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[Andrew J. Jensen's Honorable Discharge from the Army of the United States]

Description: Discharge paper given to Andrew J. Jensen from the Army of the United States. The document states that Andrew was honorably discharged from his position of mechanic by reason of demobilization. Andrew's physical description follows, along with signatures from a commanding officer. Further biographical information is given on the back. Additionally, a piece of paper has been stapled on the back that was signed by the clerk of the county court in Wharton authenticating the document.
Date: 1919-06-26/1940-06-24
Item Type: Legal Document

Andrew Jensen Military Promotion

Description: Hand-written and printed document from the United States Army given to Andrew Jensen after a military promotion. At the very top of the document, there is a black and white illustration of an eagle amongst various symbolic elements that make up the particular emblem. It hovers over bold text and is enclosed in a gray cloud-like gray area. The document states that Andrew made the transition to corporal at Camp Travis in Texas. Crease lines can be seen both length-wise and width-wise.
Date: June 1, 1918
Item Type: Text

Andrew Jensen's Naturalization Papers

Description: Certificate of naturalization provided to Andrew Jensen after he became a citizen of the United States. Some biographical information is provided as well as additional standard signatures and bureaucratic fine print. There are two stamps on the back of the certificate, both of which appear to be written in Danish.
Date: June 1, 1918
Item Type: Legal Document

[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

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

Hans & Anna Andersen Family Reunion

Description: Photograph of a group of men and women seated outdoors on a bench. They are dressed in casual attire smiling at the camera. From left to right, they have been identified as Kenneth Mads Andersen, Loraine A. McCarty, Virginia A. Hall, Doris Andersen Gray, and Roger L. Andersen. Behind them, there are two unidentified men looking down at the metal grill in front of them. A second grill is just to the right of the first. A fence and some trees are farther in the distance. Accompanying information states that the photograph was taken at the Hans and Anna Andersen Family Reunion.
Date: June 2002
Item Type: Photograph

Hans & Anna Andersen Family Reunion

Description: Photograph of a group of men and women at the Danevang Community Hall in Danevang, Texas. The women are seated on what appears to be the stage of a small auditorium that has been closed-shut by a red curtain. Two men stand on each side. From left to right, the group has been identified as Kenneth Mads Andersen, Doris Andersen Gray, Loraine A. McCarty, Virginia A. Hall, and Roger L. Andersen. Large, block lettering on a banner in the back indicates that the photograph was taken at the Andersen Family Reunion.
Date: June 2002
Item Type: Photograph

Hans & Anna Andersen Family Reunion

Description: Photograph of a group of adult men and women standing before an auditorium with closed curtains. From left to right, they have been identified as Kenneth Mads Andersen, Karyl Andersen, Loraine A. McCarty, John McCarty, Doris A. Gray, Harry Hall, Virginia A. Hall, Betty Andersen, and Roger Andersen. Accompanying information, as well as the large block lettering behind them on the banner, indicates that the photograph was taken during the Hans and Anna Andersen Family Reunion.
Date: June 2002
Item Type: Photograph

[Harton Family Reunion]

Description: Photograph of a group of people gathered in front of several parked cars for a family reunion in Wharton, Texas.
Date: June 12, 1960
Item Type: Photograph

[Lauritsen Family Deer]

Description: Photograph of the Lauritsen family deer wearing a collar. His head is turned to the right, looking in that direction. Accompanying information indicates the deer's name is Buck, he was born in 1967, and pictured at the A. P. Lauritsen farm home. There are three small cats behind the deer. In the back, off to the left, there is a single-story structure, possibly a shed, surrounded by a few trees.
Date: June 28, 2007
Item Type: Photograph

Letter Declaring Danevang to be the Danish Capital of the State of Texas

Description: Correspondence sent to Mrs. Elsie Christiansen from D. R. "Tom" Uher, a member of the House of Representatives in the state of Texas. The document gives Mrs. Christiansen notice that House Concurrent Resolution 21 passed by both houses of the state congress, which made Danevang the Danish capital of Texas. Accompanying information indicates that Homer Smith worked with Mr. Uher on the process.
Date: June 22, 1990
Item Type: Legal Document

Maren Jensen

Description: Copy negative of Maren Jensen on her 81st birthday in Danevang, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. In the photograph, Maren is sitting in a yard next to a large, three-tiered birthday cake. She is wearing a long dress with a floral pattern.
Date: June 15, 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Maren Jensen And Her Birthday Cake on Her 81st Birthday]

Description: Black and white photograph of Maren Jensen seated outdoors on a lawn, next to a table where a four-tier cake has been placed. Around the foot of the table near her feet are several bouquets of flowers. A few trees are visible in the background. Afternoon shadows are cast across the lawn behind her.
Date: June 15, 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of A. P. Lauritsen Home]

Description: Photograph of a farm home in Danevang, Texas. Accompanying information states home belongs to A. P. Lauritsen, and was built after a model by Leonard Lauritsen. The photograph appears to have been taken during the winter season, as snow has piled up on the front lawn, roofs, and bushes. Two steps lead up to the single-story part of the house. The adjacent left side of the house is two stories. There is a single-story structure in the background, also covered by snow.
Date: June 28, 2007
Item Type: Photograph

[Ruth and Chris Brodsgaard Plus Sibyle Wind]

Description: Photograph of two women and a man standing in front of a closed doorway underneath an overhang. The woman on the left, identified as Sibyle Wind, wears a knee-length dress with three lace bands running horizontally along her skirt. It appears as though she is holding the hand of the woman next to her, identified as Ruth Brodsgaard, who wears a belted dress. The man behind them, Chris Brodsgaard, rests his hands on both of their shoulders. Accompanying information indicates photograph was taken during a wedding. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph confirms the event, date, and lists the names of the people pictured.
Date: June 6, 1949
Item Type: Photograph

Vacation Bible School

Description: Photograph of a group of children and an adult female standing outside of a building to the right of the image identified as the Vacation Bible School. They are standing roughly into 4 rows, with the front row of girls wearing knee-length dresses and the boys dressed in different styles of dungarees. Only two of the girls are wearing shoes. There are two large trees in the distance. Black hand-written text on the back of the photograph is in a Germanic language, possibly Dutch, while a succeeding blue line of text reads, "Vacation Bible School, Stephanie Swendsen".
Date: June 1937
Item Type: Photograph

[Young Ladies in Danish Costumes]

Description: Photograph of three young women wearing Danish costumes to the left of several tables with fold-up chairs. Their names from left to right are Lisa Nielsen, Cathy Christensen, and Annette Miksik.
Date: June 1970
Item Type: Photograph