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[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
Item Type: Clipping
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~
Item Type: Photograph
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~
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Pamphlet
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Photograph of Case Tractor]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Storing Corn

Description: Copy negative of a group of six men sorting and storing corn at the Harton Home Place in Avoca Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Certificate of Progress

Description: Certificate of progress document given to Jillie Jensen from a Danevang public school. There is a decorative border surrounding the paper. Beneath an illustration of a hand holding a quill pen, the text reads: "This Certifies that Lillie Jensen has done good work in Penmanship in the third grade of Danevang Public Schools and has made notable progress in keeping correct position, using proper movement and doing legible writing in all written work." The name of the school, teacher, and principal follows, plus the date.
Date: May 19, 1939
Item Type: Text
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Mrs. C. C. Jensen's Insurance Policy]

Description: Insurance policy document belonging to Mrs. C. C. Jensen of Danevang, Texas. According to the content in the document, she applied for membership with the Danish Mutual Insurance Association for protection against any fire or lightening damage that could affect her home and furnishings. Signatures from the president and secretary of the organization can be seen at the bottom, by P. J. Petersen and Peter Harton, respectively. When folded, the back of the document acts as a pamphlet that lists the various bylaws and article of the insurance organization.
Date: 1931
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Notice of Classification

Description: Notice of classification document sent out by the Local Board in Wharton, Texas, to Ejner Larsen Wind in Danevang. The front side lists the registrant name as well as a stamp of approval and a signature by a member of the Local Board (name is partially visible but a hard crease halfway down the middle of the postcard has rendered it difficult to read). It ends with fine print concerning the right to appeal. On the back, there is postage information.
Date: August 8, 1942
Creator: United States. Government Printing Office.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1939 Inventory

Description: Inventory sheet from 1939 after the Danevang Famer's Co-operative bought out a local grocery store. The document lists all of the supplies in the store, with prices on the far right and a total price at the bottom, which has been crossed out with pencil. The actual price appears to have been written on the bottom left corner.
Date: January 1, 1939
Item Type: Text
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society