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[90th Homecoming Celebration, Danevang Lutheran Church]
Color photograph of a group of people gathered together for a meal in the mess hall at an unidentified location. Several adults are seated at long banquet tables covered in gingham-patterned table covers; many of them have platefuls of food in front of them. Some concession style windows where food is being served are visible to the left; a few people are lined up to be served. Above the windows is a banner that reads, "Vars' Co!" as well as a few Danish flag decals.
[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.
Accordion Player
Copy print of a young man, identified as Glen Hutson, standing on a wooden boardwalk leaning against a railing. Behind him, there is a disorderly woodland of different species of plants and trees. He wears a hat, pants and matching waistcoat, and small bow-tie. With both hands, he holds an accordion. Accompanying information states that Glen married Ester Knudsen and had one child, Elsie Laverne Hutson Christensen.
[Aerial Photograph of School]
Aerial photograph of a school building surrounded by farmland. The date Oct. 1954 is written on the back.
Aerial View of Brodsgaard Farm
Copy negative of an aerial view of the Brodsgaard family farm in Wharton County, Texas. In the image, a large field is pictured, and in the center of the field, there is a two-story home as well as several other one-story buildings. According to sources, the farm belonged to Soren Brodsgaard, and was later given to his son, Chris Brodsgaard.
Aerial View of Danevang Co-op
Copy negative of an aerial view of the Danevange Farmers Cooperative Society, as noted on the front of the photograph. The co-op is located in Danevange, Texas.
[Aerial View of Danevang Farmers Co-op]
Black and white photograph of an aerial view of a group of buildings belonging to the Danevang Farmers Co-op. Dirt road pathways are visible between the buildings. The Lummus Cotton Mill, featured in other related photographs, is situated near the back of the property. To the right of it is a metal, bridge-like structure that tapers off into a giant ditch in the top right corner. At the bottom right corner is a building that says "Farmers Co-operative Society, Inc." A few cars are parked in various areas of the property.
[Aerial View of Danevang Farmers Co-op and Surrounding Properties]
Black and white photograph of an aerial view of a group of buildings belonging to the Danevang Farmers Co-operative. The plot of land is adjacent to other properties on the right of the photograph where smaller buildings are visible. In the center of the photograph is a two-story building that has the words "Farmers Co-operative Society, Inc." on its exterior. Near the back of the property is a large ditch that is connected to the Lummus Cotton Mill on the left by a metal rail. Dirt roads provide pathways between the buildings.
[Aerial View of Danevang Lutheran Church]
Black and white photograph of an aerial view of the Danevang Lutheran Church and the surrounding land, which includes a cemetery. A group of people are gathered outside of the front of the church. A system of dirt roads is visible going around the perimeter of the land. The plot of land just adjacent to the church's land is the cemetery; it has numerous tombstones planted on its surface.
[Aerial View of Danevang, Texas]
Black and white photograph of the city of Danevang, Texas viewed from above. A long road stretches throughout the city's length. On the bottom left corner is a group of buildings known as the Danevang Farmers Co-operative.
[Agnes and Melvin Hansen in Front of Family Home]
Photograph of a man and a woman, identified as Melvin and Agnes Hansen, respectively, standing before the Hansen family home in Danevang, Texas. The home is a two-story structure with horizontal siding, a series of windows, and a small balcony in the second floor that is bordered by railing. Agnes Hansen wears a belted, knee-length dress and glasses. Melvin Hansen is dressed in a military uniform. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph lists their names.
[The Allenson Family]
Black and white photograph of a family standing outdoors. The members include a mother, a father, and their two children; an unidentified man is also standing with them. On the far left is Kristine Allenson, wife to John Allenson. Their children, Clifford and Leo, are both standing in front of the adults and looking downward. The younger child is standing in front of his mother while his older sibling is seated on a tricycle.
[Allenson Family Portrait]
Black and white photograph of the Allenson family. In the center are the parents, Hazel and Ray Allenson. On either side of them are their children. They are wearing formal attire; Hazel is wearing a floral dress and a necklace, while Ray is wearing a jacket, a shirt, and a bow tie. Ray is also wearing glasses. To the left of Hazel is their son, David Allenson, who is also wearing a bow tie. To Ray's right is their daughter, Duby, who is wearing a white dress.
[Altar Candleholders]
Black and white photograph of the altar in the Danevang Lutheran Church. The alter contains a pair of brass candle holders and a candelabrum on the mantel. On either side of the altar table are two smaller tables with shallow metal dishes on them. A figurine in the shape of a lamb sits at the base of the altar.
[Altar Cloths]
Color photograph of the altar in the chapel of the Danevang Lutheran Church. It features an altar table, upon which is an embroidered cloth that was crafted by Mrs. Marius Thyssen. Atop the tablecloth are two brass candleholders and in between is a candelabrum and an open book with gilded-edge pages. Two shallow metal dishes sit on top of two small tables on either side of the altar table.
[Altar in the Chapel of Danevang Lutheran Church Before Remodeling]
Black and white photograph of the altar inside the chapel of Danevang Lutheran Church before its remodeling. Rows of wooden pews lead up to an altar which is sectioned off from the rest of the chapel by two banisters. Situated in the center of a hexagonal alcove is an altar; in the middle is a robed figure, presumably of a significant religious figure. Below the figure is a table covered with a tablecloth. On the table is a candelabrum, two candlesticks, and a couple of floral arrangements.
Andersen Family in Cotton Wagon
Copy negative of the Andersen family on a cotton wagon at their farm. Around them, there is nothing but grasses. The majority of them, along with several children, are inside the wagon. The only two not inside it, a man and a woman, are standing in front of it near its wheel. A piece of fabric hangs from the right end of the wagon. Accompanying information indicates that it was called Old Hickory.
[Andersen Husband and Wife in Front of House]
Photograph of husband and wife, Ingvard and Mary Hansen Andersen, respectively, standing outside of what appears to be the front porch of a house. A series of three windows recede into the background. The man and the woman both wear glasses. The man wears a waistcoat, tie, and trousers. The woman wears a short-sleeved dress. Hand-written text in pencil on the back of the photograph lists their names, and a faded stamp in red reads "Minneapolis".
Andersen's at Letulle Park
Copy negative of two adult women and a young girl outdoors at Letulle Park in Bay City. The women are seated on each front wheel of an automobile; Olga Andersen is on the left and Mathilda Kladstrup is on the right. Their niece, Lillie Jensen, is standing between the car grill and front bumper. She wears a light-colored dress and a hat. The women behind her also wear hats and light-colored dresses. A second vehicle can be seen in the back off to the right underneath the cast shadow of a tree.
Andreaus Berndt
Color copy photograph of a black and white portrait of a bearded man, identified as Andreaus Berndt. According to accompanying information, Andreaus is the father of Helvig J. Berndt. He is wearing a heavy buttoned-up coat and is gazing to his right. Just below his vignetted image, the photograph has been torn; the pieces have been put back together for the purpose of this copy photograph. Below the original portrait, the portrait maker's signature reads: C.M. Lund, Toftlund.
Andrew and Dagny Jensen Home
Copy negative of a two-story house in the distance with intersecting gable roofs and an overhang covering the front entrance. There are two slender columns on each corner of the overhang. The house has two visible windows on the front facade and possibly two more on the left wall. A wire fence borders the perimeter of the property, as well as several large trees. In the foreground, there is a cast shadow of a person, presumably belonging to the person who took the photograph. According to accompanying information, it is the house of Andrew and Dagny Jensen, which was torn down in 1937 to make a new home.
Andrew Berndt
Copy negative of Andrew Berndt reading a book at the Nysted Folk School in Nebraska. Andrew is seated next to a desk, and is wearing a suit and tie. Behind him, a shelf where several ties are hanging, a clock, hat, books, and several photographs are either hanging on the wall or sitting on the desk.
[Andrew Berndt and Myrtle Waldman]
Black and white photograph of a woman and a man (identified as Myrtle Hansen Waldman and Andrew E. Berndt) standing in a grassy area near an automobile. The two individuals are both wearing hats. Near Myrtle's feet are a basket and a suitcase. Andrew is standing directly next to the car. A dirt road is visible behind them.
Andrew & Emma Berndt Home
Photograph of a single-story house and an adjacent outdoor garage belonging to Andrew and Emma Berndt. Accompanying information, however, states that the home now belongs to Michael Brodsgaard. Photograph was taken from a distance, capturing land that has been tilled, as well as several trees surrounding the house, and a telephone pole in the near vicinity off to the left. There are parked cars in the garage, and both structures appear to have been constructed out of white siding. Dark-colored shingles cover the gable roof of the main house.
Andrew Jensen Doing Chores
Copy negative of Andrew Jensen feeding a calf out of a metal bucket in front of his farm. Jensen stands to the right of the calf, holding another metal bucket and wearing a white sleeveless shirt, belt, cargo pants, and hat. A cigar is hanging from his mouth. A feeding trough can be seen in the background, surrounded by farmland.
[Andrew Jensen in a Doorway]
Photograph of a man, identified as Andrew Jensen, standing inside a doorway. He is wearing a short-sleeve plaid shirt inside a belted set of pants, a small watch, wedding ring, and banded hat. His right hand is inside his pant pocket, and he looks slightly above him to something in the distance. Part of a garment can be seen hanging on the inside wall.
Andrew Niels Smith
Copy negative of Andrew Niels Smith standing on the grassy bank of a body of water. Andrew is standing with his arms at his sides, wearing a buttoned, collarless long-sleeved shirt and dark pants. His hat sits on his head at an angle.
Andrew Niels Smith Home
Copy negative of Andrew Niels Smith's home. The two-story square wood building has five visible rectangular windows and a wide porch supported by four square columns. A shrub is planted in front of each column. On the right, a windmill and storage tank can be seen behind the house the home. Agricultural buildings and machinery are visible on the left of the image.
Anna Hansen
Copy negative of Anna Hansen, photographed at the home of Hans Hansen. Anna is seated, holding a feathered fan in her hand and wearing a loose-fitting round-neck dress with front pleating and sleeves trimmed in ribbon. She wears a pearl necklace and her hair is pinned up. A curtained window with a view of foliage is visible in background. According to an original source, Anna married Julius Swensen on November 13th, 1926, and died on February 4th, 1929.
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".
[Anne Berndt in Her Military Uniform]
Black and white photograph of Anne Berndt in her Women's Army Corp uniform, which consists of a single-breasted jacket, a skirt, heeled shoes, and a garrison cap. A purse is hanging from her shoulder. She is standing outdoors on a lawn; various bushes and trees are visible behind her.
Annette and Beverly Waldman
Black and white photograph of two young girls who are sisters, standing outdoors on a lawn and posing for a photograph. The girls, who are holding hands, are identified as Annette Waldman and Beverly Waldman. They are both wearing dresses and the older sister has a purse in one of her hands. Behind them is a large bush.
[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."
[Another Horizontal View of Danevang Lutheran Church Chapel During Remodeling]
Black and white photograph of the chapel at Danevang Lutheran Church during its remodeling period. According to accompanying information, architect Paul Wahlberg of Houston designed the remodeling plan. On the floor there are planks of wood, a white font to the left, and a wooden podium to the right. In the back of the room is an alcove at the center of which is an altar. A robed figure, presumably of Jesus Christ, resides in the middle of the altar.
[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.
Anton Andersen
Copy negative of an older man, identified as Anton Andersen, standing outdoors in an empty plot of land with a few scattered trees in the distance. He wears a suit jacket, hat, and slouchy pants. Both of his hands are buried in the front pockets. Accompanying information states that Anton was the father of Dagny Andersen Jensen and grandfather to Lillie Jensen.
Armstrong Pumping Plant
Black and white photograph of the Armstrong Pumping Plant, a company located 2 1/2 miles west of Louise, Texas. Two tall structures made of long stalks of metal and wood, respectively, are visible in the center of the picture. An unidentified man is working underneath the apex of the spires and overseeing a machine that is gushing some liquid. A barn-like building is right behind him. An animal-drawn vehicle is parked in the distance on the left.
Arnold Juhl Buggy
Copy negative of a horse-drawn carriage in front of the family farm of Jasper Juhl. Arnold Juhl is standing in front of the carriage, and there is a windmill visible in the background of the photograph.
Arnold Juhl Duck Hunt
Copy negative of Arnold Juhl sitting on a tree stump in front of a wooden fence strung with dead ducks after a hunt. Arnold is holding a gun and wearing a vest with ammunition strung across it, lace-up boots, and a billed cap.
Arnold Juhl in Baseball Uniform
Copy negative of Arnold Juhl dressed in a baseball uniform. He is sitting in an automobile with his knees up and looking to the side.
Arnold Juhl's Residence
Copy negative of the Arnold and Margaret Juhl residence in Danevang, Texas. The residence is on a large plot of land with the living quarters in the front, a garage to the side, and a smaller outhouse in the back. There are two cars parked on the side of the road that runs in front of the house.
Arnold & Margaret Juhl Golden Wedding
Copy negative of a group portrait taken for Arnold and Margaret Juhl's Golden Wedding celebration at the Danevang Community Hall. On the top row is Anna Michaelsen Skalisky, Rudolph Skalisky, Edythe Michaelsen, Hans Michaelsen, Vavie Michaelsen Skalisky, and Frank Skalisky. On the second row is Frank Witcher, Charles Corley, Christian Michaelsen, Arnold Juhl, Sophus Michaelsen, George Michaelsen, and Carl Michaelsen. Seated at the front of the group is Clara Michaelsen Witcher, Helena Michaelsen Corley, Clara Michaelsen, Margaret Michaelsen Juhl, Metha Starup Michaelsen, Helena Schaer Michaelsen, and Hilda Smith Michaelsen.
Art & Freda Braunholz Wedding
Copy negative of a group of people at the wedding of Art and Freda Braunholz. The bride and groom are standing in the front, surrounded by a large group of other people. In the background there are hedges, trees, and a house visible.
Arthur Andersen Family
Copy negative of Arthur Andersen and his family sitting on a log along a beach. From left to right, the family members pictured are Louella Andersen, an unknown woman, Henrietta Andersen, and Arthur Andersen.
Arthur Anderson World War One
Copy negative of Arthur Andersen wearing his WWI military uniform. The long-sleeve uniform jacket buttons up the front and features four large pockets, and the pleated plants fit loose and tighten at the knee. Arthur is wearing lace-up shoes and a hat.
Arthur Hansen Family
Copy negative of Arthur Hansen and his two daughters, Dora and Marie Harton. The children stand on either side of their father, who is sitting on a stool wearing a suit. The girls are wearing long-sleeved, dark-colored dresses. They both are resting a hand on their father's arms.
Arthur Hansen Home
Copy negative of Arthur Hansen's home, which is approximately two miles west of Danevang, Texas. The two-story white home is sitting next to a windmill and several agricultural buildings.
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.
At the Bay
Copy negative of Margaret Juhl and her husband Arnold Juhl sitting on the beach at the East Bay in Palacios, Texas.
August Schaer Family
Copy negative of the Schaer family, standing in three rows outside of their home. From left to right, Marie, Louis, Charlie, and Henry stand in the back row. Mr. and Mrs. Schaer stand in the middle row, and O.W. and Helena stand in the front row.