The Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey was published in 1942 by the Chicago Public Library Omnibus Project of the Works Progress Administration of Illinois. The purpose of the project was to translate and classify selected news articles that appeared in the foreign language press from 1855 to 1938. The project consists of 120,000 typewritten pages translated from newspapers of 22 different foreign language communities of Chicago.

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  • Hejmdal -- May 06, 1872
    [Two Danish Bookstores Merge]

    Fritz, Frantzen, and Jorgensen, Rasmussen, two Danish bookstores, are merging into one firm. Its name will be Fritz, Frantzen, & Co., and the store will be at the old location of Fritz, Frantzen, at 96 Milwaukee Avenue.

    This merger is a wonderful thing for the Scandinavian people. Mr. Frantzen has been in the book business for many years, and is known as an expert in his field. Jorgensen and Rasmussen, in the short time they have been in business, have shown what youth, energy, and honesty can do. We are sure that this new firm will be one of the best businesses of its kind.

    Fritz, Frantzen, and Jorgensen, Rasmussen, two Danish bookstores, are merging into one firm. Its name will be Fritz, Frantzen, & Co., and the store will be at the old location ...

    Danish
    II A 2
  • Hejmdal -- May 06, 1872
    [Two Danish Bookstores Merge]

    Fritz, Frantzen, and Jorgensen, Rasmussen, two Danish bookstores, are merging into one firm. Its name will be Fritz, Frantzen, & Co., and the store will be at the old location of Fritz, Frantzen, at 96 Milwaukee Avenue.

    This merger is a wonderful thing for the Scandinavian people. Mr. Frantzen has been in the book business for many years, and is known as an expert in his field. Jorgensen and Rasmussen, in the short time they have been in business, have shown what youth, energy, and honesty can do. We are sure that this new firm will be one of the best businesses of its kind.

    Fritz, Frantzen, and Jorgensen, Rasmussen, two Danish bookstores, are merging into one firm. Its name will be Fritz, Frantzen, & Co., and the store will be at the old location ...

    Danish
    II A 2
  • Hejmdal -- November 07, 1874
    Hotel Danmark

    Hotel Danmark, the oldest of all Danish hotels, known for its good food and clean rooms, has lately been in the hands of the carpenters and painters. It looks as if the owner, Hans Thetlgaard, hoped to double his business.

    Hotel Danmark, the oldest of all Danish hotels, known for its good food and clean rooms, has lately been in the hands of the carpenters and painters. It looks as ...

    Danish
    II A 2
  • Hejmdal -- December 19, 1874
    Christmas Is Coming [Patronize Danish Stores]

    Bartholdy and Schwartz, 340 Milwaukee Avenue, is a very large hardware store which carries a large stock of stoves and a full line of building tools and equipment. As business grew Mr. Bartholdy took in Mr. Schwartz as a partner, and today all Danes and Scandinavians deal there. Both men are considered very good businessmen.

    H. S. Paulsen and Bros, are always up to date with their stoves. They are well known by the Danes and Scandinavians.

    Hearlev and Johnson, 94 Milwaukee Avenue, have a large business in goods which they manufacture themselves. To give you an idea, four thousand boxes of paper collars are made each week. Trunks and travelling bags are made the same way at 126 West Indiana Street.

    2

    H. L. Dahl, 150 South Clark Street, is doing a tremendous tailoring business with rich Americans, but he is always glad to have a countryman of his come in and patronize him.

    N. Bruun, 282 West Indiana Avenue, is the owner of a drugstore. His drug store is a landmark for the Danes and we are proud of him. His skill as a druggist and his personality and warm heart for the poor have insured his success.

    Bartholdy and Schwartz, 340 Milwaukee Avenue, is a very large hardware store which carries a large stock of stoves and a full line of building tools and equipment. As business ...

    Danish
    II A 2
  • Hejmdal -- December 19, 1874
    Christmas Is Coming [Patronize Danish Stores]

    Bartholdy and Schwartz, 340 Milwaukee Avenue, is a very large hardware store which carries a large stock of stoves and a full line of building tools and equipment. As business grew Mr. Bartholdy took in Mr. Schwartz as a partner, and today all Danes and Scandinavians deal there. Both men are considered very good businessmen.

    H. S. Paulsen and Bros, are always up to date with their stoves. They are well known by the Danes and Scandinavians.

    Hearlev and Johnson, 94 Milwaukee Avenue, have a large business in goods which they manufacture themselves. To give you an idea, four thousand boxes of paper collars are made each week. Trunks and travelling bags are made the same way at 126 West Indiana Street.

    2

    H. L. Dahl, 150 South Clark Street, is doing a tremendous tailoring business with rich Americans, but he is always glad to have a countryman of his come in and patronize him.

    N. Bruun, 282 West Indiana Avenue, is the owner of a drugstore. His drug store is a landmark for the Danes and we are proud of him. His skill as a druggist and his personality and warm heart for the poor have insured his success.

    Bartholdy and Schwartz, 340 Milwaukee Avenue, is a very large hardware store which carries a large stock of stoves and a full line of building tools and equipment. As business ...

    Danish
    II A 2
  • Hejmdal -- January 30, 1875
    [Depositors in Closed Bank Receive New Dividend]

    The depositors of the Scandinavian National Bank will in the near future receive another dividend of fifteen per cent, which will mean that forty per cent will have been paid.

    The depositors of the Scandinavian National Bank will in the near future receive another dividend of fifteen per cent, which will mean that forty per cent will have been paid.

    Danish
    II A 2, II A 2, II A 2
  • Hejmdal -- January 30, 1875
    [Depositors in Closed Bank Receive New Dividend]

    The depositors of the Scandinavian National Bank will in the near future receive another dividend of fifteen per cent, which will mean that forty per cent will have been paid.

    The depositors of the Scandinavian National Bank will in the near future receive another dividend of fifteen per cent, which will mean that forty per cent will have been paid.

    Danish
    II A 2, II A 2, II A 2
  • Hejmdal -- March 27, 1875
    [Fritz Frantzen Opens New Savings Bank]

    Mr. Fritz Frantzen has opened a savings bank, which will pay six per cent interest. It will be of great advantage for the people of the West Side. Mr. Frantzen is so well known that a recommendation is unnecessary.

    Mr. Fritz Frantzen has opened a savings bank, which will pay six per cent interest. It will be of great advantage for the people of the West Side. Mr. Frantzen ...

    Danish
    II A 2, IV
  • Hejmdal -- March 27, 1875
    [Fritz Frantzen Opens New Savings Bank]

    Mr. Fritz Frantzen has opened a savings bank, which will pay six per cent interest. It will be of great advantage for the people of the West Side. Mr. Frantzen is so well known that a recommendation is unnecessary.

    Mr. Fritz Frantzen has opened a savings bank, which will pay six per cent interest. It will be of great advantage for the people of the West Side. Mr. Frantzen ...

    Danish
    II A 2, IV
  • Hejmdal -- May 20, 1876
    [Chicago Dane Invents Stove]

    A Dane in Chicago has invented and patented a stove which gives an even heat and at the same time keeps fresh air in the room by means of a ventilation system. The inventor's name is Winterlichs. His stove has two walls and air space between them, which prevents the top of the stove from becoming red hot, but provides for heating the air. The fresh air goes into the wall space of the stove through a pipe from beneath the floor; the hot air goes out at the top of the stove and circles around the room. The used air is heavier than the hot air; hence it goes to the floor and slips out at an opening in the floor which is connected with the chimney. The draft in the chimney works like a pump and drains the foul air out.

    A Dane in Chicago has invented and patented a stove which gives an even heat and at the same time keeps fresh air in the room by means of a ...

    Danish
    II A 2