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Danevang School 1927
Copy negative of ninth and tenth grade students at the Danevang School in Danevang, Texas. The students are grouped in three rows in front of the school house. Two boys in the center of the group hold a sign reading "Danevang High, Feb. 8 1927, Miss. Jones." All of the boys are wearing long-sleeve collared shirts. The girls are wearing dresses and have bobbed haircuts.
Peter Nielsen and Anna Christiansen Wedding
Copy negative of a wedding portrait of Peter Nielsen and Anna Christiansen. Anna is wearing a floor-length white gown and veil. She is holding a bouquet of flowers. Peter wears a dark-colored suit and a boutonnière. The photograph was taken two miles west of Danevang Church in Danevang, Texas.
O. W. Schaer and Kathryn Nielsen Wedding
Copy negative of a wedding portrait of O.W. and Kathryn Schaer. Kathryn stands to the left of O.W., wearing a knee-length dress, hat, and holding a large bouquet. O.W. is wearing a dark suit, hat, and a floral boutonnière.
O. W. Schaer
Copy negative of the home of O.W. Schaer, purchased from Matt Skov in 1918. The two story house lies two miles east of Danevang, Texas. A girl and boy stand in front of the house, which has a wire fence around the property.
Hauling Cotton to Market
Copy negative of Hans Andersen hauling cotton to market in a horse-drawn wagon. Hans is sitting atop several hay bales and guiding the horses down a dirt road.
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.
Roger Leroy & Kenneth Mads Andersen
Copy negative of brothers Roger and Kenneth Andersen standing in front of a tractor at Hans Andersen's farm. The younger brother, who is wearing overalls over a short-sleeved collared shirt and lace-up shoes, is standing slightly in front of the older brother, who is wearing coveralls.
New Overland Car
Copy negative of eighteen-month old Doris Andersen, daughter of Hans and Anna Andersen, sitting on the side rail of her parent's new Overland car. Doris is wearing a light-colored sleeveless dress with a scalloped hem, ankle socks, and t-strap shoes.
Hans and Anna Andersen New Home
Copy negative of Hans and Anna Andersen's new two-story wood frame home, which has a front porch and balcony. The image includes a list of the costs incurred while constructing the home, totaling $4,126.98.
R B Store - Post Office
Copy negative of the R.B. Department Store and post office in Danevang, Texas, owned by Otto Harton and Einer Harton.
R B Store and Post Office
Copy negative of the R. B. Department Store and post office in Danevang, Texas. The store was owned by Otto and Einer Harton. The one-story building features a whitewashed store front with a square awning that shades the windows and door. Two signs hang from the front of the building; one reads "R.B. Dept. Store" and the other "Danevang Post Office". The area in front of the store is covered with concrete, and trees are visible around the property.
[Peter "Bachelor Pete" Petersen in Front of his Home]
Photograph of a man, identified as Peter "Bachelor Pete" J. A. Petersen, standing before his home in Danevang, Texas. He is dressed in formal attire in a three piece suit. A small tree, a few windows, and the house's shingles can be seen in the back. There is hand-written text in pencil on the back of the photograph which reads, "Lester reproduced this from another picture. Thought you might want one." It then names the subject of the picture, "Batchelor Pete Petersen [sic]".
[Gymnastics Team in a Circle]
Postcard of a group of adolescent boys standing in a circle. They hold their arms outstretched on either side, forming a smaller circle in the middle where an adult male stands with his arms resting on each side. They are in front of a gymnasium in Minnesota, which is partially seen in the background. A few trees are off to the right. On the back of the postcard, hand-written text reads, "Gymnastics team in front of gym at Tyler MN. This building still in use 2001."
Annual Occupation Tax Recepit Number 230
Occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County, Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick paid ten dollars for both a state and county tax. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, whose signature can be seen on the bottom left corner.
Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 165
Quarterly occupation tax receipt given to P. B. Bundick of Matagorda County in Texas for his occupation of Ferryman. Mr. Bundick appears have paid a total of $5.46 on this particular quarter. The transaction was confirmed by the comptroller of public accounts, whose signature can be seen on the bottom right corner.
[Peter J. A. Petersen About to Board Flight]
Photograph of a man, identified as Peter J. A. Petersen, traveling by Braniff Airline to Minnesota from Houston, Texas, to attend his daughter Elna Mickelsen's funeral. He is dressed in formal attire and holds a folded coat on his right arm. Standing in front of the airplane, the wing's propeller, a few windows, and the staircase leading up to the inside are visible.
[Peter J. A. Petersen in his Home]
Photograph of a man, identified as Peter A. J. Petersen, sitting in his home at Danevang, Texas. He is on the left side of the photograph, seated in a wooden chair, smoking a pipe, and reading off of a piece of paper. A window to the left is letting in large amounts of light. There is a wooden table in front of the man with a floral centerpiece and an array of papers surrounding it. Behind him, there is a desk with several items stacked inside it. Photographs, bottles, and different types of decor are resting on top. A large wooden door is to the right, and farther right, another chair. There is a hand-written note on the back of the photograph that has been crossed out and reworded.
[Hans J. Nelsen on Motorcycle]
Photograph of a man, identified as Hans J. Nelsen, sitting on a motorcycle in front of a row of parked cars. Two of the automobiles are inside an external garage. The man appears to be dressed in a military-style uniform, judging by his high-riding boots and pointed cap.
[Confirmation Class in Front of Old Church]
Photograph of a group of children in front of an old church in Danevang, Texas. There is a large tree off to the right of the photograph. The children are dressed in formal attire; the girls wear light-colored dresses and the boys wear suits. Accompanying information has provided names, but it cannot be stated with certainty to whom they apply.
[Danevang School, Class of 1936, Grades 8-9]
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.
Loading Hay into Barn
Copy negative of a black and white photograph of a man wearing a hat while standing on a giant pile of hay that rests in front of a barn. According to accompanying information, the barn is part of P.J. Petersen's farm. A cow grazes in front of the pile. In the foreground is more hay and in the background part of a tree is visible behind the barn.
Neils Berndt Home
Photograph of a two-story home in Danevang, Texas. It has blue siding, several windows, and is surrounded by large trees. A wheelbarrow and other farm tools are on the left side. On the right, there is a red pick-up truck facing a closed gate. A brown horse is farther to the right, with his head down to the floor. Accompanying information states that the home belonged to Neil Berndt, before it was destroyed by a fire in 1990.
Neils Berndt Home
Photograph of a two-story home in Danevang, Texas. It has blue siding, several windows, and is surrounded by large trees. There is a series of wooden and metal posts lined alongside a dirt walkway that lead up to two parked automobiles on the far right. They appear to be in front of an open, outdoor garage. Accompanying information states that the home originally belonged to Neils Berndt, before it was destroyed by a fire in 1990. Ownership of the home transferred to George and Robbie Stall, but it does not state if this happened before or after the fire.
N. C. Krag Later Walter Nielsen Home
Photograph of a two-story home in Danevang, Texas. It has blue siding, a front porch covered by an overhang supported by four columns, and several windows. A set of steps lead up to the porch, where some objects have been left around the corners. There is a wire fence surrounding the back, and the home is located in a grassy terrain.
[Christmas Tree]
Copy negative of a Christmas tree sitting atop a table, decorated with tinsel, snowflake ornaments, and angel ornaments.
Danish School
Photograph of students and their teacher in front of a Danish school in Danevang, Texas. The students are standing in two rows against the wooden schoolhouse with their teacher, who is standing on the far left in the back row.
Danish School
Photograph of students standing in front of a Danish schoolhouse in Danevang, Texas. The students are organized in four rows against the wooden schoolhouse.
Danish School
Copy negative of students standing in three rows against the wall of Danevange Central School in Danevange, Texas.
Danevang School
Copy negative of students, teachers, and the principal standing outside of a one-story wooden schoolhouse in Danevang, Texas.
Danevag Community Hall
Copy negative of community members standing in a crowd outside of the Danevang Meeting House in Danevang, Texas. The two-story meeting house features a three-story bell tower and arched windows that run across the length of the building.
Danevang Lutheran Church
Copy negative of Danevang Lutheran Church in Danevang, Texas. Several groups of people are standing outside the church; some are sitting on the porch while others are standing near parked automobiles. Two flags, one American and one Texan, fly over the church, and a floral garland hangs over the front door.
[Photograph of 1895 Danevang Community Hall]
Copy negative of a group of families standing in four rows outside of the Danevang Community Hall. Two women sit inside of carriage harnessed to a horse. An American and Danish flag flag are raised on a flagpole next to the center.
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.
Portrait of Pastor Soren Hamborg Madsen
Copy negative of Pastor Soren Hamburg Madsen.
Martha Petersen Madsen
Copy negative of Martha Petersen Madsen, wife of Pastor Madsen, standing in a flower bed. Behind her, a wooden structure is visible.
Portrait of Louise Madsen
Copy negative of a portrait of Louis Madsen, a teacher at the Danevang School. She is wearing a white dress with a lace collar.
Henrey and Lillian Roberts Wedding
Copy negative of Henry and Lillian Roberts celebrating their wedding at the home of Arthur Hensen. Henry stands to the right of Lillian; he is wearing a pin-striped double-breasted suit, diagonally striped tie, and a boutonniere. Lillian is wearing a striped jacket and skirt, gold necklace, and beaded head band.
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.
Hans Jessen Hansen Home
Copy negative of the home of Hans Jessen Hansen, which is two miles west of Danevang, Texas. Several people stand outside of the two-story house, which features decorative lattice work and thin columns. The front porch is decorated with potted plants. A brick chimney stems from the roof, and a large, rectangular window is open on the second floor.
Outdoor Dinner Scene
Copy negative of a group of people eating a meal at long tables outside of a house. The tables are covered in white tablecloths.
[Photograph of Man with Beard]
Negative of a photograph of a man with a beard. He is wearing a sweater with kerchief.
Thomas Christensen Home
Copy negative of the home of Thomas and Magdalene Christensen in Lokken, Denmark. The couple stands to the left of their one-story home, which features a thatched roof and chimney. A picket fence surrounds the house, and a dirt path runs across the front of the property.
Mr. and Mrs. Berthelsen
Copy negative of a portrait of husband and wife Andrew and Pauline Marie Berthelsen. Andrew sits to the left of Pauline, wearing a dark suit jacket, light-colored neck tie, and a medal pinned to his chest. Pauline wears a dark scarf wrapped around her hair and neck, and a dark-colored dress.
O. W. Schaer Home
Copy negative of O. W. Schaer displaying the results of a duck hunt. He stands on a columned porch, holding several dead ducks in his right hand and a shot gun in his left. He is wearing rubber boots, an ammunition belt, and a cap.
Louis Schaer Cotton Delivery
Copy negative of Louis Schaer delivering cotton to a salesman from Overland. The two men stand on the rail of Schaer's automobile in front of train boxcars. The automobile is pulling a trailer of cotton bales. One of the men is tipping his hat toward the camera.
1908 Gusher
Copy negative of an a 4,000 barrel oil geyser, six miles east of Bay City, Texas.
Danevang Lutheran Church with Fence
Copy negative of the Danevang Lutheran Church in Danevang, Texas. The church has a steeple and a bell tower, and is surrounded by a wire fence.
Danish Ladies Aid
Copy negative of members of the Danish Ladies Aid. The group of women are arranged on a porch, wearing dresses and are surrounded by potted plants. Ana Nielsen is pictured far right on the bottom row.
Danish Ladies Aid
Copy negative of members of the Danish Ladies Aid, standing on a porch wearing patterned dresses.
4-H Girls in Danish Costumes
Copy negative of members of the Danevang girl's 4-H club. The girls are wearing traditional Danish Costumes. Pictured from left to right, the top row includes Jane Kladstrup, Geneva Bram, Peggy Bram, Sharon Krag, and Annette Waldman. The bottom row includes Carolyn Lauritsen, Sharon Roberts, Beverly Waldman, and Eleanor Berndt.