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Map of the territories & Pacific states : to accompany "Across the Continent" by Samuel Bowles.

Description: Map shows roads, railroads, state and territorial boundaries, ocean routes, mail routes; "route traveled by Mr. Colfax & Party"; counties in California on inset. Inset: "Plan of Central California on an enlarged scale." Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:7,500,000].
Date: 1865
Creator: Goldthwait, J. H.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Kit Store and Ike Story Family

Description: Postmaster Isaac Henry “Ike” Story sits in front of the post office and general store for the community of Kit. The sign on top of the building spells out the name of Kit, but with an eye instead of an "i". People in photo: Nancy Story (wife), Ike Story, Lillie Leona Story Kinney (daughter), Opal Elizabeth Kinney (granddaughter), and Sallie Jane Story Bell (daughter). The Kit community was about a mile east of where Irving would be established in 1903.
Date: c. 1896
Partner: Irving Archives

[League City Post Office Open House]

Description: Photograph of attendees gathered around a table inside the new post office during its open house; they are surveying the pile of memento pins commemorating the dedication day. A crowd of people are mingling in the background. Celebratory balloons are clustered together against the back wall.
Date: March 16, 1989
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Ribbon Cutting at League City Post Office]

Description: Photograph of a group of postal workers gathered together at the ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of the new post office in League City, Texas. A woman in red holds a giant pair of scissors; she has just cut the ribbon. Father John H. Kappe, the pastor who gave the ceremonial invocation, stands amongst the postal workers, all of whom are wearing red blazers.
Date: March 16, 1989
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Ribbon Cutting at League City Post Office]

Description: Photograph of a group of postal workers gathered together at the ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of the new post office in League City, Texas. A woman in red holds a giant pair of scissors and prepares to cut the ribbon. Father John H. Kappe, the pastor who gave the ceremonial invocation, stands amongst the postal workers, all of whom are wearing red blazers. Behind them a Texas flag is partially visible.
Date: March 16, 1989
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[League City Postal Workers]

Description: Photograph of two postal workers organizing items in the new mail room during the new League City Post Office open house. Celebratory balloons are visible in the background.
Date: March 16, 1989
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[People at League City Post Office Open House]

Description: Photograph of three bespectacled men standing together and conversing on the dedication day of the new League City Post Office. All three are dressed in suits and ties. The man in the center is Walter hall. Several other League City citizens are visible mingling behind them.
Date: March 16, 1989
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

R B Store and Post Office

Description: Copy negative of the R. B. Department Store and post office in Danevang, Texas. The store was owned by Otto and Einer Harton. The one-story building features a whitewashed store front with a square awning that shades the windows and door. Two signs hang from the front of the building; one reads "R.B. Dept. Store" and the other "Danevang Post Office". The area in front of the store is covered with concrete, and trees are visible around the property.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

H. P. Hermansen Home

Description: Postcard of a two-story structure in Danevang, Texas, belonging to H. P. Jensen. A picket fence surrounds the house. Both H. P. Jensen and Mrs. H. P. Jensen stand in the front porch of their home, which is covered by a sloping roof projection creating an overhang. Additionally, there are intersecting hip roofs and a single chimney at the very top. There is a sign that hangs on the right side of the first floor that reads, "Danevang Post Office." A white sticker on the front of the photograph reads, "H. P. Hermansen was Postmaster for 35 years. He was also a weather man. He kept a record of the rainfall."
Date: 1920/1950
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

H. P. Jensen's Home

Description: A copy negative of a black and white photograph of Hans Peter Jensen (a.k.a. H.P. Jensen) sitting on a wood block that rests against the exterior facade of a light-colored building upon which a window is visible. According to accompanying information, Jensen was a postman. He is wearing a hat, a shirt, a vest, and pants and holds a cane in his right hand. His right foot rests on a sidewalk that has been paved amongst grass. Behind Jensen is the door to another building that looks like it may be connected to the aforementioned building.
Date: 1930
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

U. S. Post Office at Danevang

Description: Copy negative print of a United States Postal Service branch in Danevang, Texas. Taken from a street running parallel to the store, the photograph captures the front and side view of a single-story structure with light-colored walls and an overhang over the front entrance. An American flag is blowing in the wind in the far right . The back of the building has a steep, inclined roof that is partially hidden from view by the tiered, rectangular wall that towers over the front facade. A white sticker on the front of the photograph notes that the building served other purposes. Under the ownership of M. F. Hansen, it also bought cotton from customers and served as a general store. A hand-written note on the back of the photograph states that it was "torn down in 2009 to relocate across Hwy 71."
Date: 1970~
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

R B Store - Post Office

Description: Copy negative of the Harton family standing outside of the department store and post office they owned. The three men are wearing buttoned long-sleeve shirts, belts and slacks. One man holds a child in his arms. The woman is standing second from the right, wearing a patterned and collared shirt-dress and brogan shoes.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society