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[Photograph of the Palo Alto School]

Description: Photograph of the Palo Alto school in 1907. The photograph centers on the fenced-in school yard where many children are playing. A few trees are scattered in the yard. The two school buildings can be seen in the background.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of Freda's Gift Shop]

Description: Negative of Freda's gift shop in Fredericksburg, Texas. The building is two stories and has two entrances. The items in the store windows appear to be an assortment of items with curtains behind them.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of Freda's Gift Shop]

Description: Negative of Freda's gift shop in Fredericksburg, Texas. The building is two stories and has two entrances. The items in the store windows appear to be an assortment of items with curtains behind them.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of Businesses in Fredericksburg, Texas]

Description: Negative of Freda's gift shop in Fredericksburg, Texas. The photograph was taken from across the street. Two real estate businesses and an antique shop are beside the gift shop. On the back are the names of the businesses and their addresses.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of Freda's Gift Shop]

Description: Photograph of Freda's gift shop in Fredericksburg, Texas. The building is two stories and has two entrances. The items in the store windows appear to be an assortment of items with curtains behind them. On the back of the photograph is the name and address of the building.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of Freda's Gift Shop]

Description: Photograph of Freda's gift shop in Fredericksburg, Texas. The building is two stories and has two entrances. The items in the store windows appear to be an assortment of items with curtains behind them. On the back of the photograph is the name and address of the building.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of Robert Striegler's House]

Description: Photograph of Robert Striegler's house on the main street in Fredericksburg, Texas. The view is of the front of the house. The building is two stories, made of stones, and the porch and balcony have railings. On the back is written: "Jabberwocky Antiques, 310 East Main St., Robt. Striegler House 1905."
Date: 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of Freda's Gift Shop]

Description: Negative of Freda's gift shop in Fredericksburg, Texas. The building is two stories and has two entrances. The items in the store windows appear to be an assortment of items with curtains behind them. Beside the gift shop are two other stores.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of the August Itz Building]

Description: Photograph of the August Itz building in Fredericksburg, Texas. The building is two stories and has a balcony. In the windows on the first floor, images can be seen on display. To the right of the building is a stone fence. In the background are trees. On the back of the photograph is the name of the building, its address, and the words "Beckendorf Gallery."
Date: 1908
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of the August Itz Building]

Description: Photograph of the August Itz building in Fredericksburg, Texas. The building is two stories and has a balcony. In the windows on the first floor, images can be seen on display. To the right of the building is a stone fence. In the background are trees. On the back of the photograph is the name of the building, its address, and the words "Beckendorf Gallery."
Date: 1908
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of Businesses in Fredericksburg, TX]

Description: Photograph of Freda's gift shop in Fredericksburg, Texas. The photograph was taken from across the street. Two real estate businesses and an antique shop are beside the gift shop. On the back are the names of the businesses and their addresses.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

Farming Photo with C. M. Nissen on Far Right

Description: 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."
Date: 1908~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Articles of Incorporation of the Danish Mutual Insurance Company]

Description: Legal document inaugurating the Danish Mutual Insurance Company's corporate membership, filed through the Secretary of State's office in Austin, Texas, and signed under a notary. The document specifies a twenty year lifetime minimum and the seven men of the first board of directors who will be in charge of insuring both Wharton and Matagorda counties. They are as follows : Neils Christian Jensen, Marcus Nielsen, Helvig Jensen Berndt, H. P. Hermansen, Jasper J. Juhl, Marcus Christensen, and Niels M. Hansen.
Date: 1901-05/1901-06
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Helvig Berndt Home

Description: Photograph of Helvig Berndt's home in Danevang, Texas. The photograph was taken a distance away from the actual home, which can be seen in the back center-left. It is a two-story structure with intersecting gable roofs and several double-hung windows. A barn with a wide gable roof can be seen to the right. Two men are in the foreground on the leftmost part of the image. A horse-drawn wagon joins them. The two men have been identified as Anders H. and Helvig J. Berndt. The photograph has been placed on a stiff mat board which has chipped considerably on the bottom left corner.
Date: 1902
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Threshing on Paul Acheson's Rice Plantation

Description: Photograph of Paul Acheson's rice plantation in El Campo, Texas during a threshing session. A large mound of what appears to be grass and dirt is in the background. In front of it, a threshing machine is surrounded by a large group of people who are all facing forward and looking at the camera. On both the right and left sides of the image, horse-drawn wagons are visible. Two other unharnessed horses are farthest right in front of a what may be a second thresher. The photograph has been placed on a stiff mat board. A large portion of the top right corner has chipped off.
Date: 1903
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Baptismal Certificate]

Description: Certificate from Sigrid Larsen Wind's baptism at Danevang Church written in Danish. There is an illustration at the top of the document of a female angel holding a basin. She is inside a circular motif with a line of bold text going around the top. Additionally, two paper scrolls unroll from leafy branches that decorate the top third of the document. In these scrolls, there are biblical passages from the gospels of John and Mark. Translated from Danish, the passages from John and Mark read: "Unless one is born of water and spirit, he can not be received into God's kingdom" - John 3. 5. "Whosoever believes and is baptized shall be saved, but whoever does not believe shall be damned" - Mark 16. 16. Two more detailed illustrations flank the right and left hand-written parts of the document. The one on the left is of a tall tree in the middle of a deserted, sloping terrain. The image opposite it is of a sailing ship bearing the Danish flag in a large body of water. Four more paragraphs of text are on the bottom flanking an embossed seal.
Date: 1903
Item Type: Text
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Certificate of Naturalization]

Description: Certificate of naturalization given to Helvig Jensen Berndt by the United States Department of Commerce and Labor. A black and white illustration of an eagle emblem is at the very top, flanked by the title of the document. The text on the page gives the names of Helvig's children and wife as well as a short physical description of Helvig. There is hand-written text on the back of the document which reads, "H. J. Berndt is U. S. Citizen since May 4, 1908."
Date: May 4, 1908
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Jensen Children]

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph professionally taken in 1906 of Hans Peter Jensen's five children. They are posed in front of a textured background and on top of a rug that looks like it is made of animal fur. The three older children stand behind the two youngest children, who are seated and dressed in a similar fashion. The sole girl wears a white dress, stockings, and shoes and is placing her hand on the chair upon which her younger sibling sits. The eldest boy stands in the center in a suit and tie. His younger brother stands to the right of him, also in a suit, and places his hand on the chair of the sibling seated in front of him.
Date: 1906
Creator: Melcher Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Marie Harton Swenson

Description: Bust portrait photograph of a young woman, identified as Marie Harton Swenson, in front of a blank, dark-colored backdrop. Her hair has been cut in a Bob, and she wears a jacket over a button up blouse. The photograph has been pasted inside a square frame, and then placed inside a fold-out photo folder. When closed, the front flap rests on an embossed decorative motif that resembles a flower.
Date: 1907/1960
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

C. J. Christensen Wedding

Description: Copy print of a newlywed couple posing for the camera inside an empty room. The man, identified as Christian Jepsen Christensen, is seated in an elaborately designed wicker chair and wearing a suit and bow tie. The woman, identified as Marie Magdalene Jensen, is standing next to him on the right with her right hand resting on the chair's back. She is wearing a long-sleeved wedding dress and veil that has been adorned at the top with small flowers.
Date: 1908
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Child in Baby Carriage

Description: Copy print of a baby, identified as Ester Knudsen Hutson, in a baby carriage. She is wearing a long, light-colored gown with a decorative crochet trim running across the bottom of the garment. She is also wearing a large bonnet tied around her neck. The carriage seems to have been placed on a wooden patio, perhaps the front porch of a home.
Date: 1908
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Vigoo Andersen Home

Description: Photograph of a two-story structure in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Viggo Andersen. The house has horizontal light-colored siding and short hip roofs that extend slightly outwards form the walls. A gable roof in the first floor appears to create an overhang for the front entrance, but that part of the house is mostly hidden from view by the presence of a large bush on the left part of the image. Identical, rectangular windows cover both the first and second floors.
Date: 1900/1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Soldiers in Front of Barracks

Description: Postcard of three male soldiers in front of a wooden barrack. There is one double-hung window behind them with a small overhang on top. The men are all wearing identical uniforms which consist of button-up jackets with multiple button-flap pockets, hats, and bulging pants that are tucked inside tall boots. A hand-written notation on the back of the postcard identifies the man on the right as John Petersen.
Date: 1900/1920
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society