Black and white photograph of a confirmation class of the [Danevang Lutheran Church]. The class is comprised of thirteen girls and four boys who are arranged in two rows and are either sitting or standing. The girls are wearing white dresses and the boys are wearing dark suits and ties. An older man identified as Pastor N.P. Hald stands to the right of the class. Behind the group three windows are visible.
A black and white photo of a confirmation class standing on the steps of a church. An elderly couple identified as Pastor N.P. Hald and Mrs. Hald stand in the middle of the youth, who are dressed formally.
Black and white photo depicting the girls of the confirmation class of 1936 standing on the steps of the [Danevang Lutheran Church]. The girls, who are all wearing white dresses, are arranged in two rows. They are accompanied by a man in a dark suit and tie identified as Pastor A.E. Frost. Behind the group, the church doors and a faint inscription above it as well as two windows are visible.
Black and white photograph of a confirmation class standing in front of the [Danevang Lutheran Church]. A mixture of boys and girls dressed in formal attire are arranged on the steps before the church building which has the inscription "ANS GAR KIRKE" written on the arched window above its doors. Two other windows on either side of the doors are visible behind the group.
Black and white photo of the girls and boys of the 1936 confirmation class standing in front of the [Danevang Lutheran Church]. The girls stand front and center of the boys and Pastor Frost. The church doors and two windows are visible behind them.
Black and white photograph of an all-male confirmation class. The group of eleven boys are standing on the concrete steps in front of a white building, identified as Danevang Lutheran Church, featuring two windows and a set of doors with an arched window over it. They are all wearing suits and ties. Their pastor, Pastor A.E. Frost, stands directly behind them. The lawn surrounding the church is visible on either side of the class. A decorative, linear border frames the image.
Photograph of the Danevang School class of 1936, consisting of adolescent boys and girls, in front of a building. Three windows are seen in the back. The seated front row, from left to right, has been identified as Jack Wind, Herolf Jensen, Viggo Hermansen, Leo Allenson, Dorothy Mae Krenek, Magdalene Thyssen, Dagmar Thyssen, Merle Longwood, and Ingeborg Thyssen. The second row, from left to right: Mr. Elvin Praytor, Fatty (Ernie) Invardsen, unknown, Pearl Juhl, and Johanna Larsen. Third row, from left to right: Dorabell Hansen, Ella Nielsen, Magdalene Thyssen, Johanna Harton, Edith Jensen, and Mrs. Laure Praytor. The back row, from left to right: Leo Westerholm, Otto Thyssen, Willard Longwood, Henry Nielsen, unknown, Harry Hermansen, Siguard Thyssen, and unknown.
Copy negative of a black and white photograph of the 1937 Talco Ball Club in their uniforms, posed outdoors at an unnamed baseball field in East Texas. The man that is second from the left on the back row is Walter Harton, a mainstay on the pitching staff. Behind the team are wooden bleachers where a few spectators are sitting.
Black and white photograph of the 1938 confirmation class standing in front of the open doors of [Danevang Lutheran Church]. The group is comprised of three young boys standing in the front, two young girls in the row behind them, and an older man to the girls' left, who is identified as Pastor A.E. Frost. Two of the boys' suits are double breasted and the other boy wears a single-breasted suit. The girls wear white dresses and white shoes. Pastor Frost wears a dark three-piece suit. The doors to the church are wide open. There is a window on either side of the doors.
Inventory sheet from 1939 after the Danevang Famer's Co-operative bought out a local grocery store. The document lists all of the supplies in the store, with prices on the far right and a total price at the bottom, which has been crossed out with pencil. The actual price appears to have been written on the bottom left corner.
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 man, identified as Brian Wind, on horseback in an empty plot of land. He wears a jacket, cowboy hat, and loose fitting pants. He holds the reins of his light-colored horse with his left hand and looks directly at the camera. Behind him, there appears to be a wire fence. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph reads, "Christmas 1935. Some cowboy!"
Certificate of progress document given to Jillie Jensen from a Danevang public school. There is a decorative border surrounding the paper. Beneath an illustration of a hand holding a quill pen, the text reads: "This Certifies that Lillie Jensen has done good work in Penmanship in the third grade of Danevang Public Schools and has made notable progress in keeping correct position, using proper movement and doing legible writing in all written work." The name of the school, teacher, and principal follows, plus the date.
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.
A postcard and photograph of the Nissen family and their home, respectively, held together by a sticker which reads, "Chv. Nissen (Both)." Christian and Katrine Nissen, husband and wife, are presumably pictured in the postcard, but names, although provided, were not matched to individuals. There are several women, men, and children on the postcard. They are in front of a single-story structure with intersecting gable roofs, on a dirt ground with no visible trees or plants. In the photograph, a two-story home with horizontal siding stands amidst several bushes and trees. Intersecting gable roofs cover the second story. A mansard roof further down creates a second-story balcony bordered by railing. This same roof projects outwardly as an overhang supported by four pillars. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph reads, "This home and 80 acres of land was sold. The money sent to Ebenezer Home, Brush, Colorado. The home of Christian and Katrine Nissen (south of the Carl Thyssen home). Aunt Katrine lived there until her death 1/23/53. This was their 2nd home." There is additional text but it cannot be read with certainty.
Black and white photograph of the confirmation class of the Danevang Lutheran Church. The class is standing on the steps in front of the church and are accompanied by a man in the back row identified as Pastor A.E. Frost. The group is comprised of eight girls, all wearing white dresses, and three boys, all wearing a suit and tie. A window is distinguishable behind them.
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.
Photograph of a group of adolescent boys and girls on the front steps of Old Danevang Church in Danevang, Texas. A set of double doors can be seen behind them as well as part of a domed window over it and two additional windows on each side of the entrance. Accompanying information states they are part of a confirmation class. They are all dressed in formal attire. From left to right, they have been identified as: front: Clara Brodsgaard, Gerda Thyssen, Alma Harton, Helga Christensen, Inger Nelsen, Shirley Hermansen. rear: Lloyd Nielsen, Kermit Westerholm, Harvey Westerholm, Alfred Jensen, Olaf Larsen.
Copy print of a man, identified as O. V. (Mickey) Christensen, holding the reins of a calf. He stands in a dirt road. Behind him, an automobile is parked next to a series of single-story, disorderly sheds. There are a few slender trees off to the left near where the man stands.
Photograph of church grounds in Danevang, Texas. The photograph appears to have been taken from the adjoining road. A broken-down fence stands along the perimeter of the church buildings, seen in the distance. There are at least three, with the middle one having the most typical church architecture; particularly the steeple tower at its right end. There are a number of small bushes and trees amongst these buildings. A decorative border surrounds the photograph.
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 a third and fourth grade class portrait taken at the Danevang School. Sitting in the front row is Carl Larsen, Benedict Krag, Leo Westerholm, Viggo Thyssen, Otto Thyssen, Oscar Christensen, and Ernest Ingvardsen. Standing in the back row is Bertha Nelson, Agneta Hermansen, Johanna Larsen, Helena Berndt, Merle Longwood, Doris Anderson, Magdalene Thyssen, Ingeborg Thyssen, Alice Petersen and Dagny Thyssen. The teacher, Alice Petersen is also pictured with the class.
Copy negative of a Danevang School bus in Danevang, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. There are four people sitting inside the bus, and one person identified as Dorothy Andersen Westergaard is standing next to the bus. From top to bottom, the individuals sitting in the bus are Albert Westergaard, Andrew J. Hensen, Adell Westergaard (daughter of Dorothy Anderson Westergaard), Lavern (Dutch) Hansen and his puppy. According to sources, Andrew Hansen was the bus driver for the communities of Danevang, Liberty and Hurt.
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 negative of the 5th and 6th 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 Leo Westerholm, Benedict Krag, Iver (Jack) Wind, Magdalene Thyssen, Otto Bram, Henry Nielsen, Ingvart Fredderick Ingvardsen, Oscar (O. V. Mickey) Christensen, Johanna Larsen, and Dorothy Mae Krenek on the top row; in the middle row Thyra (Torie) Nielsen, Ingeborg Thyssen, Dagny Thyssen, unknown, Merle Longwood, Miss Wilson (teacher), Helena Berndt, Bertha Nielsen, Agneta Hermansen, and Doris Andersen; and on the bottom row Melvin Hansen, Viggo Thyssen, Alfred Jensen, Siguard Thyssen and Ernest Aage Ingvardsen.
A copy negative of a black and white photograph depicting grades 8-9 of the Danevang School in 1936. There are four discernible rows of people; the arrangement is a mixture of males and females. The man on the very left of the second row, wearing a suit and tie, is Principal Laure Praytor. His wife, teacher Inez Praytor, stands on the right end of the third row. The girls all wear dresses while the boys are wearing button-up shirts and pants. The entire group is posed in front of a white building, identified as the Danevang School. The building's exterior facade and three windows are visible.
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.
Copy negative of the first and second grade students of Danevang School, which is located in Wharton County, Texas. The students are pictured outside of their school with their teacher. From left to right, top to bottom, the individuals pictured are Elizabeth Gorzgcki (teacher), Astrid Jensen, Dora Marie Harton, Helga Christensen, Clara Bram, Gerda Thyssen, Clara Brodsgaard, Emma Nielsen, and Alma Harton in the top row; Fern Hermansen, Helen Wind, Gwendolyn Praytor, Evelyn Hansen, Clifford Allenson, Olaf Hansen, Anders "Icey" Thyssen, and Inger Nielsen in the middle row; and Alfred Jensen, Harry Westerholm, Vernon Christiansen, Lloyd Nielsen, Kermit Westerholm, and Theo Vick in the bottom row.
Photograph of a group of people outdoors some distance away from a large two-story structure with tiled hip roofs and shutter windows. The group consists of three women and two men, with the woman in the center standing independently of the couples, who are in a slight embrace. They appear to be taking part in a kind of soiree, judging by their clothing. They are all dressed in formal apparel, as is the crowd of people behind them. A decorative border surrounds the photograph, interrupted by the date on the top and bottom, and a line of text on the left and right sides that reads, "A century of progress."
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.
Copy negative of a black and white photograph of a husband and a wife, standing outdoors; they are identified as Fred and Anne Hoffman. Fred is wearing dark pants and a dark jacket with a white shirt underneath. Anne is wearing a white dress that has a black ribbon tied at its collar. Behind them to Anne's right, a bare wooden structure is visible.
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.
Copy negative of a black and white portrait of three Danish families posing outdoors on a lawn. The group is comprised of men, women, and children. The adults are standing while the children, except for two infants, are sitting on the grass in front of them. Behind the families are a couple of trees. To the right of them, the wooden exterior of a house is slightly visible.
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 negative of a black and white photograph of a family posed for a portrait in front of the house of their patriarch, Niels Hansen. There are 14 people in all; 7 are men, 5 are women, and 2 are a young boy and a young girl. They are arranged in several rows in front of a small, wire-fenced garden that is visible behind their legs. Two sets of windows are discernible directly behind them.
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.
Copy negative of a black and white photograph of the Hansen family posed for a group portrait in front of the home of Andrew Berndt, who is not pictured. They are all standing on the lawn, with the exterior of the house visible directly behind them. There are a few young children and a baby, who is held in someone's arms, as well as several adults. Every family member is dressed formally.
Black and white photograph of a family standing together outdoors for a holiday portrait. They are all wearing formal attire. According to handwritten notes on the back of the photograph, the woman wearing the white dress and the man wearing the three piece suit that are standing on the right are Niels M. Hansen and Emma Nielsen Hansen, the patriarch and matriarch of the pictured family. Their son George, visible between them from the chest up, is standing behind them. Their youngest son Alfred and his wife Ima are standing on the left. Two young boys, identified as Leo and Clifford, are standing in the front on the left; they are part of the Allenson family.
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.
Copy negative of a black and white photograph of a wife and a husband, standing together for a picture in front of some castor beanstalks. They are identified as Lillian and O.J. Hansen. Lillian is wearing a white dress and a necklace, while O.J. is wearing a button-up shirt with pockets on the front and dark pants. They both have their hands behind their backs.
Photograph of a single-story home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Olaf J. Hansen. The photograph was taken a short distance away from the road, capturing the front lawn and the paved walkway leading up to the front doorstep. Five windows of identical dimensions and design run throughout the house. Horizontal siding covers the exterior walls and a shingle darker than the siding covers a pair of intersecting gable roofs. A chimney is at the top on one of the roof's hips.
Copy negative of a black and white photograph of the Jensen family en masse, posing for a picture on the lawn outside of Hans Peter Jensen's home, which is the building visible in the background. The group is a mixture of men, women, and children. To the right of the family is the partially visible tail end of an automobile.
A copy negative of a black and white photograph of two children identified as cousins Lawrence Petersen and Alvin Jensen standing and holding hands in a garden. One boy is wearing a hat, a jumpsuit, socks and shoes. The other boy is slightly taller and is wearing a jacket, a jumpsuit, socks and shoes. They are surrounded by various foliage. A wooden bench is visible behind them.
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.
Marriage license provided to Carl Harton and Louise Krenek, presided by F. L. Kral, the county clerk of Wharton County. There is a black and white illustration at the very top of the document of a bell composed entirely of small flowers, with a leafy vine emerging from the back of the bell and encircling it in an arc. This bell is inside a circular motif with decorative geometric elements around the edge, and is flanked on both sides by bold, Old English text that declares the document as a Marriage License. When closed, the information provided in the opened document is condensed into the uppermost quarter of the document's back.
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