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Confirmation 1955

Description: Color photograph of formally dressed people standing on the lawn of a white building which is visible in the background. The first row is composed of six girls, all of whom are wearing dresses. The back row is made up two boys who are only visible from the neck up.
Date: 1955
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Confirmation 1956

Description: Black and white photograph of a confirmation class standing on the steps of [Danevang Lutheran Church] in formal attire. The group is composed of six girls in dresses, six boys in white shirts and ties, and one male in the back wearing a suit. On either side of the group, two hand rails and two windows are visible in the background.
Date: 1956
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Confirmation Certificate]

Description: Certificate from a confirmation ceremony in 1891 written in Danish. An illustrated image of Jesus Christ holding the Eucharist is at the very top of the document. Below this is both printed and written text listing Martin Skjoldborg Kristiansen's name, who was presumably the person in the confirmation. Pastor S. H. Madsen's signature is at the bottom of the document. Flanking the portion of the text on the right and left sides are illustrated images of two angels inside circular motifs that are emerging from foliage. The very bottom of the document has one final illustration: an open book accompanied by a cross and chalice, also inside a circular motif, and flanked on either side by foliage. Accompanying information indicates that Martin was a "brother to Anne Marie Christiansen who is Doyle Schaer's grandmother - married to Peter Blasuis Nielsen."
Date: January 2, 1891
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Confirmation Class]

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.
Date: 1947
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Confirmation Class]

Description: Copy negative of four unidentified young ladies, and three unidentified young men standing in front of the alter inside Danevang Church, located in Wharton County. The young men and women are dressed up in suits and white dresses, and they are facing the pastor of the church. Pastor John Pedersen is standing in front of the confirmation students, wearing long robes and holding a bible.
Date: 1949
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Confirmation Class - 1958

Description: Copy negative of the 1958 confirmation class of Danevang Lutheran Church, which is located in Wharton County, Texas. In the photograph, eight confirmation students are dressed in suits and dresses, and they are standing at the altar of the church with their pastor. From left to right, top to bottom, the individuals pictured are Harold Smith, Ronnie Wind, David Hiltpold, Lilburn Schultz, and Pastor Ronald Jespersen in the top row, and Neva Ray Bram, Marilyn Thaysen, Beverly Waldman, and Mike Brodsgaard in the bottom row.
Date: 1958
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Confirmation Class at Vereins Kirche]

Description: Portraits of the last class to be confirmed in the Vereins Kirche. The nineteen portraits are bust shots of the students and reverend, mounted on a single mat. The women are wearing white traditional confirmation dresses, and the men are wearing dark suits and ties. A list of the students' names are numbered on the back.
Date: 1892
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Confirmation Class in Front of Doorway]

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.
Date: 1930/1950
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Confirmation Class in Front of Old Church]

Description: 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.
Date: 1941
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Confirmation Class in Front of Old Danevang Church]

Description: 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.
Date: 1937
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Confirmation Class of 1908, Danevang Lutheran Church]

Description: Black and white photograph of the Danevang Lutheran Church's Confirmation class of 1908, posed for a group picture outside of an unidentified building. Five young women are seated on a wooden bench in front of a row of eight young men who are accompanied by their Pastor, Soren Hamburg Madsen. Each individual is wearing a hat. Most of the girls' hats have floral embellishments on them. Everyone is dressed formally. The young women are wearing white, high-neck dresses that reach to the floor; their hands are clad in gloves. The young men are wearing suits and ties and simple, brimmed hats. Pastor Madsen is the only individual that is not completely facing the camera; he is turned 3/4 of the way.
Date: 1908
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Confirmation Class of 1914, Danevang Lutheran Church]

Description: Black and white photograph of the Danevang Lutheran Church Confirmation class of 1914 posed for a group picture outside of an unidentified building. Everyone is formally dressed; the young women are wearing long, white dresses while the young men are wearing suits and ties. A majority of the individuals have floral boutonnieres attached to their clothing. Vines wrapped around two posts on the porch of the building are visible behind the group.
Date: October 4, 1914
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Confirmation Class of 1920, Danevang Lutheran Church]

Description: Black and white photograph of a group of adolescents gathered outside of the Danevang Lutheran Church, of which the exterior side and pointed arch windows are visible. This group makes up the Confirmation class of 1920. Each individual is wearing formal attire. The girls, who are mostly seated on the front row, are wearing white dresses, some of which have pins attached to them. The boys are wearing suits and ties; a few of them are also wearing pins. Their pastor, the only adult pictured, is standing in the center of the boys.
Date: 1920
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Confirmation Class of 1927]

Description: Copy print of a portrait of the confirmation class of 1927 in front of a church in Danevang, Texas. There are ten confirmands and their pastor, H. O. Jensen. The names of those in the photograph are listed on the back. According to accompanying information, there were two additional confirmands not seen here, Clifford Fritz Lykke and Nadine A. Neisig. The three young ladies are wearing white dresses, and the boys are wearing suits and ties.
Date: 1927
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Confirmation Class of 1945, Danevang Lutheran Church]

Description: Black and white photograph of the Danevang Lutheran Church Confirmation class of 1945. The class is composed of several young men and young women who are accompanied by their Reverend, Vaghn Duus, who is standing on the far left on the back row. They are all wearing formal wear; the girls are wearing white dresses and the boys are wearing suits. Each individual has a floral boutonniere pinned to their clothing. Behind the group is a set of open wooden doors.
Date: 1945
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Confirmation Dresses

Description: Copy negative of four girls standing together in the middle of the road. The four girls have their arms wrapped around each other, wearing white dresses with sashes, stockings, white shoes, and bows in their hair.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Confirmation Party at Danevang Community Hall]

Description: Copy print of a confirmation celebration being held at Danevang Community Hall. Long tables have been arranged for the festivities, with three tables running parallel to the right wall and a fourth table perpendicular to the first three. All of the tables are full, except for the one closest to the foreground, which is empty. The photograph appears to have been taken from a high angle, as some of the guests are looking upwards towards the direction where the photograph was taken . The majority of them, however, are actively engaged in conversation and their food.
Date: 1945/1949
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[The congregation at Divino Salvador]

Description: Photograph of the congregation at Divino Salvador. They are sitting in the pews of the church, and there are children sitting in small chairs in the aisle. The choir is at the front of the sanctuary. There are three windows behind them and a sign above that says "Bien Venidos." The pulpit is in front of the choir. A man is coming through the door on the left, and the congregation seems to be looking in his direction. The following information is written on the back: "At Presbytery Divino Salvador, c. c. Fall 1952."
Date: 1952
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Congregation of Gentlemen in Front of a Church Entrance]

Description: Photograph of a congregation of gentlemen wearing suits and standing in a group for a portrait in front of a church entrance. The group spans the entire width of the image. The entrance in the background consists of a small covered porch with double-doors and two pillars that help support the roof above. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Presbytery - Waco April 1952".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Congregation of Hispanic Children]

Description: Photograph of a group of young Hispanic children standing in a dirt clearing in front of a chain-link fence. They are assembled for a group photograph. Many of the children are laughing and looking around, and many other are looking at the camera. A couple of adults are scattered throughout the group. Two of the children, who are both standing on the far left-hand side of the image, are holding balls. There is handwriting in marker at both the top and the bottom on the image that reads, "Betanio Mission July 1936". There is more handwriting on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio, Texas. Rev. A Fewardy".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Congregation of Hispanic People Sitting in the Pews of a Church]

Description: Photograph of a small congregation of Hispanic people sitting in the pews of a church. The bench in the foreground is empty. There are three windows with closed blinds on the left-hand side of the image, and a closed door in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Victoria - Stewardship Confs."
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Congregation of People Gathered Around a Tree]

Description: Photograph of a large congregation of people gathered around the trunk of a tall bushy tree. The group is facing the right-hand side of the image. There is a cluster of mostly men standing on the left-hand side of the image around the trunk of the tree and looking down at the open books in their hands. Another cluster of mostly women are sitting on various wooden chairs in front of the group of men. There is a bench and more chairs forming a circle that is cut off on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 7-4-50".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Congregation of Women Singing]

Description: Photograph of a congregation of women standing in church pews and singing. The women are all wearing long skirts and dresses and holding songbooks. There is a woman standing on the right-hand side of the image facing and leading the singers. Another younger singing woman stands next to her on the left-hand side, however her back is toward the congregation. Two open windows on the right-hand side of the image shed light on the singers. There is a double doorway in the background on the left-hand side of the image with one door opened to the outside. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Waco, Tex. 1950 All day District meet. Singing". There are also several numerical notes on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Congregation Sitting in Church]

Description: Photograph of a large congregation standing in front of fold-up chairs and wooden benches in a church building. The crowd mostly consists of men, however also includes women and children. There are more people crowded at the back of the church than the front of the church, and there are several empty seats in the front. Windows line the three visible walls in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Taft? Convención".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary