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 Decade: 1900-1909
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
[1903 Danevang School Students]
Photograph of students and their teacher posing for a group picture at their school, Danevang School, in Danevang, Texas. They have been arranged into three rows, with the front row seated on a bench. Three long double-hung windows can be seen behind them. They have been identified, from left to right: Top row: Viggo Andersen, Arthur Andersen, Eddie Nielsen, Elmer Andersen, Edward Nielsen, Paul Madsen, Harry Andersen, Thorvald Lykke, Eric Petersen, Uffe Nygaard, Martin Christiansen, Harold Hansen, and Jim Jensen. Middle row: Frank Jensen, Hans Treumer, Viggo Juhl, Dagmar Evers, Anna Nygaard, Ellen Longwood, Hazel Johnson, Margretha Nygaard, Karen Berndt, Mable Johnson, Katy Rasmussen, Nona Johnson, Sophie Madsen, Mary Treumer, Signe Lykke, Laura Petersen, and Professor Vitrup. Front row: Hans Nygaard, Holger Lauritsen, Ebbe Wind, Abelone Wind, Mabel Andersen, Elizabeth Jensen, Marentze Nielsen, Marie Nielsen, Thora Nielsen, Esther Longwood, Cora Johnson, Anna Jensen, Anna Lykke, Pauline Madsen, and Agnes Nielsen. A newspaper article included with the photograph also states that "only ten of these live in Danevang now. Many of them have passed away. Others have moved. Names are written as they were then. Photograph is furnished by Mrs. Laruits Harton.[sic]" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222842/
[1908 School Picture of Faculty & Students]
Photograph of a large group of children and the faculty of Danevang School in Danevang, Texas. They have been arranged into five rows. Behind them, the school building can be seen, along with three windows, two of which have shutters. The photograph, which is torn on its right bottom and top corners, has been pasted on a gray stiff paper. On the back of it, there is hand-written text that reads, "School picture Danevang." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222837/
[Alter and Baptismal Font of Ansgar Church of Danevang]
Photograph of an alter and baptismal font inside the Ansgar Church of Danevang, Texas. The shaft of the baptismal front has been ornamented with rounded bands and supports a rounded basin. Behind it, a wooden step leads up to an alter flanked by wooden furniture. The alter is composed of a wooden table covered by a tablecloth with an ornamented design trim. Two floral arrangements and two candle-holders are on each side of the tabletoo. A seven-branched candelabrum has been placed directly on the center of the table, which stands before a large framed painting of religious icons engaging with a leaning figure. The painting's frame is topped by a cross. Hand-written text in pencil on the back of the photograph cannot be read with certainty. A black stamp indicates, "Danish Heritage Society P. O. Box 386 Danevang, TX 77432". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222919/
[Antomine Andersen Christensen and Spinning Wheel]
Copy print of an older woman, identified as Antomine Andersen Christensen, seated in a chair behind a spinning wheel. She wears a long-sleeve dress and glasses. She is outdoors, and in the distance, several trees can be seen. Accompanying information indicates that she was 90 years old at the time the picture was taken. Her daughter, Marie Christensen, married Chris Christensen and moved to Danevang, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223010/
[Articles of Incorporation of the Danish Mutual Insurance Company]
Legal document inaugurating the Danish Mutual Insurance Company's corporate membership, filed through the Secretary of State's office in Austin, Texas, and signed under a notary. The document specifies a twenty year lifetime minimum and the seven men of the first board of directors who will be in charge of insuring both Wharton and Matagorda counties. They are as follows : Neils Christian Jensen, Marcus Nielsen, Helvig Jensen Berndt, H. P. Hermansen, Jasper J. Juhl, Marcus Christensen, and Niels M. Hansen. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223794/
[Baptismal Certificate]
Certificate from Sigrid Larsen Wind's baptism at Danevang Church written in Danish. There is an illustration at the top of the document of a female angel holding a basin. She is inside a circular motif with a line of bold text going around the top. Additionally, two paper scrolls unroll from leafy branches that decorate the top third of the document. In these scrolls, there are biblical passages from the gospels of John and Mark. Translated from Danish, the passages from John and Mark read: "Unless one is born of water and spirit, he can not be received into God's kingdom" - John 3. 5. "Whosoever believes and is baptized shall be saved, but whoever does not believe shall be damned" - Mark 16. 16. Two more detailed illustrations flank the right and left hand-written parts of the document. The one on the left is of a tall tree in the middle of a deserted, sloping terrain. The image opposite it is of a sailing ship bearing the Danish flag in a large body of water. Four more paragraphs of text are on the bottom flanking an embossed seal. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223835/
[Berndt Family Farm Property]
Black and white photograph of the Berndt family farm property, comprised of a white two-story house, two barns in back, and a windmill. A crop field of an unidentified variety is visible in the foreground. A few members of the Berndt family are standing in various areas of the yard. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222988/
[Berndt Family Siblings - Andreas, Marie, and Ingeborg]
Color copy photograph of a black and white portrait of three children from the Berndt family. They are posed with a textured background behind them, an elegant rug beneath their feet, and a chair in the center of them. There is one boy and two girls, one of whom is an infant. The boy is Andreas Berndt, aged 7 years; he stands to the right of the chair and has one of his hands on the back. He is wearing a white shirt, a bow tie, dark shorts, and stockings. Marie, who was 3 years old at the time, stands on the other side of the chair from her brother. She is wearing a white dress, stockings, and two bows in her hair. Ingeborg, the youngest sibling, is seated in the ornate chair in a white baby's gown. She was 3 months old at the time. A note on the back of the photograph says that these are H.J. Berndt's children. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223138/
[Birth certificate for Miguel Gomez]
Birth certificate (Coahuila State, Mex) for Miguel Gomez, son of Mathilde Gomez, born December 31, 1904. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222394/
Bram Family Portrait
Copy negative of a framed portrait of the Bram family of Wharton County. Marius Bram and Jakobina Bram are sitting down in the portrait. Their children, from left to right, are Carl, Walter and Johanna (infant). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222718/
C. J. Christensen Wedding
Copy print of a newlywed couple posing for the camera inside an empty room. The man, identified as Christian Jepsen Christensen, is seated in an elaborately designed wicker chair and wearing a suit and bow tie. The woman, identified as Marie Magdalene Jensen, is standing next to him on the right with her right hand resting on the chair's back. She is wearing a long-sleeved wedding dress and veil that has been adorned at the top with small flowers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223008/
[Certificate of baptism for Ignacio Bocanegra]
Document certifying Ignacio Bocanegra's baptism in September 1895, at Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón, in Monterrey, Mexico. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222337/
[Certificate of Naturalization]
Certificate of naturalization given to Helvig Jensen Berndt by the United States Department of Commerce and Labor. A black and white illustration of an eagle emblem is at the very top, flanked by the title of the document. The text on the page gives the names of Helvig's children and wife as well as a short physical description of Helvig. There is hand-written text on the back of the document which reads, "H. J. Berndt is U. S. Citizen since May 4, 1908." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223838/
Child in Baby Carriage
Copy print of a baby, identified as Ester Knudsen Hutson, in a baby carriage. She is wearing a long, light-colored gown with a decorative crochet trim running across the bottom of the garment. She is also wearing a large bonnet tied around her neck. The carriage seems to have been placed on a wooden patio, perhaps the front porch of a home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223009/
[Chris Madsen Home]
Photograph of the Madsen family at their property in Danevang, Texas. The man on the right, identified as Chris Madsen, appears to be seated on a plow, which is being pulled by three horses. There are two children on the right, and an adult woman next to them, presumably their mother and wife of Chris Madsen. Behind them, there is a hammock hung on two trees, and beyond that, a two-story home. It has light-colored siding, intersecting gable roofs, several windows, and one bay window on the right part of the house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223246/
[Confirmation Class of 1908, Danevang Lutheran Church]
Black and white photograph of the Danevang Lutheran Church's Confirmation class of 1908, posed for a group picture outside of an unidentified building. Five young women are seated on a wooden bench in front of a row of eight young men who are accompanied by their Pastor, Soren Hamburg Madsen. Each individual is wearing a hat. Most of the girls' hats have floral embellishments on them. Everyone is dressed formally. The young women are wearing white, high-neck dresses that reach to the floor; their hands are clad in gloves. The young men are wearing suits and ties and simple, brimmed hats. Pastor Madsen is the only individual that is not completely facing the camera; he is turned 3/4 of the way. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222946/
[Danevang Citizens at the Danevang Community Hall]
Black and white photograph of a large group of Danevang citizens gathered in front of the Danevang Community Hall, a white wooden building with a single door in front. A pair of Danish flags are hanging on the building on either side of the open door. Numerous citizens are sitting and standing in and around the bleachers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222986/
Danevang People at Meeting House
Copy negative of community members gathered together outside of the Danevang Community Hall in Danevang, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. The community hall is a large, one-story wooden building with two flags hanging on the front of the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222740/
Danevang School 1908 Newspaper
Newspaper photograph of the children and teachers of the Danevang School in 1908. There are two teachers, Cheatham Evans and Anna Laura McDonald and eighty four children in the photograph. Names are listed by row in the information below the photograph. According to accompanying information, this appeared in and El Camp newspaper. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222975/
Danish Home of Thomas Christian Christensen
Copy negative of Thomas and Magdalene Christensen's family home in Lokken, Denmark. The home has a thatched roof and an arbor covered with vines. There are two Danish flags flying on either side of the arbor. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222773/
Farming Photo with C. M. Nissen on Far Right
Photograph of a group of men standing outdoors on a large mechanical plow. Two of the men are on top of it, near the driver's seat. Another two are on the ground near the largest wheel. The one on the far right has been identified as C. M. Nissen. A fifth man is supporting himself with a lever towards the left, and a child farther left is sitting down barefoot on a wheel that has been turned to its side. The photograph has been placed on a dark mat with an embossed linear border that frames the photograph. On the back, there is hand-written text. It reads: "H. J. Berndt Danevang, Texas. Please return to A. E. Berndt. C. M. Nissen on far right married to Katherine Lauritsen. CIRCA 1908." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223862/
Farmstead
Copy print of a farmstead in Danevang, Texas. The photograph appears to have been taken a short distance away from a fence that runs the length of the property. Past the fence and a few small bushes, a group of people have seated themselves on chairs, presumably posing for the picture. Several horses, carriages, and men are to the left of these people; some of them have also stopped and turned towards the direction where the photograph was taken. In the distance, there is a two-story house with a gable roof and several windows on the first floor. On the leftmost part of the image, a second structure can be seen next to a large tree. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223020/
Fish Fry on Matagorda Bay
Postcard of a group of men tending to a meal being prepared on the ground. Three of the men are actively engaged with various cooking utensils, while the two in the back look on. They appear to be standing in a barren landscape. There are no distinguishing landscape elements. Two names are listed on the back of the postcard, but it cannot be stated with certainty to whom they apply. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222941/
H. P. Jensen Family
Copy negative of Hans Peter Jensen and his family inside their home in Danevange, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. From left to right, top to bottom, the family members pictured are Jorgen Jensen, Jens Jensen, Lena Jensen, and Viggo Jensen in the top row; Hans Peter Jensen, Maren Jensen and Elizabeth Jensen in the middle row; and Harold Jensen and Theodore Jensen in the bottom row. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222782/
H. P. Jensen Family
Copy print of the Jensen family posing in front of a backdrop of a room interior. From left to the right, the individuals in the back have been identified as Jorgen Jensen, Jens Jensen, Lena Jensen, and Viggo Jensen. From left to right, the seated group has been identified as Harold Jensen, Hans Peter Jensen, Maren Jensen, Theodore Jensen, and Elizabeth Jensen. They are all dressed in formal attire. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223018/
[H. P. Jensen Home]
Photograph of a two-story structure in Danevang, Texas, belonging to H. P. Jensen. A white sticker on the front of the photograph states that Jensen was the "first mail carrier. Carried mail from 1902-1914 as a rule with a little mule and cart. He also bould bring medicine [sic]." The house itself is past a narrow dirt road in the foreground. It has intersecting gable roofs and light-colored siding. Several windows are on the first and second floors. Round bushes line the outside of the house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223242/
Hans Berndt Farm
Copy negative of the Hans Berndt farm and home, where according to sources lumber is delivered to. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222755/
[Hans P. Jensen Home]
Copy negative print of a two-story house in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Hans Peter Jensen. The property is surrounded by a chicken wire fence with large trees planted just inside it. The house has a steep gable roof with shingles and horizontal siding. There are several double-hung windows on the first and second floor. A young boy stands outside looking at the camera, but he has not been identified. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223499/
Helvig Berndt Home
Photograph of Helvig Berndt's home in Danevang, Texas. The photograph was taken a distance away from the actual home, which can be seen in the back center-left. It is a two-story structure with intersecting gable roofs and several double-hung windows. A barn with a wide gable roof can be seen to the right. Two men are in the foreground on the leftmost part of the image. A horse-drawn wagon joins them. The two men have been identified as Anders H. and Helvig J. Berndt. The photograph has been placed on a stiff mat board which has chipped considerably on the bottom left corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223857/
[Home of Pioneer John Walter Carr]
Photograph of a woman and two children standing on a covered porch. The woman is wearing a long black skirt and a white blouse. Two girls wearing white dresses are standing to her side. There is a wooden walkway on the side and front of the porch, and other houses can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201913/
Jasper J. Juhl Family
Copy negative of a family portrait taken in west Danevange, Texas in Wharton County. From left to right in the top row is Marie Smith Juhl and Viggo Juhl. Sitting at the bottom of the photograph from left to right is Arnold Juhl, Jasper J. Juhl, Agnes Juhl, and Annie Juhl holding baby Hilda Juhl. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222603/
[Jensen Children]
Copy negative of a black and white photograph professionally taken in 1906 of Hans Peter Jensen's five children. They are posed in front of a textured background and on top of a rug that looks like it is made of animal fur. The three older children stand behind the two youngest children, who are seated and dressed in a similar fashion. The sole girl wears a white dress, stockings, and shoes and is placing her hand on the chair upon which her younger sibling sits. The eldest boy stands in the center in a suit and tie. His younger brother stands to the right of him, also in a suit, and places his hand on the chair of the sibling seated in front of him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223934/
[Large Group of People at Old Community House]
Photograph of a large group of men, women, and children gathered to take a group picture in front of Danevang Community Hall, also identified as the old Community House according to a line of text on the back of the photograph. Accompanying information also states that they are at a celebration, and that Iver Wind, his wife, and child are somewhere in the picture. The structure behind them has a gable roof with shingles, siding, and several windows. A few men are seated on the window ledges. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222822/
[Life Saving Station at Lake]
Photograph of a life guard station at Sabine Lake. The station has a sign on the front that reads, "U.S. Life Saving Station." A small building is near the station and a dock on the right. There are two poles with many different flags flying on them. There is a handwritten note on the back that identifies the station and dates it at about 1900. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth202274/
[Man and Daughter at Sabine Lake]
Photograph of a man and his daughter at Sabine Lake, dated July 5, 1906. The two are seated under an awning on a boat, and are smiling at the camera. The man has a pipe in his mouth and one hand on his knee. The back of the photograph has a handwritten date and note (that is partially illegible) describing the people pictured. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201902/
Marie Harton Swenson
Bust portrait photograph of a young woman, identified as Marie Harton Swenson, in front of a blank, dark-colored backdrop. Her hair has been cut in a Bob, and she wears a jacket over a button up blouse. The photograph has been pasted inside a square frame, and then placed inside a fold-out photo folder. When closed, the front flap rests on an embossed decorative motif that resembles a flower. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223039/
[Marie Olson Portrait]
Photograph of a young woman, identified as Marie Olson, in a photography studio with side-lighting hitting her face prominently on the left side. Her body is turned slightly to the left, but she faces the camera directly. She wears glasses, a necklace, and a sailor-collar top with a light-colored ribbon trim. A stiff paper frame with an oval cut-out covers the photograph. Together, they have been placed inside a folder with an ornate pattern embossing on the front cover. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222810/
[Men Standing on Grain Dock]
Photograph of a group of men of different nationalities on a grain dock. They are standing in a line across the dock and there are two boats and a large ship in the background. Six of the men are seated. The back of the photograph has a list of each person and their nationalities. It identifies the men from left to right: E.A. Laughlin (American, Lumber Yard), unknown (Holland), Dick Schultz (American, Saloon), L. Schuh (Germany, Barber Shop & Shoe Store), D.A. Schumaker (American, Sanitary Dept.), Peter Stock (Denmark, Building & Saloon), unknown (Holland), G.M. Craig (American), Oberhotz (American, Barber Shop), Frank Ireland (Holland, Shell & Gravel), Col. Jim Furlong (Ireland, Old Sabine Hotel), Peter Lamp (American, Rooming House). Seated on dock: J.W. Carr (England, Realtor), Howe (Denmark), Alfred Spence (Sweden), D.L. Stump (American, Port Arthur News). The Barge is identified as Parague of Orange, Texas and the ship is identified as Bancroft S.S. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201854/
[Mother and Two Small Children]
Photograph of two children, identified as Edith and Amelia Carr, with their mother. Both children are wearing white outfits, and the woman is wearing a white dress with a thick black collar. They are all seated in front of a backdrop. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201915/
Mr. & Mrs. H. P. Jensen
Copy print of an oval picture frame with a photograph inside it of husband and wife Hans Peter Jensen and Maren Jensen. The frame has ornate floral motifs on the top, bottom, and sides, as well as beveled edges and a continuous pattern of decorative circle reliefs running near the edge of the frame glass. The man and the woman in the photograph are both dressed in formal attire. The man wears a blazer and a waistcoat. The woman wears a light-colored, tied neck-piece over a dark-colored top. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223019/
[Outdoor Family Portrait]
Photograph of a large group of people posing outdoors in front of a fence. There are three young girls wearing white dresses; two of them are wearing bonnets and the other is wearing a hat. There are three women standing between the children, and two men behind them. Large trees are in the background. The back of the photograph has a handwritten date and note (that is not entirely legible) about the day it was taken. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201901/
P. J. Agerskov Petersen and Family
Copy negative print of the Petersen family insider their home. Only two have been properly identified: P. J. Agerskov Petersen is the man with the three piece suit on the left, and Verner Petersen is the young boy on his lap. The other names have not been properly matched. Behind them, on a wooden cabinet, there is a collection of family frames and flower vases on a lace tablecloth. Behind that, the walls bear two large framed bust portraits and other small family memorabilia. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223502/
Photo of Carl Jensen's Home
Copy negative print of the Jensen family residence in Danevang, Texas. Taken some distance away from the house, the photograph captures the Jensen family behind a cluster of chickens. Two children are riding mules. Presumably, Carl Jensen is the man on the right wearing a dark-colored suit. The house itself has sloping, steep roofs with light-colored shingles. There are two patios on the first floor. They each have an overhang and slender columns acting as support. A brick chimney can be seen at the very top. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223267/
[Photograph of a man wearing a wide brimmed hat]
Photograph of a man standing, dressed in a suit and tie. He holds a wide brimmed hat in his right hand and a file in his left hand. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222517/
[Photograph of August and Theresa Furchner, 1900]
Photograph of August and Theresa Furchner posing for a portrait. August Furchner is sitting in a wicker chair to the left, wearing a suit and hat. His wife Theresa is standing to the right with a hand on her husband's shoulder. She is wearing a floral embroidered dress with a striped collar and a floral hat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201973/
[Photograph of Bird Hunters at the Llano River]
Photograph of three men standing next to a string of dead birds near the Llano River. Behind them are buggies being pulled by horses. It is matted on a light mat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166325/
[Photograph of Buggies at the Llano River]
Photograph of two men with buggies near the Llano River. Horses are pulling the buggies, and the men are standing next to them. It is matted on a light mat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166319/
[Photograph of Buggies at the Llano River]
Photograph of multiple men with buggies walking through a field near the Llano River. Horses are pulling the buggies, and the men are standing next to them. It is matted on a light mat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166320/
[Photograph of Businesses in Fredericksburg, Texas]
Negative of Freda's gift shop in Fredericksburg, Texas. The photograph was taken from across the street. Two real estate businesses and an antique shop are beside the gift shop. On the back are the names of the businesses and their addresses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246259/
[Photograph of Businesses in Fredericksburg, TX]
Photograph of Freda's gift shop in Fredericksburg, Texas. The photograph was taken from across the street. Two real estate businesses and an antique shop are beside the gift shop. On the back are the names of the businesses and their addresses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246160/
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