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[Duus Family Portrait]

Description: Studio portrait photograph of the Duus family in front of a blank backdrop. The three individuals in the back are standing and embracing each other, all of whom are the children of Gerda and Pastor Vagn Duus. On the back row from left to right are Verner, Sibyl, and Erling Duus. Sibyl's hand appears to be around the shoulder of her mother, Gerda, who wears horn-rimmed glasses, a blazer, and matching skirt. She is seated on the arm rest of a wooden chair, which is occupied by Pastor Vagn Duus. The words "Merry Christmas" have been printed on the top margin of the photograph. There is hand-written text on the back, but with the exception of the heading, which reads, "To Danish Ladies Aid member", the rest appears to be written in Danish or a similar Germanic language.
Date: 1942/1947
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 165

Description: Quarterly occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County in Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick appears have paid a total of $5.46 on this particular quarter. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, whose signature can be seen on the bottom right corner.
Date: 1887
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Portrait of Pastor Dan Lauderdale and Family]

Description: Studio portrait photograph of the Lauderdale family in front of a cloudy, brown backdrop. The man in the very back who stands above the rest is Pastor Dan Lauderdale. He wears a striped red shirt with white trim accents on his collar and sleeves. The older woman whose hair has been pulled back and pinned with flowers is Pastor Dan Lauderdale's mother, Dorothy Galbraith Lauderdale. Cindy Lauderdale is seated on the right and wears a red gingham dress. She is Pastor Dan's wife. Their two children are in the front, Rachel and Tabitha; however, these names have not been matched properly to their individual positions.
Date: 1981/1985
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Danish Culture Newspaper Article]

Description: 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.
Date: June 6, 2001
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation 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~
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Danevang People Hauling Cotton Seed to El Campo

Description: 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.
Date: 1914~
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Homer Duggins Smith, Jr., United States Army Retired

Description: 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.
Date: March 2011
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Jens H. Berndt Farmstead]

Description: 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.
Date: 1910~
Creator: Anderson, H. J.
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Funeral Program for Homer D. Smith, March 2011]

Description: 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.
Date: March 2011
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Arvid Bloom & Thora Nielsen

Description: 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.
Date: 1912/1925
Creator: Lauritz
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Simon Anderson Thyssen Portrait

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Isaacson Gin Company

Description: 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.
Date: September 16, 1916
Creator: El Campo Studio
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Unloading Corn at Harton Home Place

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Portrait of Carl Harton and second wife Louise

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Portrait of Carl Harton

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Ted Jensen Ready for School

Description: 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."
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Portrait of Carl Harton

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Ted Jensen Duck Hunt

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Harton Home Place

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Hans P. Jensen's Home

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Dorthea Rasmussen

Description: 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."
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society