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A Frame but No Picture: The Story of a Boy Left in Denmark

Engskow, Ninna; Nielsen, John W.; Danish Immigrant Archive

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ISBN 10: 0930697030 / ISBN 13: 9780930697037
Editorial: Lur Publications, Danish Immigrant Archive, Dana College, 1998
Condición: Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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8vo. 63 pp. Trade paperback. Signed by Mr. Nielsen and Ninna Engskow, translator, on title page. General wear to edges/corners. N° de ref. de la librería 036238

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Título: A Frame but No Picture: The Story of a Boy ...

Editorial: Lur Publications, Danish Immigrant Archive, Dana College

Año de publicación: 1998

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Condición del libro:Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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The letters contained in A Frame But No Picture, spanning the years of 1886 through 1894, are a compelling account of a family. They are a testament to the fortitude and faith of not only the immigrants themselves but also to those who stayed in Denmark. Running as a leitmotif throughout is the story of Mads Adolf, an endearing little fellow, who was left behind in Denmark when his parents emigrated to America. Adolf's story is both memorable and enduring. If only there were a picture of him to fit the frame.

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Radsted, May 31, 1886

Dear Friends

We will now write to you and let you know that we received your letter on May 20. We can tell you that your little boy was in church Friday, May 21. The pastor would not let him come to church on a Sunday. Rasmus Hansen's wife from Falster carried him to the christening. Jens Madsen and wife from Ragelunde and the smith from Frejlev stood sponsor to him. Heslingens and Hans Peder's came over to our house. We did not have other guests.

The boy is named Mads Adolf Hansen. We call him Adolf because we do not think Mads is a pretty name. The boy got a dark brown felt hat, a small square silk scarf, a white bib, a long brown woolen frock, a white petticoat, a shirt, a pair of black woolen stockings and a pair of lacquered boots. Ellen gave him some clothes for everyday wear: the blue checkered dress which Dorthe gave her daughter when she was in church, a flannel petticoat, a new cotton pinafore and a small handkerchief. Adolf can almost walk. He cannot say much except num-num and dada. He is basically a good baby. He often sleeps all night without getting anything to drink, and we often have great pleasure in him.

Niels Ebbe's Katrine and Johannes often come over to see him. One day they asked if they could take him home with them.

You will have to excuse us for the late reply. We have been busy because we had to bring Adolf to church, and now we have started cleaning beets so Bodil had to drive the beet horsewagon the last couple of days of her school holidays, and she had to write the letter.

This is all for now. Greetings from all of us. We are all well, and we hope to hear the same from you. The Heslingens and Hans Peders send their regards. Their son has not been to church yet.

The warmest regards from all of us.

Anders Hansen

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