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[Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 25, 1909]

Description: Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout. The front has three photos stacked vertically. The one on top has buildings in the plains and is a general view of Fort Concho. The second one is the officers' quarters and has a row of stone houses with a road out in front. All the houses have slanted roofs and chimneys. At the start of the road is a fence with an open gate. The bottom one is the soldiers' quarters and has a row of roofs held up by wooden columns, attached to a stone building. On the bottom of the front and the back, Rose wrote about a storm that had passed through her area.
Date: May 25, 1909
Creator: Chamberlin, Rose
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Postcard from L. H. H. to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 13, 1909]

Description: Postcard from L. H. H. to Junia Roberts Osterhout. The photo depicts a three-story furniture shop. On the edges of the building are trees. On the left side by the trees is a fence. A person is standing by the entrance and another is standing by a pile of wood. On the back, L. H. H. wrote about how beautiful the weather must be where Junia was and that the weather was terrible for him.
Date: April 13, 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, December 5, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to her father to update him of her time at school. Gertrude mentions her grades and the rain they had been getting. The rest of the letter is missing.
Date: December 5, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 14, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote her father to update him on her life at school. Gertrude apologized for having committed a sin and not confiding in her father. She spoke briefly about the weather and her brother, Paul.
Date: January 14, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing the family's health, milking the cow with Jennie, the weather, Jennie gathering eggs, and other news.
Date: 186u-03-11~
Creator: Bouldin, J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 14, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to inform her mother about life at school. She mentioned the poor weather they'd be having and the provisions the other girls had been receiving from home. Gertrude's teaching exercise was received well by the children she taught it to and she wrote of how the girls were upset they were not allowed to go to parties outside the boarding house. She told her mother she would see her Christmas time.
Date: November 14, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 17, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to her father to update him on her life at school. She told him about the bad weather they'd been having, a teacher that took supper with them that evening, and her studies. She informed him of her Latin exam and that her brother Paul had arrived in town. At the end, she asked when she should come home for Christmas.
Date: November 17, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Elvira Spurgin to Bettie Wade, January 28, 1868]

Description: Letter from Elvira Spurgin to Bettie Wade discussing recent news of family and friends. She mentions that the weather has been very cold in Belton, and she has some new boarders. Someone named Loraine had typhoid fever.
Date: January 28, 1868
Creator: Spurgin, Elvira
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing her health, an upcoming Sunday school celebration, and other news. She says that she has still been sick with the chills, and Pa has a toothache. The recent rain made the rivers rise so high that the stages could not come in for about a week.
Date: 186u-04-30~
Creator: Bouldin, J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Young Woman in a Snowy Grove of Trees]

Description: Black and white photograph of a young woman, identified as Christine Olson Walters. Christine, who has her hands clasped in front of her, is dressed in a short coat, a knitted hat, pants, and boots. The ground that she stands on is covered in a thick layer of snow. Numerous snow-covered trees surround her.
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Hans Krag & N. Thaysen Home

Description: Photograph of two-story home taken from a distance during the winter. The house belongs to Hans Krag and N. C. Thaysen. It has intersecting gable roofs and light-colored siding. A second structure can be seen on the rightmost side of the image. There is a telephone phone on the left and a row of small trees. A decorative border surrounds the photograph.
Date: February 1949
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Snow on a Barn Roof]

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of a barn whose roof is covered in a thick sheet of snow. To the left of the barn, a silo is partially visible in the foreground. A four-wheeled trailer sits in the snow that is on the ground in front of the barn. The back end of another trailer is discernible on the right.
Date: 1924
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Home of Niels Hansen in Danevang]

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of a two-story house, belonging to Niels Hansen, and its surrounding lawn after a hurricane. The yard, which is flooded with water, has some large tree branches strewn about it.
Date: 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[St. Ansgar's Church After 1945 Storm]

Description: Photograph of the front facade of St. Ansgar's Church in Danevang, Texas. According to accompanying information, the photograph was taken shortly after a 1945 hurricane destroyed the church. Left standing is the main entry to the church. This structure is surrounded by different construction materials - roofing, large wooden poles, walls and siding - piled up in large heaps. A few small trees are scattered around the church. To the left of this destruction, in the foreground of the image, is a tombstone with text on the front that reads "Gudsfred", but the smaller text on it cannot be read with certainty.
Date: August 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[J. P. Olson Home]

Description: Photograph of a two-story structure in Danevang, Texas, belonging to J. P. Olson. It has intersecting gable roofs and a front patio covered by a sloping roof projection acting as an overhang, which is supported by two slender columns. The front lawn and the roofs are covered in snow. The trees are leafless and small trees are concentrated on the right part of the image. The corners of the top of the photograph have been cut. On the back of the photograph, there is a purple stamp of a leaping ram with the accompanying text, "This is a genuine Fox Tone pictures made by Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas."
Date: 1920/1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Snow Scene at P.J.A. Petersen Home

Description: A copy negative of a black and white photograph of P.J.A. Petersen's land and house during the rare snow of 1925. The foreground shows Petersen's land nearly completely covered in snow. His two-story house, visible in the background, is nestled amongst trees that are both deciduous and coniferous. The sky behind the house is a cloudy gray.
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Danevang Community Hall After Hurricane in 1945]

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of Danevang Community Hall after damages incurred during the hurricane that hit the town in 1945. Visible from two-point perspective, the building has a few missing shingles on its roof and some broken windowpanes, as evidenced by a woman who is sitting in one of the window frames and grasping a pane.
Date: 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Bram Barn on Homeplace

Description: Copy negative of the Bram barn flooded after a large storm. There are electricity poles, trees, and posts in the background. There are two bicycles along the front of the house.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Martin & Lizzie Christiansen Home

Description: Copy negative of the family home of Martin and Lizzie Christiansen of Danevange, Texas. The yard are covered in snow and ice. According to sources, The house is located 1.5 miles east of the Danevang Post Office.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Street Scene in Snow

Description: Copy negative of a snow storm on Pine Street in Abilene, Texas. There are two cars on the street, street lamps and several business buildings. Written on the left side of the image is, "The Snowstorm" and on the right is, "Pine Street Abilene, Tex."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Collapsed Derrick

Description: Photograph of a close view of a collapsed oil derrick on an icy hill at the California Company's Richardson Number One oil well site in Mitchell County, Texas. The broken lumber along with the corrugated sheet metal walls are covered in ice.
Date: unknown
Creator: Classen, Willard J.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Icy Building

Description: Photograph of the ice covered bunkhouse at the California Company's Richardson Number One oil well site in Mitchell County, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Icy Truck

Description: Photograph of an ice covered truck at the California Company's Richardson Number One site in Mitchell County, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame