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Danish Folk School

Description: Copy negative of groups of people in front of Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa. The men and women pictured are all wearing traditional Danish folk costumes. The men are kneeling down, and the women are standing up. The men are holding the women's hands. There is one man, identified as Holger Koch, sitting with his legs crossed in front of the costumed group, holding a violin. Other unidentified people standing in the background.
Date: 1916
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Drawing of Edward Ostrach]

Description: Drawing of Edward Ostrach smiling and wearing a buttoned shirt and helmet. A note on the reverse side of the photo says that he was a member of Company A of the 17th Armored Infantry Battalion and killed in Herrlisheim, Germany.
Date: April 16, 1945
Creator: Hatt, F. George, Jr.
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

The Journal of Heredity, Volume 30, Number 7, July, 1939

Description: Issue of the Journal of Heredity, published by the American Genetic Association, "An incorporated organization devoted to promoting a knowledge of the laws of heredity and their application to the improvement of plants, animals, and human racial stocks" (from inside front cover). The journal contains articles about animal and botanical genetic studies and manipulations as well as human behavior related to genetics.
Date: unknown
Creator: Cook, Robert C.
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Two Soldiers Standing by a Truck Named "Angela II"]

Description: Photograph of two uniformed and helmeted U.S. soldiers standing next to a truck. "Angela II" is painted upon the lower portion of the truck's open door. The two men are identified as Homer Petross' squad leader and his truck driver, Willard Pottenger. A two story building stands behind them.
Date: [1944..1945]
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Soldiers Bathing in a Creek]

Description: Photograph of soldiers bathing in a creek that is overgrown with tall grass. The young men are in various states of dress in and beside the non-visible creek. Trucks can be seen parked among trees to the left and right sides of the photo, and a tent is visible in the center of the background.
Date: Summer 1944
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Soldiers in Various States of Undress]

Description: Photograph of soldiers in various states of dress in a clearing between a forest and tall shrubs. Articles of clothing can be seen scattered in the branches of shrubs in the foreground and background. A fully dressed soldier in a camouflage uniform and helmet walks from the right.
Date: Summer 1944
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[American Soldier Sitting in a Room]

Description: Photograph of a uniformed American soldier sitting in a room. A coat hangs to the left, and a locker is located on the right. The man wears a garrison cap and a shirt that has ribbons over the left breast pocket and a patch with three chevrons on his left shoulder. "Que es este?" is written along the bottom of the photo.
Date: Autumn 1945
Creator: Hatt, George, Jr.
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Scrapbook Page: Rüsselsheim - August 31, 1945]

Description: Photographs of Dan Melli and John and Joe Hurt in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The top four photographs show the men consorting with two very young girls identified as Hannala and Greshia. The picture on the top left has the two blonde children standing alone by a picket fence. The image to the top right has Melli kneeling between them and embracing them. The second image on the left has Joe Hurt embracing the girls. The second photo on the right shows both Hurt and Melli sitting with the girls on the hood of an army jeep. The next photo shows Melli and Hurt leaning against the jeep with two young German children leaning against a fence to the left. The final photo features John and Joe Hurt sitting on the jeep's hood.
Date: August 31, 1945
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Scrapbook Page: Sports Stadium - Frankfurt, Germany]

Description: Photographs of a track event between forces from the Eastern Theater of Operations and the Mediterranean Theater of Operations. The first photograph shows hundreds of uniformed soldiers gathered in a stadium. The photo on the upper right has a distant shot of an event's winners standing on a platform beside a foot track. The middle photo shows uniformed soldiers named Jani, Kaufman, Hopper, Lebow, Walsh, and Hurt. The bottom photo shows athletes in dark clothing moving down a foot track while soldiers look on from the stands.
Date: August 26, 1945
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Scrapbook Page: Rüsselsheim - September 1, 1945]

Description: Photographs of two locations around Rüsselsheim, Germany. The first two photos are of a house where Wolfgang Mozart composed music. One uniformed soldier poses nearby in the first photo, while Joe Hurt and Technical Sergeant Nelson stand near the building in the second. The image to the bottom left contains an ivy covered castle gate tower. The structure is conical and built of crumbling stone and has several thin windows. In the fourth photo, Don Melli and a soldier named Nelson pose in front of the tower.
Date: September 1, 1945
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Scrapbook Page: Rüsselsheim, Germany, August 22, 1945]

Description: Photographs of scenes from around Rüsselsheim, Germany following the American occupation. The top image shows homes along Wagner Strasse, with an "x" drawn over the house where Dan Melli was billeted. The second image shows a close-up of the home in which Melli was billeted, with an "x" drawn under the room where he stayed. The third image shows Dan Melli standing with Captain Brookshire and his dog, Rolph. The bottom photo is a picture of Captain Brookshire standing alone by a bridge's railing.
Date: August 22, 1945
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum