A Guide to the Haldor Nielsen Family Photograph Albums, ca. 1910-1920
Haldor Nielsen (1883-1953) emigrated from Denmark to Texas in 1900 and became a naturalized citizen in 1910. During World War I he was a civilian instructor in woodworking at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. He married Signe Pettersen in 1929; they lived in Austin, Texas, and had one son, Haldor, Jr.
Images of Haldor Nielsen’s family and friends; Congress Avenue and the Texas State Capitol in Austin; parades including Loyalty Day in 1917, circuses, and missions; Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.
Haldor Nielsen Family Photograph Albums, ca. 1910-1920, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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