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[Group of Men]

Description: Photographic portrait of ten pioneer men. They all wear suits and hats. Most of them have mustaches.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Group of Men]

Description: Photograph of a group of 34 men. Most of them have mustaches and some have beards.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Early Settlers of Reklaw]

Description: Copy negative of a group of early settlers of Reklaw standing in front of Weatherby's General Store. George Richey stands on the far left in a black coat, and Leon W. White stands behind a post holding a telephone sign.
Date: September 17, 1988
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission

[Jacksonville Citizen]

Description: Copy negative of a group of early Jacksonville citizens. They are all older men, including, in no order, Dr. Rather, Col. Murchison, W. T. Morros, Columbus Emanuel, Dr. John B. Fuller, Jake Love --- Ferguson, Cal S. Bolton, W. A. Brown, Rev. J. M. Mills, Dr. J. M. Brittain, C. L. Nunnally, M. M. Wadsworth, --- Block, Capt. H. L. Morris, N. M. Fain, A. D. Davis --- Montgomery, and J. M. "Jim" Brown.
Date: December 5, 1987
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission

[Costumed Women in a Parade]

Description: Photograph of a float traveling down Kansas Street in League City's 32nd Annual Village Fair parade. Three women wearing pioneer costumes, complete with bonnets, are sitting on the float gathered around a cauldron. There is text on the side of the float; the visible portion reads, "We Salute Lone Star." A Texas flag hangs low from the trailer.
Date: May 10, 1986
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Wagon in the League City Sesquicentennial Parade]

Description: Photograph of several people riding in an open, horse-drawn wagon in the League City sesquicentennial parade in honor of Texas' 150th birthday. The parade took place on a major road in League City. The passengers vary in what they are wearing; two men wearing modern day clothing sit at the front of the wagon while three women wearing pioneer bonnets sit behind them, waving to the crowd. Covering nearly the entire visible side of the wagon is a sign on which is written fourteen Italian names. Below most of the names are years.
Date: April 19, 1986
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Catholic Church Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of a float that features a model of St. Mary Mission Church -- a Catholic church -- complete with a cross, a bell tower, and mock stained glass windows. A large group of elderly people in costume ride the float in the League City Sesquicentennial Parade in honor of Texas' 150th birthday. The parade took place on a major road in League City. The elderly passengers, who are wearing pioneer-like clothing and bonnets, are waving to a crowd that is not in view.
Date: April 19, 1986
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Portrait of a Mother and Her Two Children]

Description: Black and white portrait of Hansigne Larsen Wind and her two children, Ebbe and Abelone. Hansigne is seated in a wooden chair and is dressed in a long, dark gown. The children are standing on either side of Hansigne, with their arms placed in her lap. The back of the mat has a handwritten note which says, "Leaving Iowa to visit mother's family taken in 1895. Mother Ebbe. Daddy left for Tex in 1894, Oct. We 3 joined him here in June 1895."
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Written Account of the Origins of the Danevang Farmers Cooperative Society]

Description: Four page account of the beginning of the Danevange Farmers Cooperative Society written by W. E. Paulson, a marketing specialist in the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station at Texas A. & M. University. Early hardships in Danevange frame the communal spirit of the early Texas Danes, who begin cooperative enterprises after the devastating "Galveston storm" in 1900. Mr. Paulson ends with some of the financial benefits of the Coop society on Danevange.
Date: September 16, 1943
Item Type: Text
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Homes of Elvin Berndt and Eleanora Berndt Oldag]

Description: Copy print of an aerial photograph of the homes of Elvin Berndt and Eleanora Berndt Oldag in El Campo, Texas, taken in the mid-1980s. Elvin Berndt's home is in the forefront, along with three other buildings, tractors, and other farm equipment. According to the information on the back, this location was once the home of H. J. Berndt. Eleanora Oldag's home is in the background, and the two homes are surrounded by farmland.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Woman Working on Restoration of the Pioneer House at the Danish Heritage Museum]

Description: Color photograph of a woman wearing a plaid shirt, standing by two small stacks of wooden planks on which she is focused. She is identified as Barbara Runnels and she is working on the reconstruction of the pioneer house at the Danish Heritage Museum. A nearly empty shelving unit is on her left and behind her are two windows.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Man Working on Reconstruction of Pioneer House, Danish Heritage Museum]

Description: Color photograph of Clyde Runnels standing next to a sawhorse on top of which sits a box-shaped machine used for cutting wood. A few stacks of wooden planks sit to Clyde's left. The floor is covered in sawdust. He is at work on the reconstruction of the pioneer house at the Danish Heritage Museum.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Man Standing in a Door Frame at the Pioneer House of the Danish Heritage Museum]

Description: Color photograph of Clyde Runnels standing in a door frame inside the pioneer house at the Danish Heritage Museum, where is working on its reconstruction. He is wearing a blue work jumpsuit, sneakers, and a hat; around his waist, he has a tool apron hanging from his waist. A sawhorse is visible in the foreground, as is a machine that has the words "Table Saw" on its front. A long, thin plank of wood is balanced against the sawhorse and ends at his feet.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Woman Doing Woodwork for the Restoration of the Pioneer House at the Danish Heritage Museum]

Description: Color photograph of Barbara Runnels standing behind table saw machine, next to which are two small stacks of wooden planks. A sliver of daylight is hitting the floor which is covered in sawdust. From the left, a hand that belongs to an unidentified individual is placed on the machine that is balanced atop the sawhorse. Barbara, who is wearing glasses, a red plaid shirt, jeans and white tennis shoes, has her attention focused on the hand to her left.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Homes of Andrew Enemark Berndt and Helvig Jensen Berndt]

Description: Copy print of two photographs of the homes of Andrew Enemark Berndt and Helvig Jensen Berndt in El Campo, Texas. Andrew's home is in the forefront. It is a one-story white home, and there is barn to the right. Helvig's home is in the background and includes a house and five other buildings. The caption at the bottom says El Campo, Tex. '55.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Helvig Jensen Berndt Home]

Description: Copy print of a photograph of the home of Helvig Jensen Berndt in El Campo, Texas. Location was taken from another photograph in the collection. According to information on the back, it is now the home of Elvin Berndt. There are six buildings, including a house and barns, and they are surrounded by farmland. The house is a two-story white building. There is one car, three tractors, and several trailers in the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[History of Danish Pioneers as Told by Andrew Enemark Berndt]

Description: Brief nine-page typed account of the history of Danish settlers in Texas written by Andrew Enermark Berndt over a period, it would seem, of several years. He begins by explaining the lineage of his parents, Laura and Helvig Berndt, and progresses to his family's immigration from Denmark to the United States sometime between the 1840's and the beginning of World War I. A short anecdote is given about his father's butchering of a wild hog. His father, Helvig, bought 3,000 acres of land that now makes up modern day Danevang from a land survey company. Danevang, roughly translated, means Danish Meadows. The last few pages are sprinkled with stories of hardship for these pioneers and the successful establishment of a fire and storm insurance agency, as well as a telephone company that served to modernize their small community.
Date: 1983/1991
Item Type: Pamphlet
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society