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Texas Beach & Bay Access Guide

Description: Guide from the Texas General Land Office providing information about public access sites along the Texas coastline. It contains general information for each county including population, area, kinds of recreation a brief history, and a chart of public sites and services, as well as maps highlighting beaches, parks, recreation facilities, and wildlife areas.
Date: 2001~
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mother & Daughter

Description: Copy print of a mother and daughter inside a body of water. The child has been identified as Elsie Lee Christiansen and the woman, as Ester Knudsen Hutson. The woman is waist-deep in the water, wearing what appears to be a towel tied around her neck over a bathing suit. The girl stands next to her on the left, knee-deep in the water wearing a striped one-piece swimsuit. She cocks her head to the left and smiles at the camera. Accompanying information states they were at a family picnic.
Date: 1936
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Bendt & Lena Andersen at Palacios Pavilion

Description: Copy negative of a family group at Palacios Pavilion, the exact location of which has not been provided. They are standing on a wooden boardwalk that leads up to a carousel-like structure with various openings looking on to the water. Although several names have been provided, they have not been matched properly to the individual's positions. There are three children, two women, and an adult man.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Rasmussen Family at the Palacios Pavillion Beach]

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of the Rasmussen family posing at the beach (more specifically, at the Palacios Pavillion). The body of water behind them is a bay with a bridge running across it. There are three women and one young girl, who is holding hands with both the women on either side of her. They are all wearing striped tank-top swimsuits. The two women on the right are also wearing bathing caps and socks. According to accompanying information, Helen Rasmussen is the second woman from the right.
Date: 1924
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Palacios Pavilion on the Bay

Description: Photograph of a group of people at Palacios Pavilion. They are standing close together on a long wooden boardwalk that extends to the background. A large body of water surrounds them, and there are no signs of any kind of land mass near them. The group consists of men, women, and children. The majority wear hats, and many of the men wear ties and shirts. The women, accordingly, wear dresses. They have all stopped to look at the camera while the photograph was taken.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Pair of Men Cooking on a Camp Stove at the Beach]

Description: Black and white photograph of two men, identified as Pastor Vagn Duus and Arthur Andersen, seated on a rocky beach and tending to a camp stove. There is a fold-out chair behind the stove and a dark jug on the ground behind the man on the left. In the background, the bay shore and the umbrella of another beach-goer is visible.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Rasmussen Family at the Beach]

Description: Copy negative of a family group at the beach. Specifically, accompanying information indicates they are at the Gulf of Mexico. The infant girl on the left has been identified as Joyce Rasmussen. To the right, her mother, identified as Alberta Rasmussen, wears a dark one-piece swimsuit. Joyce's father, to the right of Alberta, has been identified as Robert (Speck) Rasmussen. He wears shorts, a long-sleeve shirt, and a hat.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Swimmers on Beach

Description: Copy negative of Sid and Ora Jenkins Raper wearing swimsuits, standing in the edge of the water at a beach on the Gulf of Mexico with the remains of a structure behind them.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Beach Front Scene

Description: Copy photograph of a beach front scene in Casablanca, Morocco. Visible are several swimmers, water slides and a tall clock. In the background is a building labeled, "Brasserie Restaurant." There are several children sitting near the water.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Arthur Andersen Family

Description: Copy negative of Arthur Andersen and his family sitting on a log along a beach. From left to right, the family members pictured are Louella Andersen, an unknown woman, Henrietta Andersen, and Arthur Andersen.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Group of Men at Beach]

Description: Photograph of Pastor S.D. Rodholm wearing a suit and tie at a beach. In front of him, a man meddles with two jars and a pot on a small grill. A box of matches are on the ground to his left side. A decorative, repeating border surrounds the picture. In the background, a beach umbrella can be seen surrounded by various portables. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph reads, "Pastor R.D. Rodholm - 1944? Harvest Festival". Stamped image and text in blue is covered by a rough, black texture, possibly remains of the paper where the photograph was torn off of.
Date: 1944
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society