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4-H Dancers

Description: Photograph of a group of young girls posing for the camera in front of a curtain backdrop. They are wearing traditional Danish costumes, which consists of a pointed hat with ribbon attachments, a vest-like bodice tied across their bust, and a tied apron over a full skirt with horizontal stripes running across the bottom of the skirt. On the back row, from left to right, the girls have been identified as Jane Laustrup, Neva Bram, Peggy Bram, Sharon Krag, and Annette Waldman. On the front row, from left to right, they have been identified as Carolyn Lauritsen, Sharon Roberts, Beverly Waldman, and Eleanor Berndt. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph lists their names again, and a secondary, upside down blue line of text reads, "Danish Dancers, Return to Lillian Roberts".
Date: 1950/1959
Item Type: Photograph

4-H Dancers

Description: Photograph of a group of young girls posing for the camera in front of a curtain backdrop. They are wearing traditional Danish costumes, which consists of a pointed hat with ribbon attachments, a vest-like bodice tied across their bust, and a tied apron over a full skirt with horizontal stripes running across the bottom of the skirt. On the back row, from left to right, the girls have been identified as Jane Laustrup, Neva Bram, Peggy Bram, Sharon Krag, and Annette Waldman. On the front row, from left to right, they have been identified as Carolyn Lauritsen, Sharon Roberts, Beverly Waldman, and Eleanor Berndt. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph lists their names again, and a secondary, upside down blue line of text reads, "Danish Dancers, Return to Lillian Roberts".
Date: 1950/1959
Item Type: Photograph

[1903 Danevang School Students]

Description: Photograph of students and their teacher posing for a group picture at their school, Danevang School, in Danevang, Texas. They have been arranged into three rows, with the front row seated on a bench. Three long double-hung windows can be seen behind them. They have been identified, from left to right: Top row: Viggo Andersen, Arthur Andersen, Eddie Nielsen, Elmer Andersen, Edward Nielsen, Paul Madsen, Harry Andersen, Thorvald Lykke, Eric Petersen, Uffe Nygaard, Martin Christiansen, Harold Hansen, and Jim Jensen. Middle row: Frank Jensen, Hans Treumer, Viggo Juhl, Dagmar Evers, Anna Nygaard, Ellen Longwood, Hazel Johnson, Margretha Nygaard, Karen Berndt, Mable Johnson, Katy Rasmussen, Nona Johnson, Sophie Madsen, Mary Treumer, Signe Lykke, Laura Petersen, and Professor Vitrup. Front row: Hans Nygaard, Holger Lauritsen, Ebbe Wind, Abelone Wind, Mabel Andersen, Elizabeth Jensen, Marentze Nielsen, Marie Nielsen, Thora Nielsen, Esther Longwood, Cora Johnson, Anna Jensen, Anna Lykke, Pauline Madsen, and Agnes Nielsen. A newspaper article included with the photograph also states that "only ten of these live in Danevang now. Many of them have passed away. Others have moved. Names are written as they were then. Photograph is furnished by Mrs. Laruits Harton.[sic]"
Date: 1903
Item Type: Photograph

[1908 School Picture of Faculty & Students]

Description: Photograph of a large group of children and the faculty of Danevang School in Danevang, Texas. They have been arranged into five rows. Behind them, the school building can be seen, along with three windows, two of which have shutters. The photograph, which is torn on its right bottom and top corners, has been pasted on a gray stiff paper. On the back of it, there is hand-written text that reads, "School picture Danevang."
Date: 1908
Item Type: Photograph

1910 Central School Class Photo

Description: Photograph of a group of children and an adult female standing before a building with two windows. The children are variously dressed in pants, shorts, and dresses. None of them are wearing shoes. The adult woman on the far right wears a light-colored top and a floor-length, full skirt. There is an irregular piece of cardboard taped on the back of the photograph. Hand-written text in pencil is partially seen, and reads, "School Circa 1910".
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Photograph

1914 School Photo

Description: Postcard of the Danevang School class of 1914 in front of a building. There are three visible windows. The students have been separated into boys and girls, with the girls standing in the center and the boys surrounding them on each side and behind them. The girls wear long, light-colored dresses belted at the waist. The boys wear formal attire. The girls have been identified, from left to right, as unknown, Esther Knudsen, Elna Petersen, Andrea Hansen, Emelia Andersen, Gertrude Strarup, and Christine Olsen. Three names have been provided for the boys but it cannot be stated with certainty to whom they apply. Black, rough patches of paper on the back of the postcard remain on each corner from wherever it was torn out of.
Date: 1914
Item Type: Postcard

1920 Dodge Roadster

Description: Copy negative of Hans Andersen changing a flat tire on his 1920 Dodge Roadster during his honeymoon trip to California with his wife, Anna. Hans is squatting by the front left tire with a tool in his hand. Hans had to change thirty-five tires during the trip.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

1920 Dodge Roadster

Description: Copy negative of Hans Thorvald and Anna Andersen standing in front of their Dodge Roadster on their honeymoon in Parlier, California. Anna is wearing a loose long-sleeved shirt that gathers at both cuffs, a scarf tied around her neck, loose pants, and a hat with a gathered ribbon across the rim. Hans, who is standing beside Anna, is wearing a buttoned shirt, a tie, loose trousers, a tool belt, and is holding a hat in his hand. The couple had to change thirty-five flat tires on their honeymoon trip from California to Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

1924 Confirmation Class

Description: Photograph of the 1924 Danevang Ansgar Lutheran Church confirmation class, consisting of a group of adolescent boys and girls separated into two rows. The back row is composed of the boys, who wear similar dark three-piece suits. The front row consists of the girls, who wear light-colored dresses. Their hair has been styled in short bobs. Names have been provided, but have been matched properly in another photograph where they were in different positions (see note).
Date: May 25, 1924
Item Type: Photograph

1924 Confirmation Class

Description: Photograph of the 1924 Danevang Ansgar Lutheran Church confirmation class, consisting of a group of adolescent boys and girls. They are standing on the front steps of the church, wearing formal attire and separated into rows by gender, with the girls in the front and the boys in the back. Additionally, there is an unidentified man behind the boys standing in front of a set of double doors. The girls, from left to right, have been identified as Marie Brodsgaard, Dagny M. Hansen, Ester Juhl, and Esther Knudsen. The boys have been identified from left to right as Hans F. Hansen, Ejolf Larsen Wind, J. C. Theodor Jensen, Harry Lauritsen, and Eddie Petersen.
Date: May 25, 1924
Item Type: Photograph

1925 Confirmation Class

Description: Photograph of an all-female confirmation class in Danevang, Texas. They are standing on a dirt road holding hands. They wear knee-length dresses with stockings and heeled strap shoes. They have been identified by their first name only, from left to right, as Agnes, Katherine, Annie, Ellen, Emma, Lila, and Myrtle. This information is hand-written in blue ink on the top. A geometric, decorative border surrounds the photograph.
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph

1939 Inventory

Description: 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.
Date: January 1, 1939
Item Type: Text

[1958 Confirmation Class]

Description: Photograph of the 1958 confirmation class and their pastor gathered for a group picture inside a church. Behind them, inside a small alcove is a statue of Jesus Christ with hands outspread in front of him looking down. They are all wearing formal attire. The boys wear two-piece suits and the girls are in light-colored dresses. They all have corsages pinned to their chests. From left to right, they have been identified as: Top row: Harold Smith, Ronnie Dippel, David Hildpold, Lilburn Shulty (possibly), and Pastor Jespersen. Bottom row: Gendra Bram (possibly), Marilyn Thaysen, Beverly Waldman, and "Mike" Brodsgaard. These names are also hand-written on the back of the photograph in black ink.
Date: 1958
Item Type: Photograph

90th Celebration

Description: Color photograph of the chapel inside of the Danevang Lutheran Church. A woman stands at the front of the chapel near the altar. At the center of the altar is a table on top of which are two lit candlesticks and a candelabra. Above the table hangs a cross. A few rows of pews are visible in the foreground.
Date: October 1985
Item Type: Photograph

[Abelone Harton Home]

Description: Photograph of a single-story home belonging to Abalona Harton. The house has light-colored siding, several windows, and small plants around the edge. There are a number of trees around the house. A "For Sale" sign has been placed on the front lawn. There is a swingset and a see-saw on the left side of the photograph towards the back of the home.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Aerial View of Danevang School

Description: Aerial photograph of Danevang School in Danevang, Texas. It is the largest building in the photograph: a single-story structure with a mansard roof with dark shingles and several windows on the first floor. A small playground to the right consists of a few see-saws and a swing set. Further right, a basketball court can be seen. To the left, there appears to be a gas station. The building is amidst a large, rural farm area. Besides the gas station and the school building, there are only a few other buildings, possibly homes, and land that has been tilled.
Date: October 1954
Item Type: Photograph

Alfred & Joyce Wind Home

Description: Photograph of a single-story brick home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Alfred and Joyce Wind. The house has an intersecting gable roof with dark-colored shingles. The pediments created by the roofs have been covered with wooden siding; the rest of the walls are covered in alternating dark brick. Two small trees are on the front lawn, and a third much larger tree can be seen behind the house.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph

[Alice Hansen, I. E. Hansen, and Michael Brodsgaard on Automobile]

Description: Photograph of a child, identified as I. Elva Hansen (Babe), a woman, identified as Alice Hansen, and a man, identified as Michael Brodsgaard, on an automobile. The man and the woman are seated in the front seats, while the child is standing on the protruding part of the car's right fender. There are a couple of houses far away in the distance. Hand-written text in ink on the back of the photograph reads, "Babe and Alice Hansen 1948 Michael Brodsgaard on fender."
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph

[Alter and Baptismal Font of Ansgar Church of Danevang]

Description: Photograph of an alter and baptismal font inside the Ansgar Church of Danevang, Texas. The shaft of the baptismal front has been ornamented with rounded bands and supports a rounded basin. Behind it, a wooden step leads up to an alter flanked by wooden furniture. The alter is composed of a wooden table covered by a tablecloth with an ornamented design trim. Two floral arrangements and two candle-holders are on each side of the tabletoo. A seven-branched candelabrum has been placed directly on the center of the table, which stands before a large framed painting of religious icons engaging with a leaning figure. The painting's frame is topped by a cross. Hand-written text in pencil on the back of the photograph cannot be read with certainty. A black stamp indicates, "Danish Heritage Society P. O. Box 386 Danevang, TX 77432".
Date: 1908/1945
Item Type: Photograph

Andersen Boys on Danevang Baseball Team

Description: Copy negative of the Danevang boys baseball team. The group of boys are standing together outside. Two men are mounted on horses to the left of the team, and three men in suits and hats are standing to the right of the team. Three of the players identified as Elmer, Arthur, and Hands Andersen are wearing baseball uniforms with the word "Danevang" written across the chest. The other team members are wearing various unmatched clothing.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Andrew & Dagny Jensen Marriage License

Description: Marriage license provided to Anders Jessen Jensen and Dagny Andersen from the Wharton County courthouse. 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. Hand-written text has been placed in several areas: where it calls for the names of the couple, dates, signatures, etc. The actual ceremony was ordained by Pastor J. A. M. Rodholm. When closed, the information provided in the opened document is condensed into the upper half of the document's back.
Date: December 29, 1922
Creator: Kral, F. L.
Item Type: Legal Document

[Andrew J. Jensen's Honorable Discharge from the Army of the United States]

Description: Discharge paper given to Andrew J. Jensen from the Army of the United States. The document states that Andrew was honorably discharged from his position of mechanic by reason of demobilization. Andrew's physical description follows, along with signatures from a commanding officer. Further biographical information is given on the back. Additionally, a piece of paper has been stapled on the back that was signed by the clerk of the county court in Wharton authenticating the document.
Date: 1919-06-26/1940-06-24
Item Type: Legal Document

Andrew Jensen Home

Description: Photograph of a single-story home in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Andrew Jensen. The photograph was taken from the street, capturing the gravel road and the front lawn, which has been cut short. The house is bordered by a series of bushes. It has white siding and intersecting shingled gable roofs. A chimney and antenna are on the top hip.
Date: 1920/1970
Item Type: Photograph