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  Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
[Benedict Krag Standing By Grain Elevator Controls at the Danevang Farmers Co-op]

[Benedict Krag Standing By Grain Elevator Controls at the Danevang Farmers Co-op]

Date: unknown
Creator: Andersen, Jamie
Description: Black and white photograph of a man, Benedict Krag, standing by a wall of electrical boxes that control the grain elevator at the Danevang Farmers Co-op. According to accompanying information, Benedict was the manager of the grain elevator at the time. He is dressed in a white short-sleeve button-up shirt, pants, and work boots. His right hand is holding a metal pipe that runs from the control boxes.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Jens H. Berndt Farmstead]

[Jens H. Berndt Farmstead]

Date: 1910~
Creator: Anderson, H. J.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Jens H. Berndt Farmstead]

[Jens H. Berndt Farmstead]

Date: 1910~
Creator: Anderson, H. J.
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Fredericksen Family

Fredericksen Family

Date: 1915
Creator: Atelier Fru Jepsen & Søng
Description: 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 & Søng, Svendborg." A handwritten note on the back lists their names and the location of the portrait session: "Svendborg, Danmark."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Five Women at Farm Bureau Queen's Contest]

[Five Women at Farm Bureau Queen's Contest]

Date: 1949
Creator: Connie's Studio
Description: Photograph of five girls at a beauty pageant in El Campo, Texas, headed by the Farm Bureau of Wharton County. They are standing on a wooden floor beneath a hanging set of streamers. They wear long dresses of varying colors, prints, and tailoring. From left to right, they have been identified as: unknown, Mary Dorotik (possibly Dornak), Elaine Hansen, LaVanne Ladewig, and Lillie Jensen. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph lists their names. Additionally, a small newspaper article was cut and taped to the back. It reads: "Danevang Girl Queen EL CAMPO, July 22 - (Sp) - Elaine Hansen, 16, of Danevang, was chosen Farm Queen of Wharton County here Friday. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Hansen and will represent the Wharton County Farm Bureau in the district contest at Wharton in September. Lillie Jensen of Danevang was second and Mary Dorotik of ___ was third."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Pastor Erik and Margaret Moller

Pastor Erik and Margaret Moller

Date: August 25, 1986
Creator: Connie's Studio
Description: Studio photograph of Pastor Erik and his wife, Margaret Moller, in a well-lit space with a blank backdrop. Margaret, on the left, wears a v-neck blouse with a brooch pinned to her left lapel, post earrings, and horn-rimmed glasses. Pastor Erik, on the right, wears a dark suit jacket and tie over a light-colored shirt. There is a folded handkerchief in his left pocket. He also wears horn-rimmed glasses. Hand-written text in pencil on the back of the photograph reads, "Margaret and Rev. Erik Moller, last Danish minister to serve Danevang - the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Danevang School Class of 1927]

[Danevang School Class of 1927]

Date: February 8, 1927
Creator: Dedrick's Studios
Description: Black and white photograph of a group of students posed for a portrait in front of their school. They are arranged in six rows, with the last row standing within the enclave of the porch. A few boys are standing within the open window frames that are on either side of the porch. Two children sitting at the center of the front row are holding a chalkboard that has written on it the class information and date.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Danevang School Class of 1937]

[Danevang School Class of 1937]

Date: 1937
Creator: Dedrick's Studios
Description: Black and white photograph of a group of students, varying in age, gathered for a class photograph in front of the Danevang School. There are five rows in all; the first row is comprised of the youngest children who are sitting cross-legged. The windows of the building behind them are visible and all of them are open.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Gesetze und Nebengesetze der Deutsch-Amerikanische gegenseitige Unterstützungs-Gesellschaft bei Feuerschäden in Travis und angrezenden Counties

Gesetze und Nebengesetze der Deutsch-Amerikanische gegenseitige Unterstützungs-Gesellschaft bei Feuerschäden in Travis und angrezenden Counties

Date: 1891
Creator: Deutsch-Amerikanische gegenseitige Unterstützungs-Gesellschaft bei Feuerschäden in Travis und angrezenden Counties
Description: This short pamphlet contains the laws and bylaws of the German-American Mutual Fire Insurance Association for Travis and Neighboring Counties. The document describes the association's structure and rules for conducting business including: its purpose, titles and duties of officers, election of officers, intake of new members, types of insurance offered, procedures for investigating claims, and making changes to the laws and bylaws. The sitting president and secretary are named on the second to last page, and the last page contains a table of contents.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Portrait of Doris Andersen Seated on Chair]

[Portrait of Doris Andersen Seated on Chair]

Date: 1923/1926
Creator: Dickinson Studios
Description: Studio photograph of a young girl, identified as Doris Andersen, seated on the left armrest of a wicker chair. There is a painted backdrop behind her. She wears a dark dress with light-colored socks and a pair of single-strap shoes. The photograph has been placed inside the small triangular inserts of a stiff paper frame that bears, on its right bottom corner, the name of the photography studio where the image was taken. This was then pasted into a textured fold-out folder.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
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