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Size: 5" x 3"
Copyrighted: 1891
Lithographer: Joseph P. Knapp

Copenhagen, Denmark - Thorwaldsen's Museum
Illustrations: Thorwaldsen's Museum; A Danish Girl; A Farmer

NOTE: There appear to be 2 somewhat independent printing variations that exist for this card, resulting in 3 known varieties. The first variation is distinguishable by the presence or absence of a comma in the title caption at the bottom of the card. The second variation is distinguishable by the presence or absence of a caption beneath the portrait of a girl in the lower right portion of the card. These variations were originally identified by Jerry Anderson.
Main title caption reads "COPENHAGEN,  DENMARK", with a distinct comma immediately following the city name. (This is the variety shown on the full-size card, above). This variation is thus far known only on cards where the "A DANISH GIRL" caption, as shown below, is also present.
-- image courtesy of Jerry Anderson
Main title caption reads "COPENHAGEN   DENMARK", without any comma separating the city and country names. This variation exists on cards both with and without the "A DANISH GIRL" caption, as shown below.
Card has a caption beneath the girl's portrait that reads "A DANISH GIRL." (This is the variety shown on the full-size card, above). This variation can appear on cards both with and without the comma in the main title caption, as shown above.
-- image courtesy of Jerry Anderson
Card has no caption beneath the girl's portrait. Thus far, this variation is only known on cards that are also missing the comma in the main title caption.

Reverse - Text
Right section:
Copenhagen, the Capital of Denmark, stands on the east coast of Zealand. Toward the sea, it exhibits an extensive mass of batteries, docks, stores and arsenals. The eastern portion of the harbor is protected by the Castle of Frederikshavn, which is regarded as impregnable. Part of the city is built on the small island of Amager and is called Christianshavn, connected by two bridges to the mainland. The channel between the two islands forms the port or harbor, capable of accommodating 5,000 ships. The place owes its modern aspect to the re-building after several destructive fires, bombardments, and other rigors. It first became a royal residence in 1443. Copenhagen is noted for its great number of palaces and public buildings. The longest street is Gothersgade, 2˝ miles long, while the Ostergade and Kjôbmagergade contain the finest stores; the last named two being among the sixteen streets which branch off from Kongens Nytory or King's Square. The objects of interest are extremely numerous. On a small island separated from the mainland by canals and reached by several bridges, stands Christiansborg, the largest public building in Copenhagen. Its site was occupied by a castle as early as the year 1168. It was greatly improved during the reign of Christian I. The Observatory stands on the rampart close to Rosenborg, but is accessible only to men of science. Thorwaldsen's Museum was built by the city of Copenhagen in 1839-48, to contain casts of all his works, numerous paintings, cameos and works of art collected by him, and finally, to hold the ashes of the great sculptor himself. The building contains about 300 of his works. Its shape is a parallelogram in the centre of which is a mausoleum, the resting place of the great artist's remains. In addition to his own contribution to this museum, he left a bequest of $60,000 to be expended in the purchase of the productions of other Danish masters.
Population, 375,251.