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1914 School Photo

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.
Date: 1914
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Aerial View of Port Arthur, Texas]

Description: Postcard of Port Arthur seen from the Marconi Radio Tower, dated in the early 1900s. The panoramic view shows Lake Sabine and Port Arthur Highschool on the left, and multiple streets and houses on the right.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Brian Wind's Confirmation Class

Description: Postcard of a group of people standing before a church structure during their confirmation. They are standing in two rows, with the front row composed of women in light-colored dresses. A set of double doors is behind them and two windows on either side. A church pastor appears to be standing on the top left corner, judging by his outfit. Brian Wind has also been named, but he has not been matched to any individual in the postcard.
Date: 1914~
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Campaign card for Fred Hofheinz from John J. Herrera]

Description: Postcard size campaign card for Fred Hofheinz by John J. Herrera. On the front of the card is a cartoon picture of Hofheinz noting the issues of the campaign. Above the illustration reads: "El Alcalde," or "The Mayor". Message from Herrera on the back of the card.
Date: June 22, 1975
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Campaign card for Fred Hofheinz from John J. Herrera]

Description: Postcard size campaign card for Fred Hofheinz by John J. Herrera. On the front of the card is a cartoon picture of Hofheinz noting the issues of the campaign. Above the illustration reads: "El Alcalde," or "The Mayor". Message from Herrera on the back of the card.
Date: June 22, 1975
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Carl Thyssen During World War I

Description: Postcard of two men in military uniform standing on a wooden boardwalk in front of what appears to be a barrack. A ladder can be seen inclined on the structure behind the man on the right. Accompanying information indicates one of the men is Carl Thyssen, but has not specified which is which. They both wear lace-up boots, hats, and loose-fitting pants, but the man on the left wears a button-up jacket with multiple button-flap pockets, as oppose to the man on the right, who simply wears a long-sleeve shirt.
Date: 1918~
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Christine & Inger Olson

Description: Postcard of two young women in front of a backdrop. The woman on the left stands with her hand placed on a wicker chair. She is wearing a long dress cinched at the waist with a thin belt and a ribbon bow on her hair. The woman next to her on the right is sitting on the wicker chair and holds the left hand of the woman next to her. She wears a similar dress, hairstyle, and ribbon bow. Accompanying information indicates that they Christine and Ingeborg Olsen, but their names have not been matched to their position on the image.
Date: 1915/1930
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Christmas postcard and calendar from The Dominican Sisters of Saint Thomas Aquinas]

Description: Christmas postcard sent by The Dominican Sisters of Saint Thomas Aquinas which includes a color illustration on the front of angels and a Christmas tree and a printed 1968 calendar on the reverse. The print on the reverse reads, "Todos por Dios Las Hermanas Dominicas de Santo Tomas de Aquino les desean una Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano Nuevo, Av. Azcapotzalco No. 422, Mexico 16, D. F., Tel. 27-37-56"
Date: unknown
Creator: Dominican Sisters of Saint Thomas Aquinas
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Church float in parade]

Description: Postcard of a church float in a parade. There is a man driving and a boy sitting on the front of the car holding a sign that reads, "First Church Built in Port Arthur 1897 - Now has 33 Churches." There are spectators in the background watching from the side of the road and from a balcony on a house.
Date: 1923
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Community Hall

Description: Postcard of exterior of the Danevang community hall. Five cars are parked outside, within the confines of a small chicken wire fence. A small secondary, adjacent, single-story structure lies just to the right of the community hall. There are a series of three tombstones a few feet from each other in front of the building. On the back of the postcard, hand-written text in blue ink reads, " No 10 from Helga Thyssen for archives".
Date: 1894/1950
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Convair-Liner Flying the Blue Skyway

Description: Curt Teich color postcard of a Continental Airlines Convair-Liner titled "Convair-Liner Flying the Blue Skyway." Notes concerning LULAC written on the back of the postcard.
Date: unknown
Creator: Curt Teich & Co.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Cotton Gin

Description: Copy print postcard of a cotton processing plant in Danevang, Texas. The property has a broad expanse of territory. The main buildings seem to be concentrated on the right, and additional farming equipment and tools are to the left, which also include carriages and cotton bales. Hand-written text on the back of the postcard was photocopied. Most of the text cannot be read with certainty.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Court House in Fredericksburg, Texas]

Description: Black and white postcard that has a quarter chunk of it cut out. The picture on the front of the postcard is the Fredericksburg courthouse. It is surrounded by an iron fence. An unpaved road is visible in the foreground. An electrical pole is also visible in front of the courthouse's iron fence. The back of the postcard is dated and addressed to a Mr. Alberth Kramer. The author of the handwritten message, which is written in German, is signed by Adolf Filter, Jr.
Date: unknown
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Covered wagon in parade]

Description: Postcard of a covered wagon drawn by two horses in a parade. The side of the wagon reads, "1898 Port Arthur or Bust." The horses have American flags attached to the harnesses on their heads. There are two men riding in the front of the wagon, one has a pipe in his mouth, and a line of spectators in the background behind them.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Danevang Farmers Co-operative Society Building]

Description: Postcard of a single-story building surrounded by a dirt road and farmlands. On the entrance, over double sided doors and a set of windows on either side, there is a large sign that reads "Danevang Farmers Co-operative Society Inc.". On the right side of the building, towards the back, there are two parked cars. There are two men standing in between them. The man on the right is looking towards the direction where the photograph was taken.
Date: 1925/1935
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Danish Cultural Center Postcard]

Description: Postcard of several lines of text and printed images regarding the Danish Cultural Center. At the top left, there is a line drawing of the "Pioneer House," which, according to the caption beneath it, was "one of the pre-1900 houses, restored and furnished to reflect the early lifestyle of the Danevang pioneers." The small image shows a a two-story house with a smaller, single-story structure in the background and two flag poles in the foreground bearing the American and Danish flags. The drawing opposite on the top right corner is of a long structure with a mansard roof, which, according to its caption, is the museum. It is "reminiscent of an old Danish barn, it houses artifacts of the early days of the immigrants plus displays of farming, community life and Danish culture." In the very center, there is an outlined image of the state of Texas, with a tiered, bold line of text in red that reads, "Danish Culture Center." On the back of the postcard, there is further information about the Center. It reads: "Located approximately 12 miles south of El Campo on Hwy. 71 South and CR 426. The Cultural Center was established in 1992 and opened in 2001 to preserve, protect, and promote Danish Heritage artifacts and cultures."
Date: 1992/2001
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Debris From Gulf Tanker Explosion]

Description: Postcard of the debris after the explosion of Gulf Tanker "Venezuela." The tanker can be seen by the dock in the distance. The caption written on the photograph reads, "Explosion of the Gulf of Venezuela, Pt Arthur, Tex."
Date: April 11, 1926
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Family Gathering

Description: Postcard of a family gathering taking place outdoors. They appear to be having a picnic, judging by the food paraphernalia in the center of the group. They are seated amidst short grasses underneath the cast shadows of the many trees that surround them. The family consists of men, women, and children, and the majority turn their heads back to look towards the camera. A vehicle can be seen in the distance facing away from them. Accompanying information states that "this photo was taken on the land given to the community by the Folk Society."
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Fish Fry on Matagorda Bay

Description: Postcard of a group of men tending to a meal being prepared on the ground. Three of the men are actively engaged with various cooking utensils, while the two in the back look on. They appear to be standing in a barren landscape. There are no distinguishing landscape elements. Two names are listed on the back of the postcard, but it cannot be stated with certainty to whom they apply.
Date: 1900/1950
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Flyer: Derek Boshier Exhibit]

Description: Postcard of an advertisement for Derek Boshier's art exhibit and lecture. On one side, it is mostly black. The flyer give information about the lecture and exhibit, but also features the images of a hammer and sickle, a crescent moon, a cross and others. On the other side is postal information.
Date: 1989
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Flyer: Sterilized for Your Protection]

Description: Exhibition flyer for Sterilized for Your Protection, a collection of work by Adrian Parra. The exhibition was held at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas from January 12th, 2001 to February 24th, 2001. An opening reception was held on January 12th, 2001. This exhibition was part of the museum's Diversity and Emergence Series. Flyer is printed on white and pink patterned tissue paper.
Date: 2001
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Flyer: Texas Environmental Art]

Description: Flyer advertising the Mexic-Arte Museum's 1st annual exhibition of Texas Environmental Art in Austin, Texas. The exhibition ran from April 5th to 27th, 1991.
Date: April 1991
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum