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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 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.
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 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.
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.
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: 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: 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: 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: Copy negative of the 1961 confirmation class of Danevang Lutheran Church, which is located in Wharton County, Texas. The students are all wearing long white robes. From left to right, top to bottom, the students pictured are Donald Dippel, James Olson, and Bruce Lauritsen in the top row; and Kathleen Skow and Sharon Andersen in the bottom row.
Description: Copy negative of a community celebration of the dedication of a Texas Historical Marker at the Danevang Lutheran Cemetery, located in Wharton County. In the image, Walter Bram is sitting in a wheelchair, and his daughter, Peggy, is standing directly behind him. There are four American flags staked into the ground, and there are many people standing in the shade, behind the family.
Description: Copy negative of an aerial view of the Brodsgaard family farm in Wharton County, Texas. In the image, a large field is pictured, and in the center of the field, there is a two-story home as well as several other one-story buildings. According to sources, the farm belonged to Soren Brodsgaard, and was later given to his son, Chris Brodsgaard.
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.
Description: Copy negative of Andrew Berndt reading a book at the Nysted Folk School in Nebraska. Andrew is seated next to a desk, and is wearing a suit and tie. Behind him, a shelf where several ties are hanging, a clock, hat, books, and several photographs are either hanging on the wall or sitting on the desk.
Description: Copy negative of Andrew Jensen feeding a calf out of a metal bucket in front of his farm. Jensen stands to the right of the calf, holding another metal bucket and wearing a white sleeveless shirt, belt, cargo pants, and hat. A cigar is hanging from his mouth. A feeding trough can be seen in the background, surrounded by farmland.