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Description: 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.
Description: Copy negative of a group of 4-H girls dressed in Danish costumes, dancing around a Christmas tree in the Danevang Community Hall, located in Wharton County. Eight young girls are wearing dresses and hats, and they are holding hands with each other.
Date: December 1958
Description: Copy negative of a 1911 automobile parked outside of Andrew Neils Smith's home, with members of the Smith family sitting inside. The father and mother sit in the front seat, while six children sit in the back. The mother is wearing an apron over a patterned dress, her long sleeves are pushed to her elbows and her hair is parted and pulled back into a bun. The father is sitting slightly behind the woman, wearing a collared shirt, tie, and a brimmed hat.
Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of the 1915 Danevang baseball team in uniforms, posed outdoors at the Danevang baseball diamond. They are arranged in three rows; four men are seated and five men are kneeling. Standing behind the team is one man, identified as the manager, Axel Petersen; he is not in uniform.
Description: Photograph of adolescent boys and girls gathered for a group picture, which was taken during their confirmation ceremony in Danevang, Texas. They are just to the right of a church wall, which has five visible windows with pointed tops. They are all dressed in formal attire. The boys wear dark suits and the girls, all in the front row, wear light-colored dresses with cinched waists. Some names have been provided, but they have not been matched properly to individual positions in the image.
Description: Photograph of five young men, a pastor, and four young women posed in front of a white church. Their names are Herman Krag, Knud Strarup, Niels Petersen, Olaf Hansen, Oscar Smith, Asta Nygaard, Emma Sophia Hansen, Pastor Rodholm, Marie Harton, and Marie Magdalene Ingvardsen.
Date: April 9, 1922
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.
Description: 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.
Description: 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.
Description: 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.
Description: 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.
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.
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.
Description: Photograph of the graduating confirmation class at the Swedish Lutheran Church in El Campo. Their names from right to left are Norma Bard, Grace Mildred Bergstrom, Alvin Jensen, Lawrence Bergland, Harold Bergland, and Keith Andersen.
Date: July 9, 1944
Description: Black and white photograph of the 1945 confirmation class of [Danevang Lutheran Church] standing inside their church. They are posed in front of an intricate altar that has four spires and that appears to have a religious image at its center. The group, comprised of three girls and eight boys, is flanked by two windows and the ceiling above the group is concave. The girls wear white dresses and corsages pinned to their clothing and the boys wear suits with boutonnières pinned to their lapels. Directly situated before the group is a white stand. To the right of the group is a flower arrangement and in the foreground the blurry shape of pews are visible.
Description: Copy negative of hurricane damage after a storm in Danevange, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. In the image, a building is knocked over on it's side against the telephone office. The other two buildings pictured are missing roof shingles and boards.
Date: August 28, 1945
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.
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.
Description: Black and white copy print of a confirmation class standing behind a banister in the Danevang Lutheran Church chapel. The class is comprised of four boys and four girls; they are arranged in a line alternating between girls and boys. The girls are wearing dresses and the boys are wearing suits and ties; all of them have a floral boutonniere attached to their clothes. Facing them is a robed clergy member, identified as Pastor John Pedersen. He is holding a book with a cross on its cover. The chapel windows are visible in the background.
Description: Copy negative of the 1953 Confirmation class at Danevang Lutheran Church, which is located in Wharton County. In the picture, four young boys and two young girls are standing outside the church. They are wearing suits and dresses. From left to right, the members pictured are Alfred Gann, unknown boy, Jeanne Swendsen, Anna Marie Smith, Howard Ledwig and Allen Lauritsen.
Description: Color photograph of a group of youth standing outside of the Danevang Lutheran Church which is partially visible behind them. The group is comprised of several girls and a few boys. The girls are all wearing dresses and the boys are wearing suits and have floral boutonnieres pinned to their lapels. A girl in a green dress and a girl in a white dress standing next to her are both holding books in their hands. The door of the building in the background is open.