1944 Confirmation

1944 Confirmation

Date: 1944
Creator: unknown
Description: Black and white photograph of the 1944 confirmation class standing in front of the [Danevang Lutheran Church], whose doors are open. Six girls in white dresses with flowers pinned to their chests stand in the front row while six boys, also formally dressed, stand in the back. They are accompanied by a man on the right identified as Pastor Vaghn Duus. The photograph has a decorative border above which a handwritten note in Danish was penned.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[1946 Confirmation]

[1946 Confirmation]

Date: 1946
Creator: unknown
Description: Black and white photo of a confirmation class, composed of six boys and one girl, all of whom are formally dressed and have a flower pinned to their chest. They are accompanied by an older man on the left who is identified as Pastor Vaghn Duus. Behind them is a building whose doors are partly visible.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Duus Family Holiday Greeting Photograph]

[Duus Family Holiday Greeting Photograph]

Date: 1942/1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two photographs of the same image of the Duus family, which were used as a holiday greeting card and have been placed together with the aid of a small piece of adhesive on the back of the right photograph. The portrait of the family positions Pastor Vagn Duus on the leftmost side, holding a young a boy. The pastor's wife, identified as Gerda Duus, is in the middle, holding a baby in front of her and Sybil Duus on the right. The two boys have not been properly identified, although names have been provided in accompanying information (Verner and Erling). Text beneath the portrait says, "Season's Greetings from Our House to Your House" and has a simple line drawing of a landscape beneath it.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Confirmation Class in Front of Doorway]

[Confirmation Class in Front of Doorway]

Date: 1930/1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy print of a group of adolescent girls and boys standing in front of a large doorway belonging to the Danevang Lutheran Church. Behind the open door, a staircase can be seen leading to a second floor. The group is all dressed in formal attire, in similar cut dresses and suits. Additionally, they also have corsages pinned to their chests. From left to right, they have been identified as Gunnar Thyssen, Pastor Vaghn Duus, Vernon Swendsen, Barbara Strarup, Lawrence Petersen, Irene Hansen, Carl Hansen, Lillie Jensen, Irvin Wind, Leroy Strarup, and Donald Lykke.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Pair of Men Cooking on a Camp Stove at the Beach]

[Pair of Men Cooking on a Camp Stove at the Beach]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Black and white photograph of two men, identified as Pastor Vagn Duus and Arthur Andersen, seated on a rocky beach and tending to a camp stove. There is a fold-out chair behind the stove and a dark jug on the ground behind the man on the left. In the background, the bay shore and the umbrella of another beach-goer is visible.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
1945 Confirmation

1945 Confirmation

Date: 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Black and white photograph of the 1945 confirmation class of [Danevang Lutheran Church] standing inside their church. They are posed in front of an intricate altar that has four spires and that appears to have a religious image at its center. The group, comprised of three girls and eight boys, is flanked by two windows and the ceiling above the group is concave. The girls wear white dresses and corsages pinned to their clothing and the boys wear suits with boutonnières pinned to their lapels. Directly situated before the group is a white stand. To the right of the group is a flower arrangement and in the foreground the blurry shape of pews are visible.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Wedding Party of Clara Juhl and Thiel Stephens]

[Wedding Party of Clara Juhl and Thiel Stephens]

Date: 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of a wedding party posed for a picture on the lawn of Viggo Juhl's house. Viggo's daughter Clara is the bride. She is wearing a white dress and a veil with a bouquet in her arms. On her right is the groom, Thiel Stephens, wearing a military jacket, surrounded by friends and family. The family dog is laying on the grass in front of the group. The house is visible in the background to the right.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Memorial Service for King Charles X]

[Memorial Service for King Charles X]

Date: 1940/1949
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Pastor Vaghn Duus conducting a memorial service in Los Angeles, California, in the 1940's for the deceased King Christian X. Pastor Duus is in the very front of the church on top of a series of steps behind a large portrait of King Christian and surrounded by ornate floral arrangements and candles. Above him, there is a stained glass window of a religious theme. The church architecture looks to be quite ornate, with two main alcoves to the right and left of the photograph built with different niches and column constructions. There are seven flags on the ground floor, five of which are supported by men in suits and military-style uniforms. Several attendees are seated in the foreground, many of whom are looking down at opened books. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph lists some metadata information as well as a short description of the event.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Confirmation Class]

[Confirmation Class]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy print of a group of adolescent boys and girls at their confirmation in front of the Danevang Lutheran Church. The structure behind them has two double-hung windows and horizontal siding. A concrete step can be seen on the leftmost part of the image where a young child stands holding to a railing. The girls and boys are dressed in formal attire in similar cut dresses and suits, respectively. In addition, they all have small corsages pinned to their chests. From left to right, they have been identified as Holger Thyssen, Norma Carlsen, Rodger Andersen, Elaine Hansen, Pastor Vaghn Duus, Jergen Gann, Louise Hansen, and Erling Smith.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Duus Family Portrait]

[Duus Family Portrait]

Date: 1942/1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Studio portrait photograph of the Duus family in front of a blank backdrop. The three individuals in the back are standing and embracing each other, all of whom are the children of Gerda and Pastor Vagn Duus. The two boys have not been properly identified, only the names Verner and Erling have been provided, but the girl in between them is Sibyl Duus. Her hand appears to be around the shoulder of her mother, Gerda, who wears horn-rimmed glasses, a blazer, and matching skirt. She is seated on the arm rest of a wooden chair, which is occupied by Pastor Vagn Duus. The words "Merry Christmas" have been printed on the top margin of the photograph. There is hand-written text on the back, but with the exception of the heading, which reads, "To Danish Ladies Aid member", the rest appears to be written in Danish or a similar Germanic language.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
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