immigration, Denmark, artifacts
Many of the things immigrants brought from Denmark were of practical value to them as travelers building new lives across the ocean. Trunks, blankets, tools, and clothes were obvious choices for anyone moving from one place to another. Photographs, knickknacks, toys, and other like items may not have been as practical, but held sentimental value by reminding them of the homes, families, and friends they were leaving behind.
"The Practical and the Sentimental: The Artifact Collection of The Danish Immigrant Museum,"
The Bridge: Vol. 30
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/thebridge/vol30/iss2/10