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[Benedict Krag Standing By Grain Elevator Controls at the Danevang Farmers Co-op]

Description: Black and white photograph of a man, Benedict Krag, standing by a wall of electrical boxes that control the grain elevator at the Danevang Farmers Co-op. According to accompanying information, Benedict was the manager of the grain elevator at the time. He is dressed in a white short-sleeve button-up shirt, pants, and work boots. His right hand is holding a metal pipe that runs from the control boxes.
Date: unknown
Creator: Andersen, Jamie
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

[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. 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. On the back, there is hand-written text that reads, "Jens H. Berndt about 1910."
Date: 1910~
Creator: Anderson, H. J.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Affidavit from Abel Cisneros - 1951-07-10]

Description: Statement from Abel Cisneros, President of Wharton County LULAC Council Number 170, notarized by Isabel S. Rivera, dated July 10, 1951. This statement is concerning a discriminatory incident in which three men of Mexican descent were refused service on grounds of their race.
Date: July 10, 1951
Creator: Cisneros, Abel
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Angelita Cisneros]

Description: Affidavit from Angelita Cisneros, sister of Private Abel Cisneros. The purpose of the affidavit is to petition the United States Army for a dependency discharge for Pvt. Abel Cisneros. The document is neither signed nor dated.
Date: unknown
Creator: Cisneros, Angelita
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Angelita Cisneros]

Description: An affidavit from Angelita Cisneros in which she states she is a dependent of Private Abel Cisneros and is making a request for a dependency discharge. The document is neither signed nor notarized.
Date: June 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Angelita
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros - 1954-06]

Description: An affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros, the wife of Private Abel Cisneros. The purpose of the affidavit was to procure a dependency discharge for her husband. The document contains the signature of Mrs. Cisneros. The name of the Wharton County Notary Public and the exact date in June, 1954 were left blank.
Date: June 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Dolores L.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros - 1954-06-30]

Description: An affidavit from Dolores Cisneros, the wife of Private Abel Cisneros. Dolores listed the family's monthly living expenses and provided information about her medical condition. The document was signed and notarized on June 30, 1954.
Date: June 30, 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Dolores L.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros - 1954-09]

Description: An affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros with her request for a hardship discharge for her husband, Private Abel Cisneros. The document is signed but not dated or notarized in September 1954.
Date: September 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Dolores L.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros - 1954-09-30]

Description: An affidavit from Dolores Cisneros, the wife of Private Abel Cisneros. Dolores lists the family's monthly living expenses and provides information about her medical condition. The document is not signed and has John J. Herrera as the Harris County Notary Public.
Date: September 30, 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Dolores L.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros - 1954-09-30]

Description: An affidavit from Dolores L. Cisneros made for the purpose of procuring a dependency discharge for her husband, Private Abel Cisneros. The document was not signed by Mrs. Cisneros.
Date: September 30, 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Dolores L.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Matilde Cisneros - 1954]

Description: An affidavit from Matilde Cisneros, mother of Private Abel Cisneros. The purpose of the affidavit was to petition the United States Army for a dependency discharge for her son, Abel Cisneros. The document is not signed.
Date: 1954
Creator: Cisneros, Matilde
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Draft of affidavit for Matilde Cisneros]

Description: A draft copy of the affidavit for Matilde Cisneros, mother of Private Abel Cisneros. The purpose of the affidavit was to petition the United States Army for a dependency discharge for her son, Abel Cisneros.
Date: unknown
Creator: Cisneros, Matilde
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Five Women at Farm Bureau Queen's Contest]

Description: Photograph of five girls at a beauty pageant in El Campo, Texas, headed by the Farm Bureau of Wharton County. They are standing on a wooden floor beneath a hanging set of streamers. They wear long dresses of varying colors, prints, and tailoring. From left to right, they have been identified as: unknown, Mary Dorotik (possibly Dornak), Elaine Hansen, LaVanne Ladewig, and Lillie Jensen. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph lists their names. Additionally, a small newspaper article was cut and taped to the back. It reads: "Danevang Girl Queen EL CAMPO, July 22 - (Sp) - Elaine Hansen, 16, of Danevang, was chosen Farm Queen of Wharton County here Friday. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Hansen and will represent the Wharton County Farm Bureau in the district contest at Wharton in September. Lillie Jensen of Danevang was second and Mary Dorotik of ___ was third."
Date: 1949
Creator: Connie's Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Pastor Erik and Margaret Moller

Description: Studio photograph of Pastor Erik and his wife, Margaret Moller, in a well-lit space with a blank backdrop. Margaret, on the left, wears a v-neck blouse with a brooch pinned to her left lapel, post earrings, and horn-rimmed glasses. Pastor Erik, on the right, wears a dark suit jacket and tie over a light-colored shirt. There is a folded handkerchief in his left pocket. He also wears horn-rimmed glasses. Hand-written text in pencil on the back of the photograph reads, "Margaret and Rev. Erik Moller, last Danish minister to serve Danevang - the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church."
Date: August 25, 1986
Creator: Connie's Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Danevang School Class of 1927]

Description: Black and white photograph of a group of students posed for a portrait in front of their school. They are arranged in six rows, with the last row standing within the enclave of the porch. A few boys are standing within the open window frames that are on either side of the porch. Two children sitting at the center of the front row are holding a chalkboard that has written on it the class information and date.
Date: February 8, 1927
Creator: Dedrick's Studios
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Danevang School Class of 1937]

Description: Black and white photograph of a group of students, varying in age, gathered for a class photograph in front of the Danevang School. There are five rows in all; the first row is comprised of the youngest children who are sitting cross-legged. The windows of the building behind them are visible and all of them are open.
Date: 1937
Creator: Dedrick's Studios
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Portrait of Doris Andersen Seated on Chair]

Description: Studio photograph of a young girl, identified as Doris Andersen, seated on the left armrest of a wicker chair. There is a painted backdrop behind her. She wears a dark dress with light-colored socks and a pair of single-strap shoes. The photograph has been placed inside the small triangular inserts of a stiff paper frame that bears, on its right bottom corner, the name of the photography studio where the image was taken. This was then pasted into a textured fold-out folder.
Date: 1923/1926
Creator: Dickinson Studios
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Portrait of Marie Olson in Nursing Uniform]

Description: Photograph of a young woman, identified as Marie Olson, in front of a studio backdrop in a well-lit space. She wears small oval glasses and a nursing uniform with a contrasting ribbon pinned to her chest. The photograph was printed with an oval cut-out framing Marie. It has been placed in a folder that folds from the left and right sides. Accompanying information states Marie was Olaf Olson's sister.
Date: 1900/OPEN
Creator: Drow studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Group of Men

Description: Photograph of a group of adult men standing in front of a parked automobile. They have been identified from left to right as Christian Brodsgaard, Jimmy Sones, George Adams, J. E. Sones, and Albert Treadwell. They are dressed in casual attire. The man on the far right has an injured left arm and is held close to his chest by a cast. A black stamp on the back of the photograph reads, "This is a Kodacolor Print made by Eastman Kodak Company T. M. Regis. U. S. Pat. OFf. Week Ending June 11, 1955 I R 3."
Date: June 11, 1955
Creator: Eastman Kodak Company
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

[Juhl Family Portrait]

Description: Copy negative of a black and white portrait of the Juhl family, professionally shot in a photographer's studio. There are two rows of family members. In the first row, the eldest relatives are seated with the youngest, three children, standing in between them. The second row is made of seven more family members.
Date: 1925
Creator: El Campo Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Isaacson Cotton Gin Company, El Campo, Texas]

Description: Black and white photograph of a building known as the Isaacson Gin Company, where cotton is processed. The building is made of wood and has several different sections to it. The yard just outside the company is teeming with horse-drawn or animal-drawn wagons. Each wagon is filled with cotton; some of them are covered with a tarp. In the distance, several houses are visible, as are dirt roads that lead to and from the company yard.
Date: September 16, 1916
Creator: El Campo Studio Photo
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society