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  Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
 Decade: 1960-1969
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
[1960 Confirmation]
Black and white photograph of a confirmation class dressed in religious robes standing in front of a figure of Jesus Christ that is surrounded by candles. There are seven boys and five girls. The boys are each wearing a bow tie. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223071/
1961 Confirmation Class
Copy negative of the 1961 confirmation class of Danevang Lutheran Church, which is located in Wharton County, Texas. The students are all wearing long white robes. From left to right, top to bottom, the students pictured are Donald Dippel, James Olson, and Bruce Lauritsen in the top row; and Kathleen Skow and Sharon Andersen in the bottom row. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222801/
[1962 Confirmation]
Black and white photograph of a Confirmation class dressed in religious robes, standing on the steps of Danevang Lutheran Church. The group consists of three girls, one of whom wears glasses. The three boys each sport a bow tie. A window is visible to the right of the group. A portion of the image is missing due to the lifting of a previously affixed label. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223072/
[1963 Confirmands Posing Outdoors]
Color photograph of one boy and three girls, all of whom are dressed in formal attire. The girls are wearing white dresses and the boy is wearing a white button-up shirt, bow tie, and black pants. They are standing outdoors to the right of a large bush. An open field with a few trees makes up the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223073/
1964 Confirmation
A black and white photograph of a group of boys dressed in religious robes standing on a lawn near a large bush and a tree. A man in a suit stands on concrete to the right of the group. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223074/
1966 Confirmation
Color photograph of a confirmation class dressed in white religious robes, posed in front of an altar that has at its center a robed figure of Jesus Christ. There are six girls, three boys, and three adults who are identified as Pastor Eric Moller, his wife Mrs. Erik Moller, and the organist, Louise Petersen. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223077/
1967 Confirmation
Color photograph of a small confirmation class dressed in religious robes posed indoors in front of what looks like an altar in the background. A girl and two boys are accompanied by an older man in a dark suit and tie who is identified as Pastor Eric Moller. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223076/
1968 Confirmation
Color photograph of a confirmation class dressed in white religious robes and standing in front of an altar that has a religious figure in its center. The group is composed of seven boys and two girls who are accompanied by an older man in a dark suit, identified as Pastor Eric Moller. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223075/
[Anniversary Celebration for Abelone and Louise Harton at Danevang Community Hall]
Black and white photograph of a group of people gathered for a portrait at a celebration in honor of Abelone Harton and Louise Harton, who are commemorating their wedding anniversary. The group is arranged in several rows behind a table where the eldest individuals are seated. The table has been set with plates and utensils and has a tiered cake at its center. A thick, velvet curtain monogrammed with a "D" is directly above the group of people. On the back of the photograph, a handwritten note reads, "Dear Abelone and all of yours: herewith our best wishes for a good Christmas and a happy new year for you all. From Aunt Stephanie & Uncle Peter, Dec. 15, 1961." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222981/
Danevang 4-H Club
Photograph of members of the Danevang 4-H Club in front of a wooden wall. The girls wear dresses, and the boys wear jeans with short and long-sleeved shirts. Six girls are in the back, identified from left to right as Ruth Allenson, Glenda Christensen, Idel Bram, Jane Laustrup, Dorothy Waldman, and Beverly Elaine Waldman. In the front row, from left to the right, the boys have been identified as Timmy Nielsen, Johnny Brodsgaard, Vernon Bram, Kenneth Christensen, and Dennis Andersen. There is a Danish Heritage Society stamp on the back of the photograph which also lists their address. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222925/
Danevang Service Station
Copy negative of the inside of the Danevang Service Station in Danevang, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. In the image, Donald Dippel, Sr. and Dorabel Hansen Dippel are standing behind the counter in the service station. Two of their children are sitting on top of the counter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222794/
[Elder Men and Women in Front of House]
Photograph of elder men and women standing outside in front of a house. The majority of the women wear knee-length, green dresses. The others wearing red, white and black. The men are dressed in formal attire. The only person identified is the woman on the far left, Abelone Harton. There is a plant on the right corner of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223917/
[Group Portrait in Meeting Hall]
Copy print of a group portrait taken in a meeting hall in 1964. There are fifteen people sitting around a table with glasses and coffee cups. There are some green books on the table as well. Fourteen of the people are identified by accompanying information. They are, from left to right, Jane Klaustrup, Sharon Andersen, Wayne Andersen, Dorothy, Frode Andersen, Ruth Brodsgaard, Rena Howard, Carl Howard, J. Bruce Hansen, James Sralla, Jeanne Hansen Sralla, Myrna Hansen, Glenda Christensen, and Debbie Wind. Dorothy is only identified as Sharon's mother. Her last name is not given. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222857/
[Johnny, Chris, Dorren, & Michael Brodsgaard]
Photograph of a group of people standing in front of two large trees. From left to right, they have been identified as Johnny Brodsgaard, Chris Brodsgaard, Dorene Brodsgaard, and Michael Brodsgaard. The two men on the left wear dark-colored suits. The one on the far right is more casually dressed in a striped shirt and trousers. The young girl between them wears a sleeveless blouse and pleated skirt. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph lists their names. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223884/
[Pastor Kenneth Carmichael and his Family]
Two photographs, one of Pastor Kenneth Carmichael with two women inside a church, and a second of the Pastor's children. In the top photograph, The woman on the far left has been identified as Dorothy Carmichael, the Pastor's wife. She wears glasses and a light-colored dress with a tie. Next to her is Wanda Swendsen Plentl, who served as organist for the church. Pastor Kenneth stands on the far right behind a wooden pulpit. Behind them, a candelabra and a few bushes can be seen. The bottom photograph shows two of Pastor Carmichael's children, Suzanne and Scott. A third child is on the far right, identified as Janet Christensen. They are all seated on a bed with thick wooden posts. A window can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223813/
Red and White Grocery Store
Photograph of a two-story structure, identified as the Danevang Food Market, taken from the street. The walls of the building stagger upward creating a tiered facade. On the second floor, there are two double-hung windows. Four equally-spaced cables above them support the weight of an overhang that covers the front doors. Above the overhang, on each side of the sign that reads "Danevang Food Market", there are two round emblems bearing the Coca-Cola logo. A series of windows runs along the first floor. One of them is covered by an ice machine that has been placed just to the right of the front door. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth224027/
[Remodeled Altar Inside of Danevang Lutheran Church]
Black and white photograph of the remodeled chapel of Danevang Lutheran Church. The altar is located in a pentagonal alcove featuring a cross in the center. The altar table is directly below the cross, covered in lacy linen with two candlesticks and a candelabra atop its surface. Separated by two banisters, the altar area has a piano on the left and a podium on the right. A white font and a few rows of pews are visible in the foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222959/
[Remodeling Crew Working on Reconstruction of Danevang Lutheran Church Chapel]
Six black and white photographs arranged on a sheet of black construction paper; four photographs are on the front. The top left corner photograph is of a painter in a white t-shirt; there are various cans of paint visible behind him. The top right photograph is of Ed Riha, a carpenter and wood finisher, working with a power saw. The bottom right photograph is of the alcove that is pentagonal in shape, with a scaffold in front. This is where the new altar will be located; a cross has already been affixed to the center. It is accompanied by a label that says, "the dark paneling across the front of the church was financed by the Memorial Fund." The photograph on the bottom left is of David Sciba, the contractor, who is working with some planks of wood near a sawhorse that is partially visible to his left. The backside of the sheet has the remaining two photographs. The one on the left is of a man dressed in overalls, using a hammer on the door frame of the "cryroom," according to the accompanying label. The photo on the right is of a multi-tiered scaffold set against a wall of the chapel at the top of which a cross is affixed. According to the accompanying label, this scaffold is being used to reconstruct the balcony. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222963/
[Remodeling Danevang Lutheran Church]
Black and white photograph of the chapel inside Danevang Lutheran Church during its reconstruction. A tall scaffold is visible in the alcove of the altar area, which is pentagonal in shape. Wooden rafters provide support to the ceiling above. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222965/
[Remodeling of the Danevang Lutheran Church]
Three black and white photographs glued to a black sheet of construction paper. They are arranged in a "T" on the sheet along with handwritten labels. The photo on the top left is of O.V. Christensen, Dave Sciba, and Paul Wahlberg -- president, builder, and architect respectively -- standing hunched over a table. The photo to the right is of Ed Riha, whose job title is unknown, and Dave Sciba, deliberating over a plank of wood. The bottom photo is of Paul Wahlberg standing on an elevated platform and working on the interior ceiling. A hanging light fixture is to his right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222962/
[Remodeling the Altar in Danevang Lutheran Church]
Black and white photograph of the chapel inside Danevang Lutheran Church during its reconstruction. A single, tall scaffold is visible in the alcove of the altar area, which is pentagonal in shape. The wall of the altar has been stripped down to drywall dotted in paint. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222966/
[Scaffold inside the Chapel of Danevang Lutheran Church]
Black and white photograph of a multi-tiered scaffold standing in the chapel of Danevang Lutheran Church, which was undergoing remodeling at the time. An unidentified object covered in a dark cloth is on the left. In the center of the scene is a wheelbarrow and a wooden sawhorse. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222969/
[Scaffold Inside the Danevang Lutheran Church During Remodeling]
Black and white photograph of a few scaffolds inside the chapel of Danevang Lutheran Church, which was under construction at the time. In the background, drywall dotted with paint is visible behind a three-tiered scaffold. A wooden sawhorse sits in the center of the picture with a few slim pieces of wood balanced on its top. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222967/
[View Through a Scaffold of Danevang Lutheran Church Chapel During Remodeling]
Black and white photograph of the Danevang Lutheran Church chapel under construction, as seen through a scaffold partially visible in the foreground of the picture. Another scaffold is placed against the altar wall in the background, which has been stripped down to drywall dotted with paint. A unidentified man who is not facing the camera is working at a saw horse on the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222968/
Wilburt & Peggy Hansen
Photograph of single-story brick home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Peggy and Wilbert Hansen. Taken some distance away from the entrance, the photograph captures a front lawn cut short and a front facade with a line of small bushes lining the outside walls. The house has a hip roof with dark shingles and green shutter windows. A large tree with thin branches can be seen behind towering over the house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth223261/
Worshippers at Sunday Service in Church
Photograph of church members of the Danevang Lutheran Church during Sunday worship service. Men and woman are seated on benches, looking down at their held papers. Three of the man in the back row have been identified, front to back, as Andrew Berndt, Fred Swendsen, and Emil Svensson. In the front, three of the individuals have been identified as Otto Harton, Marius Thyssen, unknown, and Emilie Nelsen. Hand-written text in pencil on the back of the photograph reads, "Worship at DLC 1970's". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222927/