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Danish Folk School

Description: Copy negative of groups of people in front of Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa. The men and women pictured are all wearing traditional Danish folk costumes. The men are kneeling down, and the women are standing up. The men are holding the women's hands. There is one man, identified as Holger Koch, sitting with his legs crossed in front of the costumed group, holding a violin. Other unidentified people standing in the background.
Date: 1916
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Duus Family Portrait]

Description: Studio portrait photograph of the Duus family in front of a blank backdrop. The three individuals in the back are standing and embracing each other, all of whom are the children of Gerda and Pastor Vagn Duus. On the back row from left to right are Verner, Sibyl, and Erling Duus. Sibyl's hand appears to be around the shoulder of her mother, Gerda, who wears horn-rimmed glasses, a blazer, and matching skirt. She is seated on the arm rest of a wooden chair, which is occupied by Pastor Vagn Duus. The words "Merry Christmas" have been printed on the top margin of the photograph. There is hand-written text on the back, but with the exception of the heading, which reads, "To Danish Ladies Aid member", the rest appears to be written in Danish or a similar Germanic language.
Date: 1942/1947
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Quarterly Occupation Tax Receipt Number 165

Description: 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.
Date: 1887
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Portrait of Pastor Dan Lauderdale and Family]

Description: Studio portrait photograph of the Lauderdale family in front of a cloudy, brown backdrop. The man in the very back who stands above the rest is Pastor Dan Lauderdale. He wears a striped red shirt with white trim accents on his collar and sleeves. The older woman whose hair has been pulled back and pinned with flowers is Pastor Dan Lauderdale's mother, Dorothy Galbraith Lauderdale. Cindy Lauderdale is seated on the right and wears a red gingham dress. She is Pastor Dan's wife. Their two children are in the front, Rachel and Tabitha; however, these names have not been matched properly to their individual positions.
Date: 1981/1985
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Danevang Fire House

Description: Copy negative of the Danevang Fire Department, which is located in Wharton County, Texas. In the image, there is a large one-story building with three garage doors, and there is a white sign above the building that reads, "Danevang Vol. Fire Dept."
Date: 1972
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Confirmation Class of 1925, Danevang Lutheran Church]

Description: Black and white photograph of a group of teenagers who make up the 1925 Confirmation class of Danevang Lutheran Church. There are 6 girls and 8 boys arranged in three rows on the steps of the church building. Their clergyman, Pastor Khyl, is also standing with them. Behind the group is a door with an arched window above it. On the window are the words "ANSGAR KIRKE." A couple of pointed arch windows are visible on either side of the group.
Date: 1925
Creator: The Fox Company
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Two Men in Military Uniforms]

Description: Postcard of two young, unidentified men in identical military uniforms. They are inside a room with an American flag loosely hung on the back wall. The man on the left is is seated in a chair while the man on the right is standing with both hands to his sides. A long rifle is facing downward on his right side. They are standing on a low pile decorative rug. There is a hand-written note in pencil on the back of the photograph that lists their names, but it cannot be read with certainty. Their names appear to be Henry Taft and Ernest.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Myrtle Waldman and Her Daughters Beverly and Annette]

Description: Black and white photograph of a mother, Myrtle Waldman, and her two daughters, Annette Waldman and Beverly Waldman. They are standing outdoors in a shaded grassy area that is surrounded by trees. Myrtle is holding the hands of her younger daughter, who is standing in front of her with a look of wonderment on her face. The older daughter is standing to their right, with her hand on her mouth and her ankles crossed. An unidentified young girl is standing next to a bench behind them in the distance.
Date: April 1947
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Hans Christensen & Car

Description: Copy print of a man, identified as Hans Christensen, standing next to a car. The car is parked facing a wooden structure in the background with a large, wide door. The man wears a long coat and a hat. A dog stands in front of him looking up. Accompanying information indicates photograph was taken at C. J. Christensen farm.
Date: 1927
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1940 Confirmation

Description: Black and white photograph of a confirmation class standing in a grassy outdoor area close by some trees. Six girls in white dresses stand in the front row while five boys who are mostly only able to seen from the neck up, stand directly behind them. In the background a steeple with a cross on the top is visible.
Date: 1940
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1936 Confirmation

Description: 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.
Date: 1936
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1936 Confirmation

Description: 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.
Date: 1936
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1944 Confirmation

Description: Black and white photograph of the 1944 confirmation class standing in front of the [Danevang Lutheran Church], whose doors are open. Six girls in white dresses with flowers pinned to their chests stand in the front row while six boys, also formally dressed, stand in the back. They are accompanied by a man on the right identified as Pastor Vaghn Duus. The photograph has a decorative border above which a handwritten note in Danish was penned.
Date: 1944
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1934 Confirmation

Description: 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.
Date: 1934
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[1946 Confirmation]

Description: Black and white photo of a confirmation class, composed of six boys and one girl, all of whom are formally dressed and have a flower pinned to their chest. They are accompanied by an older man on the left who is identified as Pastor Vaghn Duus. Behind them is a building whose doors are partly visible.
Date: 1946
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1941 Confirmation

Description: Black and white photograph of the confirmation class standing in front of the [Danevang Lutheran Church]. Seven girls and six boys stand arranged in three rows in front of the church building. They are accompanied by an older man, identified as Pastor A.E. Frost on the left. Behind the group, the church doors and two windows are visible. Above the building's doors is the inscription "ANS GAR KIRKE." On the back of the photograph is a note written in Danish.
Date: 1941
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1949 Confirmation

Description: Black and white photo of the 1949 confirmation class, composed of four girls and four boys. The girls are each wearing a white dress and the boys are each wearing suits. Each individual has a flower pinned to their chests. They stand in two rows in front of an altar that features a figure of Jesus Christ.
Date: 1949
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1940 Confirmation

Description: Black and white photograph of the 1940 confirmation class of the [Danevang Lutheran Church]. Six girls in white dresses stand in the front row while five boys in suits stand directly behind them on the steps of the church building. Two windows are visible behind them.
Date: 1940
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1936 Confirmation

Description: 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.
Date: 1936
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Carl Larsen in Front of Pioneer House

Description: Photograph of an older man, identified as Carl Larsen standing outdoors in front of a two-story house. He wears a white shirt tucked into gray pants. The house behind him has two doorways, a roof covered by tar paper, and siding that looks aged and weathered. The man stands next to a sign with red lettering. It states, "Future home of Danevang Heritage Society Museum." An address appears to be listed in the bottom, but it is too small and the photograph too out-of-focus to be read with certainty.
Date: September 11, 1995
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Pioneer House

Description: Photograph of a man and a woman standing outside next to a house. The woman, identified as Elsie Christensen, looks to her left while resting her right arm inside a window ledge. She wears a blue print top and a dark, pleated skirt. To her right, the man, identified as Pastor Fred Toerne, stands on the grass smiling at the camera. Accompanying information states they are at Pioneer House before repairs were made. The house appears to be a two-story structure. Door and window holes have been made, but no permanent structures have been installed. A small scaffold is in the background, a short distance away from Pastor Toerne.
Date: September 11, 1995
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Hansen Shed

Description: Photograph of a single-story home taken a short distance away from the front door. The house has horizontal, white siding and dark shingles covering a gable roof. A wooden set of steps and railing leads to a single gray door on the right wall. There are no visible windows. In the distance, an empty plot of land and some trees can be seen. Accompanying information states this is the Hansen Shed, perhaps referring to the owner.
Date: September 11, 1995
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society