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  Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
 Decade: 1910-1919
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
1910 Central School Class Photo
Photograph of a group of children and an adult female standing before a building with two windows. The children are variously dressed in pants, shorts, and dresses. None of them are wearing shoes. The adult woman on the far right wears a light-colored top and a floor-length, full skirt. There is an irregular piece of cardboard taped on the back of the photograph. Hand-written text in pencil is partially seen, and reads, "School Circa 1910". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222912/
1914 School Photo
Postcard of the Danevang School class of 1914 in front of a building. There are three visible windows. The students have been separated into boys and girls, with the girls standing in the center and the boys surrounding them on each side and behind them. The girls wear long, light-colored dresses belted at the waist. The boys wear formal attire. The girls have been identified, from left to right, as unknown, Esther Knudsen, Elna Petersen, Andrea Hansen, Emelia Andersen, Gertrude Strarup, and Christine Olsen. Three names have been provided for the boys but it cannot be stated with certainty to whom they apply. Black, rough patches of paper on the back of the postcard remain on each corner from wherever it was torn out of. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222938/
[1915 Danevang Baseball Team]
Copy negative of a black and white photograph of the 1915 Danevang baseball team in uniforms, posed outdoors at the Danevang baseball diamond. They are arranged in three rows; four men are seated and five men are kneeling. Standing behind the team is one man, identified as the manager, Axel Petersen; he is not in uniform. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223962/
1919 Confirmation Class
A black and white photograph of a confirmation class standing in front of the Danevang Lutheran Church, which has the inscription "ANS GAR KIRKE" above the doorway. The class consists of nine girls and two boys. The girls are wearing white dresses and a few of them have flowers pinned to their waists. The boys wear dark formal attire and dark hats. A clergyman identified as Reverend N. Moller accompanies the class. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223050/
[Abelone Wind in Her Confirmation Dress]
Postcard featuring a black and white portrait of a young woman, identified as Abelone Wind, standing on top of a couple of intricate rugs. Behind her is a painted backdrop. She is wearing a white Confirmation dress, a white bow in her hair, and black shoes. Her right arm is resting on a elaborately woven wicker chair. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223463/
[Andrew J. Jensen's Honorable Discharge from the Army of the United States]
Discharge paper given to Andrew J. Jensen from the Army of the United States. The document states that Andrew was honorably discharged from his position of mechanic by reason of demobilization. Andrew's physical description follows, along with signatures from a commanding officer. Further biographical information is given on the back. Additionally, a piece of paper has been stapled on the back that was signed by the clerk of the county court in Wharton authenticating the document. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223826/
Andrew Jensen Military Promotion
Hand-written and printed document from the United States Army given to Andrew Jensen after a military promotion. At the very top of the document, there is a black and white illustration of an eagle amongst various symbolic elements that make up the particular emblem. It hovers over bold text and is enclosed in a gray cloud-like gray area. The document states that Andrew made the transition to corporal at Camp Travis in Texas. Crease lines can be seen both length-wise and width-wise. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223827/
Andrew Jensen's Declaration of Intention
Declaration of Intention given to Andrew Jensen from the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization. Signed in the county of Matagorda, the document declares Andrew's intention to become a natural citizen of the United States. It renounces his citizenship in Denmark and the King Frederick VIII. An embossed seal can be seen on the bottom left corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223824/
Andrew Jensen's Naturalization Papers
Certificate of naturalization provided to Andrew Jensen after he became a citizen of the United States. Some biographical information is provided as well as additional standard signatures and bureaucratic fine print. There are two stamps on the back of the certificate, both of which appear to be written in Danish. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223825/
Anna Nygaard
Photograph of Anna Nygaard standing outside holding a baby in her right hand. Her head is turned towards the baby as she leans slightly to the left. She is wearing a patterned, lightweight dress that goes below her knees. A rocking chair is behind her and behind that, an out-of-focus tree in direct sunlight, outside of the cast shadow that covers Anna and the chair. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph states "Anna Nygaard". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222879/
Anna Nygaard - Nurse
Photograph of Anna Nygaard (right) and an unidentified woman standing in front of a bench. Anna Nygaard, wears a three-quarter length sleeve, belted dress that goes below her knees, while the other woman wears a nursing uniform. Behind them, there is a various assortment of bushes, grasses, and trees, in what appears to be a garden. There is a hand-written text on the back of the photograph but it cannot be read with certainty. It has also been stamped in the center with an image of a woman and text that reads, "A Miss Snapshot Print by C.S. Edwards Shreveport, LA." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222882/
Arvid Bloom & Thora Nielsen
Studio photograph of a husband and wife couple posing for picture in their wedding garb. The woman, seated on the right, has been identified as Thora Nielsen. She wears a light-colored (presumably white) dress with stockings, single-strap shoes, and a veil that reaches down to her ankles. Additionally, she also wears pearls and holds a bouquet of flowers near her lap. Her husband, identified as Arvid Bloom, is standing to the right of her. He is wearing a two-piece tuxedo suit with a light-colored shirt and matching bow tie. His hair is combed backwards revealing a receding hairline. The photograph has been placed inside the small triangular inserts of a stiff mat board. On the bottom, a white line of text reads, "Lauritz - Los Angeles"; presumably, the name of the photography studio where the picture was taken. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223864/
August Schaer Home
Photograph of a two-story home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to August Schaer. Photograph was taken from a distance, capturing the homestead, which includes the land, a disheveled fence on the left, and two outbuildings to the left and right of the main home. An intersecting gable roof covers the second-story of the house. A hip roof covers the adjacent right side, which projects outwards to the patio creating an overhang supported by slender columns. A purple stamp has been placed on the back of the photograph of a leaping fox logo with accompanying text that reads, "This is a genuine Fox Tone Picture Made by Fox CO. San Antonio, Texas." Rough black patches of paper remain on the back from wherever the picture was torn out of. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224019/
[Berndt Family Sitting on a Porch]
Black and white photograph of the Berndt family, seated on the porch of a house with wood-siding and support posts. The parents, Helvig Berdt and Laura Berndt, are seated in the center around their children. Helvig is wearing a bow tie, a white shirt, suspenders ad pants. Laura is wearing a long, white dress with a dark sash around her waist. Their youngest child Meta is sitting on a chair, holding her doll, directly in front of the parents. Two of their daughters, Ingeborg and Marie, stand on either side of the parents in plaid dresses. Helvig has one hand around the waist of the daughter on his left; she in turn has her hand resting on his leg. Their son Andreas Enemark, who is wearing a hat, a shirt, and a tie, stands behind his parents. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223141/
Brian & Elizabeth Wind Having Coffee
Photograph of a man and woman sitting on a wooden bench drinking coffee. Behind them, there is a set of windows partially covered by a pair of sheer curtains. The man, identified as Brian Wind, holds the cup near his mouth and wears belted pants and a long-sleeve shirt. On the left, the woman, identified as Elizabeth Wind, wears a dress and dark shoes and smiles openly at the camera. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223292/
[Brian Wind in Military Uniform]
Photograph of a young adult, identified as Brian Wind, in a military uniform standing in the snow. His hands are placed firmly on his sides and he smiles at the camera. An extravagant two-story house is behind him. To his right, a pile of cannonballs have been stacked on the snow. Photograph most likely comes from World War I era. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223896/
Brian Wind's Confirmation Class
Postcard of a group of people standing before a church structure during their confirmation. They are standing in two rows, with the front row composed of women in light-colored dresses. A set of double doors is behind them and two windows on either side. A church pastor appears to be standing on the top left corner, judging by his outfit. Brian Wind has also been named, but he has not been matched to any individual in the postcard. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223294/
Brothers and Sisters
Copy negative of a black and white photograph of five children standing outdoors in front of a large bush. There are three boys and two girls; they are the children of Christ Petersen. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223159/
[C. J. Christensen Home]
Copy print of a farmstead belonging to C. J. Christensen. The photograph was taken several feet away from the main house, which is off to the right behind a small fence and a line of stacked haystacks. The main house is a two-story structure with intersecting gable roofs, five windows along the first floor and two on the top one. Additionally, there are a couple of small outbuildings in the leftmost side of the image. The plot of land in the foreground has been used for an unidentified crop. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223006/
C. J. Christensen in Car
Copy print of a man, identified as C. J. Christensen, in the driver's side seat of an automobile. The car has a two wheel wagon attachment on the back, carrying a large load of packages, which have been stacked on top of each other. Behind them, a two-story house can be seen amidst an empty plot of land. The house has intersecting gable roofs with a chimney on top and two visible balconies bordered by railing posts. The bay window on the right side of the house, according to accompanying information, was added in 1918. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223013/
Carl and Ida Thyssen
Copy negative of Carl and Ida Thyssen of Danevang, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. Carl is wearing a suit and a hat, and Ida is wearing a long dress, a bonnet, and boots. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222731/
Carl Thyssen During World War I
Postcard of two men in military uniform standing on a wooden boardwalk in front of what appears to be a barrack. A ladder can be seen inclined on the structure behind the man on the right. Accompanying information indicates one of the men is Carl Thyssen, but has not specified which is which. They both wear lace-up boots, hats, and loose-fitting pants, but the man on the left wears a button-up jacket with multiple button-flap pockets, as oppose to the man on the right, who simply wears a long-sleeve shirt. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223331/
Carl Thyssen Portrait
Studio photograph of a man, identified as Carl Thyssen, in a well-lit space in front of a blank backdrop. His body is turned to the left slightly, but he faces the camera directly. He wears a suit jacket over a light-colored shirt and striped tie. The photograph has been pasted inside a frame with embossing on the front side. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223333/
Charlie Schaer WW1 Soldier
Copy negative of Charlie Schaer, who was a World War One soldier from Wharton County, Texas. In the image, Charlie is standing outside a house that is covered with ivy. He is wearing his military uniform. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222798/
Christine & Inger Olson
Postcard of two young women in front of a backdrop. The woman on the left stands with her hand placed on a wicker chair. She is wearing a long dress cinched at the waist with a thin belt and a ribbon bow on her hair. The woman next to her on the right is sitting on the wicker chair and holds the left hand of the woman next to her. She wears a similar dress, hairstyle, and ribbon bow. Accompanying information indicates that they Christine and Ingeborg Olsen, but their names have not been matched to their position on the image. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223218/
[Circus Coming Through Danevang]
Copy negative of a black and white photograph of a tusked elephant walking by a field whose wire fence is faintly visible. The elephant is followed from behind by a couple of horses. According to accompanying information, the elephant is part of the circus coming through Danevang. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223948/
Circus Coming Through Danevang
Copy negative of a black and white photograph of a circus caravan making its way through a field in Danevang. The caravan consists of two horse-drawn wagons, two wagon drivers, and a bear that is riding cage-free on the back of one of the wagons. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223950/
[Confirmation Class of 1914, Danevang Lutheran Church]
Black and white photograph of the Danevang Lutheran Church Confirmation class of 1914 posed for a group picture outside of an unidentified building. Everyone is formally dressed; the young women are wearing long, white dresses while the young men are wearing suits and ties. A majority of the individuals have floral boutonnieres attached to their clothing. Vines wrapped around two posts on the porch of the building are visible behind the group. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222947/
Danevang People Hauling Cotton Seed to El Campo
Photograph of a group of men on top of a mule-drawn, wooden wagon. Accompanying information indicates they are from Danevang, Texas, and are hauling cotton to El Campo, Texas, also in Wharton County. Second from right is P. J. Agerskov Petersen. Second from left is Marius Christensen, followed by Jens Berndt. The wagon and mules belong to Chris Petersen, who may or may not be in the picture. Behind them, there is a train with the Southern Pacific logo and insignia on various parts of its metal frame. Near the back wheel of the wagon is a tightly-packed sack; presumably, one of the cotton bales. A second mule-drawn wagon can be seen behind them on the far right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223861/
Danevang People Hauling Cotton to El Camp
Copy negative of a group of men on top of a horse-drawn, wooden wagon. Accompanying information indicates they are from Danevang, Texas, and are hauling cotton to El Campo, Texas, also in Wharton County. Although some names have been provided, they have not been matched properly to the people pictured. Behind them, there is a train with the Southern Pacific logo and insignia on various parts of its metal frame. Near the back wheel of the wagon is a tightly-packed sack; presumably, one of the cotton bales. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223211/
Danish Folk School
Copy negative of groups of people in front of the Danish Folk School. The men and women pictured are all wearing traditional Danish folk costumes. The men are kneeling down, and the women are standing up. The men are holding the women's hands. There is one man sitting with his legs crossed in front of the costumed group. Other unidentified people standing in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222615/
Fredericksen Family
Black and white professional portrait of the Fredericksen family. The mother and father, Herman Fredericksen and Kingerborg Jensen Fredericksen, are sitting in elegant chairs opposite each other. The mother is wearing a dark dress with a high neck and a decorative collar; the father is wearing a three piece suit and has a mustache. Their four children are arranged between them, but one daughter is sitting in the same seat as her mother. They are all wearing dark clothing. The sons are wearing dark shirts with wide tie collars. The daughters are both wearing dresses with collars and buttons down the front. The youngest daughter is holding an open book in her lap. At the bottom right of the image, an embossed stamp reads, "Atelier Fru Jepsen & S√łng, Svendborg." A handwritten note on the back lists their names and the location of the portrait session: "Svendborg, Danmark." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223104/
[Golden Wedding Anniversary of Jens and Anna Marie Smith]
Copy negative of a black and white photograph of an elderly couple and their grown children posed for a picture on their golden wedding anniversary. Anna Marie Nielsen Smith and Jens A. Smith, the wife and husband being celebrated, are seated in chairs next to each other on the lawn of their home. Behind them are their three sons and two daughters, who are identified from left to right as: William, Kristine, Andrew, Caroline, Maria, and Marius. The porch of their house is visible behind them; to the right, the steps to the porch are also discernible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223151/
[Hans Christian Hansen's Farm, Front View of House]
Faded black and white photograph of the Hansen family farm house. The house is a white, wooden two-story building with a covered porch. Some family members are situated on the lawn in front of the house. One man dressed in a hat, a white shirt, a dark vest and dark pants is sitting atop a horse. Another horse without a saddle stands next to them in the tall grass. In the background behind him and the horses are a few smaller buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223099/
[Hans Christian Hansen's Farm, View of Barn and House]
Black and white photograph of the Hansen family's farmstead. A group of barns are visible on the left; to the right is the family home, seen from the side. In the foreground is a grassy field where several family members and a couple of horses are standing amongst the brush in the distance. One individual is riding atop one of the horses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223098/
Hans Jergen Rasmussen Home
Photograph of the front view of a two-story home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Hans Jergen Rasmussen. Photograph was taken a short distance away from the front entrance. A gable roof projects downwards creating a sloping overhang over the front patio. Two windows are on each side of the front door, which is flanked by small oval windows. The second floor has an intersecting gable roof that runs perpendicular to the main roof, and three windows are seen underneath the pediment created by the pitched roof. Accompanying information on the back of the photograph states that the home was started in 1919 and completed after about 14 years by Hans Jergen, his sons, and a man named Dobbins. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224020/
Henry Schaer WW1 Soldier
Copy negative of Henry Schaer, who was a World War One soldier from Wharton County, Texas. In the image, Henry is standing outside a wooden building. He is wearing his military uniform and holding a gun. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222799/
[Isaacson Cotton Gin Company, El Campo, Texas]
Black and white photograph of a building known as the Isaacson Gin Company, where cotton is processed. The building is made of wood and has several different sections to it. The yard just outside the company is teeming with horse-drawn or animal-drawn wagons. Each wagon is filled with cotton; some of them are covered with a tarp. In the distance, several houses are visible, as are dirt roads that lead to and from the company yard. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222993/
Isaacson Gin Company
Photograph of the Isaacson Gin Company, a cotton gin in El Campo, Texas, taken from a high angle and from a distance, capturing the entire structure and the surrounding homes that surround it. Several horse-drawn wagons are moving in a procession in an arc formation from the south-facing wall of the gin to the north-facing one. Groups of men can be seen directing them. Others are seen on the ground and on platforms near the cotton bales. The gin itself is a large two-story structure with gable roofs and a large pole extending from the direction of the smaller roofs. All the buildings in the background within the vicinity of the gin seem to be homes. They are built along the street that runs parallel to the gin's east-facing wall. The photograph has been pasted on a stiff mat with a decorative linear embossing that runs the perimeter of the image. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223863/
[Jens H. Berndt Farmstead]
Photograph of Jens H. Berndt and his farmstead half a mile west of Danevang, Texas, which was later sold to P. C. Petersen in 1921. This information is also written on the back of the item in black ink. Presumably, Jens is the man in the foreground on the small plow that is being pushed by two horses. Behind him on the left, there is a barn with a tall gable roof and a windmill. The main home is on the far right. It is a two-story house with intersecting gable roofs and several double-hung windows, as well as two roof overhangs covering small patios. The photograph has been placed on a stiff mat which is chipping on the sides. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223860/
[Jens H. Berndt Farmstead]
Photograph of Jens H. Berndt and his farmstead half a mile west of Danevang, Texas, which was later sold to P. C. Petersen in 1921. Presumably, Jens is the man in the foreground on the small plow that is being pushed by two horses. Behind him on the left, there is a barn with a tall gable roof and a windmill. The main home is on the far right. It is a two-story house with intersecting gable roofs and several double-hung windows, as well as two roof overhangs covering small patios. The photograph has been placed on a stiff mat. On the back, there is hand-written text that reads, "Jens H. Berndt about 1910." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223859/
Jens H. Berndt Home
Copy negative of the family home and farm of Jens H. Berndt, in Danevang, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. The two-story family home is pictured on the right side of the image. There is a barn and a windmill on the left side of the image. There is an unidentified man in the center of the photograph riding in a small carriage pulled by two donkeys. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222741/
Marius & Carl Thyssen
Photograph of two men standing side by side outdoors near a small bush. Behind them, there is a tall structure with various domed openings and a palm tree off to the left. The man on the left, identified as Marius Thyssen, wears a three-piece suit and banded hat. The man to the right of him, identified as Carl Thyssen, wears a military uniform which consists of boots, slouchy pants, round brim hat, a long-sleeve shirt with button-flap pockets, and a slender dark tie. He holds a cigarette in his left hand. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223332/
Mary and Twins Brodsgaard
Copy negative of a group portrait taken in west Danevang, Texas. From left to right, the children pictured are Agnes Brodsgaard, Emma Brodsgaard, and Marie Brodsgaard. Agnes and Emma, who are twins, are wearing white dresses and are sitting in chairs. Marie is wearing a dress and has a bow in her hair. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222597/
[Melvin Hansen at Wholesale Candy Parking Lot]
Photograph of a man, identified as Melvin Hansen, at a Wholesale Candy parking lot. He stands in front of a series of parked automobiles, dressed sharply in a military style uniform. There is a duffel bag behind one of the cars off to the right. Although partly obstructed by Melvin's head, a water tower is visible behind the store. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223897/
[Melvin Hansen Outdoors in Front of Bush]
Photograph of a man, identified as Melvin Hansen, standing in front of a large bush. A flat, spacious landscape surrounds him. There appears to be a building very far away in the distance. Melvin wears a military style trench coat, trousers over a shirt and tie combination, and a tilted cap. His legs are slightly apart from one another. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223898/
Mrs. Pouline Thompsen Kitchen
Copy negative of Pauline Marie Thomsen Berthelsen sitting inside her kitchen in Palacios Texas, which is in Matagorda County. Mrs. Berthelsen is sitting to the left of a large stove. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222771/
Mud Chains on a Model T Ford
Copy negative of a black and white photograph of a Model T Ford with chains attached to the tires for easier travel on muddy roads. The car also has a tarp covering its window openings. Part of a building is visible behind the car to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223171/
Notice to Appear
Postcard sent out by the Local Board of Grundy County in Iowa to notify Ejner L. Wind to appear for a physical examination. The front of the postcard gives information about the date of the examination, and also warns Ejner that failure to appear may result in a loss of rights or immediately induct him to imprisonment or military service. On the back of the postcard, there is postage information. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223843/
Nygaard Girls
Photograph of three woman seated outside on brick steps. The steps lead up to a shut door of a house. The woman in the far back, identified as Sigrid Nygaard, holds her right arm outstretched with her hand placed on the brick. The two women in front of her, from left to right, have been identified as Anna Nygaard and Ellen Nygaard. They both wear below-the-knee, long-sleeve dresses with bows attached at the neckline, stockings, and close-toed, dark Mary Jane shoes. They each hold the hand of a young boy whose name has not been provided. Hand-written text on the back appears to read "Lil Ida"; additionally, it states, "Anna, Sigrid, Ellen Nygaard". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222880/
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