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.
Photograph of a family group in front of a two-story house belonging to Otto Hansen. On the far left, a woman kneels down and holds a rocking horse towards an unidentified infant that's looking away from the woman. A second child to the right, identified as Melvin Hansen, looks down at the baby and appears to be holding a small rifle in his hands. The rightmost child, wearing a dark-colored dress, hat, and dark boots, looks straight ahead at the camera. The house behind them has a gable roof, siding, and several windows.
Photograph of two children riding horseback outdoors in an open field. The child in the back has been identified as Melvin Hansen, and he holds an unidentified younger child in front of him. They both wear hats and light-colored tops. Behind them in the distance, there is a single-story structure and a few trees.
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.
Copy print of the Danevang Lutheran Church congregation at the sight of the first oil well drilling at Clemville, Texas. They surround a pool of water surrounded by a plot of land that is mostly sediment and dirt. Some of the people carry umbrellas, and the majority wear formal attire. Included in the group are also children. On the far right, there appears to be a pipe blowing a black liquid unto the water.
Copy negative of the 2nd and 3rd grade students of Danevang School, which is located in Wharton County, Texas. The students are pictured outside of the school building. From left to right, top to bottom, the students pictured are Ernest Aage Ingvardsen, Siguard Thyssen, Oscar (O.V. Mickey) Christensen, Ingvart Fredderick Ingvardsen, Lee Glen, Henry Nielsen, Otto Bram, Eluterio Tigerina, Nita O'Campo, and Felipa Tigerina on the top row; in the middle row is Ingeborg Thyssen, Elnora Petersen, Johanna Harton, Edith Jensen, Ruth Petersen, Ella Nielsen, Dorabell Hansen, Pearl Juhl, Johanna Larsen, Merle Longwood, Magdalene Thyssen, and Helena Berndt, and on the bottom row is Herolf Jensen, Viggo Hermansen, Leo Allenson, and Melvin Hansen. Miss Peterson, the teacher, is pictured standing at the very top row.
Copy print of Ernest Aage Ingvardsen (left) and Ingvart Fredderick Ingvardsen (right) in their respective military uniform. Ernest is wearing a naval uniform that includes dark-colored pants and a shirt with downward-facing, arrowhead patches on both sleeves. A silk, tied neckerchief hangs around his neck. A light-colored cap on his head is slightly tilted to the left. Next to him, Ingvart wears a fitted button-up army jacket with multiple pockets and military crests adorning both sides of his chest. Additionally, striped and arrowhead patches have been sewn unto the right sleeve. He also wears a cap slightly tilted to the left.
Photograph of standing group of people on a paved ground in front of a brick house with a visible window and a possible door. There are two trees to the left and right of the group. Only two of the three individuals have been identified in the very top row, the leftmost and rightmost, as Herman Christensen and Asta N. Christensen, respectively. The woman below Asta, to her left, has been identified as Sine Nygaard. To her left is Ellen N. Osterlund. The man to the very far right, standing directly above the children, has been identified as Sam Osterlund, with Sigrid N. Soes standing behind him partially covered by the tree branch. The woman to the far left, wearing a belted dress, is possibly Magdalene Thyssen. From left to right, the children in the front row have been identified as Ernest Christensen, possibly Harold and Alfred Osterlund, Herbert Soes, and Thomas Soes Jr.
Photograph of a group of men, women, and children sitting and standing in front of a house with two visible windows. A medium-sized bush partially obscures the people on the left side of the photograph. From right to left, the three people on the right side are Helga Thyssen, Mrs. Viggo Juhl, and Marius Thyssen. The sixth person from the left is possibly Carl Thyssen. The eighth person from the left has been identified as Mrs. Mads Andersen. The tenth person from the left has been identified as Aunt Johanna Thyssen. From left to right, the three adults seated in the front row have been identified as Ida N. Thyssen, Afred Thyssen on her lap, Hans Nygaard, and Sine Nygaard. Four of the five children on the ground in the very front row have been identified left to right as Anders Thyssen, Magdalene Thyssen, Gerda Thyssen, and Ingeborg Thyssen.
A copy negative of a black and white photograph of Hans Peter Jensen (a.k.a. H.P. Jensen) sitting on a wood block that rests against the exterior facade of a light-colored building upon which a window is visible. According to accompanying information, Jensen was a postman. He is wearing a hat, a shirt, a vest, and pants and holds a cane in his right hand. His right foot rests on a sidewalk that has been paved amongst grass. Behind Jensen is the door to another building that looks like it may be connected to the aforementioned building.
Copy negative of Hans Nygaard sitting inside his home in Danevang, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. Hans is dressed in a suit, and he is reading a newspaper. He is missing his left leg, which according to original sources he lost in a wagon accident taking a load of cotton to a gin.
Photograph of three Hansen children with their pets in Danevang, Texas. They are sitting in a grassy area, with what appears to be a fence gate in the background. The boy on the left, identified as Harold Hansen, holds the leg of a kneeling dog on his left side and cradles a cat on his lap with the other. The girl next to him, identified as Margaret Hansen, wears a plaid dress, and is seated next to Lillian Hansen on the right, who wears a gingham dress. They both have cats on theirs laps. Behind them, a second dog of the same breed as the first can be seen lying down on the grass. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph reads, "To Jrener from Harold. This is me and my two cousins and my dog and all my cats."
Copy print of the Hansen family in front of a blank backdrop. The back row, from left to right, has been identified as Andrea Hansen and Thomasine Caroline Paulsen Hansen (seated; with the infant girl on her lap). The front row, from left to right, has been identified as Johannes (Jack) Hansen, Niels M. Hansen, Agnes Hansen, and Gudren Hansen. The women wear long-sleeved dresses and two of them, the girls in the middle, have ribbons on their head. The boy wears shorts and a matching peacoat jacket. The man wears a waistcoat, blazer, and light-colored pants.
Photograph of an elderly man, identified as Helvig Jensen Berndt, sitting on a round couch with an accordion. He wears a suit and thin bow tie. His hands are clasped around the accordion which rests on his lap. Behind him, a window partially covered by a curtain is seen. To the left, in front of Helvig, a wrapped present and a tall arrangement of flowers have been placed on a small table.
Photograph of a young girl, identified as Martha Petersen Madsen, in front of the Madsen two-story family home in Danevang, Texas. Her dark-colored dress is blowing in the wind, and she is standing next to two calves feeding out of small buckets. The house has intersecting gable roofs and several double-hung windows. The front part of the house projects forward, and a projection of the roof on the first floor creates both a balcony for the second floor and an overhang for the front entrance. Four slender columns support the overhang. The branches of a tree are seen off to the left.
Photograph of a young boy identified as Melvin Hansen, on horseback. He wears a hat, shirt, and dark shorts. With his right hand, he holds the reins of a medium-sized horse with a patched coat. Behind him, there is a house with horizontal siding and a patio with slender columns partially visible through leafy tree branches.
Four photographs placed within a transparent sleeve of Pastor Arthur E. Frost and his family. In the top left photograph, Pastor Frost stands alongside three other people outdoors just to the left of what appears to be a single-story structure (the rightmost part of this photograph is hidden from view by the adjacent image that has been placed over it). The woman to the right of Pastor Frost has been identified as his wife, Emma E. Frost. She wears a long dress that is slightly cinched at the waist with a wide belt. A kind of wide fan-like bow hangs from the point where her collar meets. Standing in front of the Pastor with his arms held together is his youngest son, identified as Herluf A. Frost. Finally, the Pastor's daughter, Evelyn Frost, is standing in front of her mother wearing a knee-length dress and single-strap shoes. In the top right photograph, they are outdoors in front of a two-story home. This structure has horizontal siding, a gable roof, double-hung windows, and a patio covered with an overhang. They are still dressed in the attire from the previous picture. In the distance, there appears to be a church, judging by the pyramidal tower that can be seen over the front entrance, and the small niche just below the roof structure that holds a bell. In the bottom left photograph, the family is inside a room with a floral-print carpet and what could be a studio backdrop in the back. The Pastor and Emma, seated, both appear to be still dressed in the attire from the previous two pictures. The children, however, have been changed. Herluf wears a sailor-type costume and Evelyn wears a geometric-print dress with a large bow pinned to the right part of her head. On the back ...
Postcard of a composite image of four homes. They are all two-story structures but vary in architectural details, number of windows, construction materials, and landscape elements. The two on top look to be more suburban in setting, while the two on the bottom appear to be located in a rural environment. There is no addressee on the back of the postcard, but four names have been written on it, corresponding to each quadrant of the postcard, and read as follows from left to right, top to bottom: "P. J. Petersen, Askel (perhaps Axel) Hermansen, Hans Andersen, H. D. Madsen".
Insurance policy document written in Danish. It was sent by Carl Harton in order to apply for membership to cover household goods against fire or lightning damages. When folded, the document acts as a pamphlet on the back, where much of its bylaws and fine print policies appear to be stated.