columns. On the front patio, several chairs have been placed on each side of the front door. Additionally, there is a swing chair that hangs down in front of the left window. Shutter windows are on the first and second floors, and different species of plants and flowers surround the edge of the home. A wire antenna is on the top of the roof, and large trees can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224013/
Berdnt Family Home
Photograph of a two-story home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to the Berndt family. Accompanying information states it was first owned by Hans Berndt, and later, by Christian Berndt, his son. The house has intersecting gable roofs and several double-hung windows on both floors. The front patio overhang is created by a roof projection that slopes downwards and is supported on the front by four slender columns. There are three visible trees in the foreground and a gas tank off to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224025/
Christian and Katrine Nissen
A postcard and photograph of the Nissen family and their home, respectively, held together by a sticker which reads, "Chv. Nissen (Both)." Christian and Katrine Nissen, husband and wife, are presumably pictured in the postcard, but names, although provided, were not matched to individuals. There are several women, men, and children on the postcard. They are in front of a single-story structure with intersecting gable roofs, on a dirt ground with no visible trees or plants. In the photograph, a two-story home with horizontal siding stands amidst several bushes and trees. Intersecting gable roofs cover the second story. A mansard roof further down creates a second-story balcony bordered by railing. This same roof projects outwardly as an overhang supported by four pillars. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph reads, "This home and 80 acres of land was sold. The money sent to Ebenezer Home, Brush, Colorado. The home of Christian and Katrine Nissen (south of the Carl Thyssen home). Aunt Katrine lived there until her death 1/23/53. This was their 2nd home." There is additional text but it cannot be read with certainty. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224022/
[Verner Harton Home]
Photograph of a single-story home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Verner Harton. The house has a couple of intersecting gable roofs, one of which projects outwardly to the front patio creating an overhang supported by two slender columns on the right and left corners. There are six double-hung windows visible throughout the house, as well as small air vents and a front door flanked by patio chairs. A parked car is facing the home on the right side of the image. A windmill is in the background in between the car and the house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224021/
Red and White Grocery Store
Photograph of a two-story structure, identified as the Danevang Food Market, taken from the street. The walls of the building stagger upward creating a tiered facade. On the second floor, there are two double-hung windows. Four equally-spaced cables above them support the weight of an overhang that covers the front doors. Above the overhang, on each side of the sign that reads "Danevang Food Market", there are two round emblems bearing the Coca-Cola logo. A series of windows runs along the first floor. One of them is covered by an ice machine that has been placed just to the right of the front door. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224027/
Hans Jergen Rasmussen Home
Photograph of the front view of a two-story home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Hans Jergen Rasmussen. Photograph was taken a short distance away from the front entrance. A gable roof projects downwards creating a sloping overhang over the front patio. Two windows are on each side of the front door, which is flanked by small oval windows. The second floor has an intersecting gable roof that runs perpendicular to the main roof, and three windows are seen underneath the pediment created by the pitched roof. Accompanying information on the back of the photograph states that the home was started in 1919 and completed after about 14 years by Hans Jergen, his sons, and a man named Dobbins. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224020/
Andrew & Dagny Jensen Marriage License
Marriage license provided to Anders Jessen Jensen and Dagny Andersen from the Wharton County courthouse. There is a black and white illustration at the very top of the document of a bell composed entirely of small flowers, with a leafy vine emerging from the back of the bell and encircling it in an arc. This bell is inside a circular motif with decorative geometric elements around the edge, and is flanked on both sides by bold, Old English text that declares the document as a Marriage License. Hand-written text has been placed in several areas: where it calls for the names of the couple, dates, signatures, etc. The actual ceremony was ordained by Pastor J. A. M. Rodholm. When closed, the information provided in the opened document is condensed into the upper half of the document's back. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224028/
Peter Jensen Later Dennis Schultz Home
Photograph of a two-story home in Danevang, Texas, originally belonging to Peter Jensen, although ownership later transferred to Dennis Schultz. The house has hip, gable, and slanting roofs; several windows lining both floors; and a patio on the left with a sloping overhang supported by four columns. On either side of the image, the branches from two large trees are visible. A dog stands looking at the camera on the center right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224024/
J. S. Jensen Home now Allen Zieschang
Photograph of a two-story home in Danevang, Texas, originally belonging to J. S. Jensen. Ownership later transferred to Allen Zieschang. The photograph was taken from the street, capturing some gravel, the shoulder, and front lawn leading up to the house. The house has a gambrel roof, with one window lying directly in the center on the top floor. The projection of the roof creates a small overhang over the front entrance and is supported on the rightmost corner by one rectangular column. A dirt roadway to the right of the house leads to a second structure, most likely an outdoor garage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224026/
O. J. Hansen Home
Photograph of a single-story home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Olaf J. Hansen. The photograph was taken a short distance away from the road, capturing the front lawn and the paved walkway leading up to the front doorstep. Five windows of identical dimensions and design run throughout the house. Horizontal siding covers the exterior walls and a shingle darker than the siding covers a pair of intersecting gable roofs. A chimney is at the top on one of the roof's hips. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224023/
Jim & Jennifer Harton Home
Photograph of the front view of a single-story brick home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Jim and Jennifer Harton. The house has an intersecting gable and hip roof. The gable extends over the front entrance creating an overhang supported by four equally separated white columns. The front door is flanked on each side by two double-hung windows. Additionally, there is a small fifth window on the left side of the house. Photograph was taken from a distance, capturing an empty front lawn and a couple of utility poles in the distance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224005/
Fred & Marie Swendsen Home
Photograph of a single-story brick home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Fred and Marie Swendsen. Photograph appears to have been taken from the right side of the front lawn, at a low angle, capturing neatly-trimmed grasses interrupted by a paved walkway that rounds a left corner to the front door. Two large trees tower over the house, and a third, mostly cropped out of the photograph, is seen on the rightmost side of the image. The house has several windows, different types of plants and flowers along the edge of the brick, and a light-colored shingle covering sloping roofs. A woman wearing a dress is seen in the distance bending over. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224002/
Tony & Joyce Hansen Danna Home
Photograph of a single-story brick home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Tony and Joyce Hansen. The house has several two mulled double-hung windows flanked by shutters, a hip roof covered by dark-colored shingles, and an overhang supported by a brick column. A small series of bushes line the edge of the house, which round the corner on the left to the back where it stops at a wooden fence. A road sign is visible on the rightmost part of the picture, as well as a parked car facing the house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224001/
Carl & Gertrude Hansen Home
Photograph of a two-story, red brick home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Carl and Gertrude Hansen. The photograph was taken from the street, capturing the front lawn and a fairly large palm tree on the right side of the image. The house has a gable roof. There are two double hung-windows side by side in the front pediment. The front door is visible just underneath it. A series of bushes line the edge of the house on the left side. On the back of the photograph, three stamps have been made of the same leaping fox logo and the accompanying text that reads, "Fox Photo. This paper manufactured by Kodak Jul 85 - HOU". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224007/
Verner and Louise Petersen Home
Photograph of a home in Danevang, Texas, owned by Verner and Louise Petersen. The house has gray shingles, white siding, and red brick along the bottom part of the exterior walls. Behind a flowering tree, a double-hung window is visible. There are different types of bushes lining the edge of the house, and a tall pine tree on the rightmost side of the picture. In the background there are more trees towering over the house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224000/
Elvin & Suzan Berndt Home
Photograph of a single-story brick home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Elvin and Suzan Berndt. Accompanying information, however, states home originally belonged to H. J. Berndt between 1896 and 1970. Photograph was taken a short distance away from a lawn that has been cut short. Small red flowers and bushes line the edge of the house and a small patio that has been bordered off by a green picket fence. Four double-hung windows are visible, as are shutters painted the same green color of the fence. Dark-colored shingles cover what appears to be an intersecting gable roof. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224008/
Wesley & Darlene Miksik Home
Photograph of a single-story brick home belonging to Wesley and Darlene Miksik in Danevang, Texas. Photograph was taken some distance away, capturing a large front yard and average-sized trees spaciously distributed. The house has shutter windows, a gable roof, and small plants along the edge of the brick walls. There is a dog standing near the garage door on the left side of the house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224004/
H. J. Berndt Home
Photograph of a two-story wooden structure and accompanying outbuildings in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Helvig Jensen Berndt. The main home has a shingled intersecting gable roof and an overhang supported by four columns. There also appears to be a second overhang in the back patio along with several strewn objects on the grass. Accompanying information states that across a time-span of 30 days, Helvig moved the home two and a half miles into a dug hole by wrapping a rope around a post and dragging the home with the aid of a mule. In the early 1970's, it was torn down and Grandson Elvin Berndt built his own home in 1973 on the original spot. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224009/
Jim & Jennifer Harton Home
Photograph of a single-story brick home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Jim and Jennifer Harton. The house has an intersecting gable and hip roof. The gable extends over the front entrance creating an overhang supported by four equally separated white columns. A large bush is planted directly in front of the two left columns, at the corner of a paved walkway leading to the front door. Two double-hung windows flank the right and left sides of the door. A utility pole is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224006/
Leo Allenson/Keith Bram Home
Photograph of a single-story red brick home in Danevang, Texas. Accompanying information states property belonged to Leo Allenson before it was sold to Keith Bram. The house has a hip roof and several small windows running the length of the house. In the leftmost side of the photograph, a parked car is visible next to a second structure. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224003/
[Danish Culture Newspaper Article]
Newspaper article titled "Danish culture cherished" discussing the grand opening of the new Danish Cultural Center in in 2001 in Danevang, Texas, known as "The Danish Capitol of Texas." The names of the people in the middle and bottom photographs are listed. The article appeared in the El Campo Leader in June 6, 2001. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223865/
Farming Photo with C. M. Nissen on Far Right
Photograph of a group of men standing outdoors on a large mechanical plow. Two of the men are on top of it, near the driver's seat. Another two are on the ground near the largest wheel. The one on the far right has been identified as C. M. Nissen. A fifth man is supporting himself with a lever towards the left, and a child farther left is sitting down barefoot on a wheel that has been turned to its side. The photograph has been placed on a dark mat with an embossed linear border that frames the photograph. On the back, there is hand-written text. It reads: "H. J. Berndt Danevang, Texas. Please return to A. E. Berndt. C. M. Nissen on far right married to Katherine Lauritsen. CIRCA 1908." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223862/
Danevang People Hauling Cotton Seed to El Campo
Photograph of a group of men on top of a mule-drawn, wooden wagon. Accompanying information indicates they are from Danevang, Texas, and are hauling cotton to El Campo, Texas, also in Wharton County. Second from right is P. J. Agerskov Petersen. Second from left is Marius Christensen, followed by Jens Berndt. The wagon and mules belong to Chris Petersen, who may or may not be in the picture. Behind them, there is a train with the Southern Pacific logo and insignia on various parts of its metal frame. Near the back wheel of the wagon is a tightly-packed sack; presumably, one of the cotton bales. A second mule-drawn wagon can be seen behind them on the far right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223861/
Homer Duggins Smith, Jr., United States Army Retired
Copy print of a photograph of Major General Homer Duggins Smith, Jr. who was a Vietnam veteran and retired from the United States Army. Smith lived from February 16, 1922 through March 6, 2011. According to accompanying information, he was the first President of the Danish Heritage Preservation Society. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223867/
[Jens H. Berndt Farmstead]
Photograph of Jens H. Berndt and his farmstead half a mile west of Danevang, Texas, which was later sold to P. C. Petersen in 1921. This information is also written on the back of the item in black ink. Presumably, Jens is the man in the foreground on the small plow that is being pushed by two horses. Behind him on the left, there is a barn with a tall gable roof and a windmill. The main home is on the far right. It is a two-story house with intersecting gable roofs and several double-hung windows, as well as two roof overhangs covering small patios. The photograph has been placed on a stiff mat which is chipping on the sides. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223860/
[Funeral Program for Homer D. Smith, March 2011]
Funeral program for Major General Homer D. Smith, retired from the United States Army. The funeral was held at Dodd Field Chapel at Fort Sam Houston near San Antonio, Texas, and it was officiated by Reverend David W. Schulte. The date of the service is not included. Includes biographical information for the deceased and the lyrics to the hymn "How Great Thou Art" printed on a separate sheet. Smith is a veteran of both World War II and the Vietnam War, and he lived from February 16, 1922 to March 6, 2011. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223868/
Arvid Bloom & Thora Nielsen
Studio photograph of a husband and wife couple posing for picture in their wedding garb. The woman, seated on the right, has been identified as Thora Nielsen. She wears a light-colored (presumably white) dress with stockings, single-strap shoes, and a veil that reaches down to her ankles. Additionally, she also wears pearls and holds a bouquet of flowers near her lap. Her husband, identified as Arvid Bloom, is standing to the right of her. He is wearing a two-piece tuxedo suit with a light-colored shirt and matching bow tie. His hair is combed backwards revealing a receding hairline. The photograph has been placed inside the small triangular inserts of a stiff mat board. On the bottom, a white line of text reads, "Lauritz - Los Angeles"; presumably, the name of the photography studio where the picture was taken. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223864/
[Photograph of Case Tractor]
Photograph of an early tractor model. Text on its front indicates it is a "Case" tractor. It is parked outside amongst short grasses. A few trees are seen far away in the distance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223869/
Simon Anderson Thyssen Portrait
Portrait of Simon Anderson Thyssen. He is wearing a dark suit and tie and has a beard. The photograph is on a mat, and there are water stains on the back. According to accompanying information, Thyssen remained in Denmark. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223866/
Isaacson Gin Company
Photograph of the Isaacson Gin Company, a cotton gin in El Campo, Texas, taken from a high angle and from a distance, capturing the entire structure and the surrounding homes that surround it. Several horse-drawn wagons are moving in a procession in an arc formation from the south-facing wall of the gin to the north-facing one. Groups of men can be seen directing them. Others are seen on the ground and on platforms near the cotton bales. The gin itself is a large two-story structure with gable roofs and a large pole extending from the direction of the smaller roofs. All the buildings in the background within the vicinity of the gin seem to be homes. They are built along the street that runs parallel to the gin's east-facing wall. The photograph has been pasted on a stiff mat with a decorative linear embossing that runs the perimeter of the image. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223863/
Unloading Corn at Harton Home Place
Copy negative of Carl Harton and Opal Harton standing in front of an agricultural building at the Harton Home Place in Avoca, Texas. Carl and Opal, along with another unknown man, are inspecting a wagon of corn drawn by two horses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223775/
Portrait of Carl Harton and seconf wife Loui
Copy negative of Carl and Louise Harton outside of their farm. Louise, who is wearing a light-colored collared dress and sandals, is standing in front of a vehicle. Carl is standing to the right of Louise, and is wearing overalls and closed-toe shoes. A farm building is visible in the background with a tractor parked in front. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223772/
Portrait of Carl Harton
Copy negative of a young Carl Harton in Denmark. Carl is leaning against the back of a chair facing the camera. He is wearing a long-sleeved suit jacket, collared shirt, bow tie, and dark slacks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223771/
Ted Jensen Ready for School
Copy negative of young Theodore Jensen standing by his bicycle in front of cotton bales at H.P Jensen's farm. Theodore is wearing a pin-striped buttoned jacket, short trousers, hat, and a cross-body bag. He is carrying a tin lunch pail in his hand. A hand-written note reads "Ted Jensen Ready for School." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223777/
Portrait of Carl Harton
Copy negative of an elderly Carl Harton of Danevang, Texas. The photograph is taken from the chest up, and features Carl gesturing with his hands. He is wearing a long-sleeved sweater over a buttoned shirt, glasses and a short cropped haircut. Carl is facing toward the camera, however is not making eye contact. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223770/
Ted Jensen Duck Hunt
Copy negative of Theodore Jensen showing off game after a duck hunt. Theodore is leaning on an automobile with several dead ducks strung around his belt and on the front of the automobile. A one-story wood frame house stands in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223778/
Harton Home Place
Copy negative of Opal, Carl, and Blance Harton standing in front of a man unloading corn from a wagon at the Harton Home Place in Avoca, Texas. Blance is wearing a peacoat on top of a dark-colored dress. Carl stands behind her in a suit and hat, while Opal is just visible behind Carl. Other machinery is visible in the background, as is an agricultural building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223774/
Hans P. Jensen's Home
Copy negative of Hans P. Jensen's home, restored by the Danish Historical Preservation Society. The two-story wood frame house features rectangular windows on both stories and a triangular roof. The property is surrounded by a wire fence, trees, and shrubs. A girl stands to the right of the house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223779/
Storing Corn
Copy negative of a group of six men sorting and storing corn at the Harton Home Place in Avoca Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223776/
Dorthea Rasmussen
Copy negative of Dorthea Rasmussen, Carl Harton's mother. Dorthea is sitting, facing the camera, wearing a dark dress and patterned scarf. Her hair is pulled back off her shoulders. An inscription on the photograph reads "Ernest Austin." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223773/
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