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[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

Fredericksen Family

Description: Black and white professional portrait of the Fredericksen family. The mother and father, Herman Fredericksen and Kingerborg Jensen Fredericksen, are sitting in elegant chairs opposite each other. The mother is wearing a dark dress with a high neck and a decorative collar; the father is wearing a three piece suit and has a mustache. Their four children are arranged between them, but one daughter is sitting in the same seat as her mother. They are all wearing dark clothing. The sons are wearing dark shirts with wide tie collars. The daughters are both wearing dresses with collars and buttons down the front. The youngest daughter is holding an open book in her lap. At the bottom right of the image, an embossed stamp reads, "Atelier Fru Jepsen & Søng, Svendborg." A handwritten note on the back lists their names and the location of the portrait session: "Svendborg, Danmark."
Date: 1915
Creator: Atelier Fru Jepsen & Søng
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Military Group Outdoors]

Description: Photograph of a military group on a field outdoors. There are a handful men in dark uniforms standing in two lines, and another group of men in white uniforms stands in the distance behind them. Large houses in a neighborhood can be seen in the background. Handwriting on the back of the photograph dates the image July 4, 1917.
Date: 1917
Creator: Carr, Edith
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Verbands-Bote.

Description: This is a bound volume of newspapers published primarily in German, although there is significant English-language content as well. The publication was the official newsletter of the Katholischen Staats-Verbands (Catholic State Association of Texas) and contains many articles about association business and events, editorials, and letters to the editor. The publication contains information about the association's history and bylaws as well as yearly listings of association officers.
Date: 1919
Creator: Catholic Staats-Verband of Texas.
Item Type: Newspaper
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Postcard of a Flooded Street in Port Arthur, Texas, August 1915]

Description: Postcard depicting a group of men standing in a flooded street in Port Arthur, Texas. The waters rise over the knees of the men gathered at the intersection of Austin and 5th Street. Two telephone lines and two buildings loom above either side of the street; the building to the right is the Port Arthur post office. Trees and several other buildings can be seen in the background.
Date: August 17, 1915
Creator: D & H Photo
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

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

[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

[Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church children's play]

Description: Photograph of the cast and crew of a children's play put on by Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church for the 16th of September celebration. The boys are dressed in military costumes.
Date: September 16, 1915
Creator: Herzik's Art Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

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

[Panoramic View of a Military Regiment in Maryland]

Description: Postcard of a large group of United States army soldiers at a camp in Maryland, possibly Glen Bernie or Laurel. They are all in their military uniform, gathered in multiple rows. Behind them, a series of tall leafless trees can be seen, as well as a single-story structure in the very center at the top of a hill. There is printed text on the front that reads "47 Battalion 23rd Engineers, Glen Bernie, MD. Feb. 1918." There is a black arrow near the top of the image pointing at an individual, identified as Arnold G. Knock. This information is verified on the back of the postcard, on which Arnold himself, under the "correspondence" heading, wrote: "I am in this picture the arrow point is our my head Did you receive my letter Hoping to hear from you soon This is my address Arnold G. Knock, Laurel Maryland, Truck Co #10 23 Engrs. [sic]" He has addressed the postcard on the left and right to an Emilie Andersen at "El Campo, Texas. D. S. R. #55."
Date: 1918
Creator: Schutz, Frederick A.
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Photograph of Thomas Bos]

Description: Photograph of Thomas Bos in a suit and tie. Handwriting around the photo notes that Bos was an early property owner in Port Arthur who was originally from Holland. The reverse of the photo has a handwritten note near the top stating that this was given to J. W. Carr. Writing near the bottom of the photo, to the right of a red photographer's seal, says that Bos purchased Port Arthur property for Dutch interests and that he was a client of Carr.
Date: January 1911
Creator: Weinberg, A. S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

1910 Central School Class Photo

Description: Photograph of a group of children and an adult female standing before a building with two windows. The children are variously dressed in pants, shorts, and dresses. None of them are wearing shoes. The adult woman on the far right wears a light-colored top and a floor-length, full skirt. There is an irregular piece of cardboard taped on the back of the photograph. Hand-written text in pencil is partially seen, and reads, "School Circa 1910".
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

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
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[1915 Danevang Baseball Team]

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of the 1915 Danevang baseball team in uniforms, posed outdoors at the Danevang baseball diamond. They are arranged in three rows; four men are seated and five men are kneeling. Standing behind the team is one man, identified as the manager, Axel Petersen; he is not in uniform.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1919 Confirmation Class

Description: A black and white photograph of a confirmation class standing in front of the Danevang Lutheran Church, which has the inscription "ANS GAR KIRKE" above the doorway. The class consists of nine girls and two boys. The girls are wearing white dresses and a few of them have flowers pinned to their waists. The boys wear dark formal attire and dark hats. A clergyman identified as Reverend N. Moller accompanies the class.
Date: 1919
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Abelone Wind in Her Confirmation Dress]

Description: Postcard featuring a black and white portrait of a young woman, identified as Abelone Wind, standing on top of a couple of intricate rugs. Behind her is a painted backdrop. She is wearing a white Confirmation dress, a white bow in her hair, and black shoes. Her right arm is resting on a elaborately woven wicker chair.
Date: April 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Aerial View of Flood]

Description: Aerial photograph of the 1915 flood in Port Arthur. The streets are covered in water, and houses can be seen into the distance. The caption on the photograph reads, "Looking west from wireless tower at college. August 16-17 Flood, 1915."
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Amelia Carr and Her Mother]

Description: Photograph of two women, identified as Amelia Carr and her mother, standing outside. Both are wearing long white dresses and white shoes. They have their arms around each other and are laughing.
Date: 1917
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast