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[Antomine Andersen Christensen and Spinning Wheel]

Description: Copy print of an older woman, identified as Antomine Andersen Christensen, seated in a chair behind a spinning wheel. She wears a long-sleeve dress and glasses. She is outdoors, and in the distance, several trees can be seen. Accompanying information indicates that she was 90 years old at the time the picture was taken. Her daughter, Marie Christensen, married Chris Christensen and moved to Danevang, Texas.
Date: 1900/1950

[Berndt Family Farm Property]

Description: Black and white photograph of the Berndt family farm property, comprised of a white two-story house, two barns in back, and a windmill. A crop field of an unidentified variety is visible in the foreground. A few members of the Berndt family are standing in various areas of the yard.
Date: 1900

Farmstead

Description: Copy print of a farmstead in Danevang, Texas. The photograph appears to have been taken a short distance away from a fence that runs the length of the property. Past the fence and a few small bushes, a group of people have seated themselves on chairs, presumably posing for the picture. Several horses, carriages, and men are to the left of these people; some of them have also stopped and turned towards the direction where the photograph was taken. In the distance, there is a two-story house with a gable roof and several windows on the first floor. On the leftmost part of the image, a second structure can be seen next to a large tree.
Date: 1900/1960

Fish Fry on Matagorda Bay

Description: Postcard of a group of men tending to a meal being prepared on the ground. Three of the men are actively engaged with various cooking utensils, while the two in the back look on. They appear to be standing in a barren landscape. There are no distinguishing landscape elements. Two names are listed on the back of the postcard, but it cannot be stated with certainty to whom they apply.
Date: 1900/1950

[Hans P. Jensen Home]

Description: Copy negative print of a two-story house in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Hans Peter Jensen. The property is surrounded by a chicken wire fence with large trees planted just inside it. The house has a steep gable roof with shingles and horizontal siding. There are several double-hung windows on the first and second floor. A young boy stands outside looking at the camera, but he has not been identified.
Date: 1900/1950

[Marie Olson Portrait]

Description: Photograph of a young woman, identified as Marie Olson, in a photography studio with side-lighting hitting her face prominently on the left side. Her body is turned slightly to the left, but she faces the camera directly. She wears glasses, a necklace, and a sailor-collar top with a light-colored ribbon trim. A stiff paper frame with an oval cut-out covers the photograph. Together, they have been placed inside a folder with an ornate pattern embossing on the front cover.
Date: 1900/OPEN
Creator: Smith Studio

Mr. & Mrs. H. P. Jensen

Description: Copy print of an oval picture frame with a photograph inside it of husband and wife Hans Peter Jensen and Maren Jensen. The frame has ornate floral motifs on the top, bottom, and sides, as well as beveled edges and a continuous pattern of decorative circle reliefs running near the edge of the frame glass. The man and the woman in the photograph are both dressed in formal attire. The man wears a blazer and a waistcoat. The woman wears a light-colored, tied neck-piece over a dark-colored top.
Date: 1900/1940

Photo of Carl Jensen's Home

Description: Copy negative print of the Jensen family residence in Danevang, Texas. Taken some distance away from the house, the photograph captures the Jensen family behind a cluster of chickens. Two children are riding mules. Presumably, Carl Jensen is the man on the right wearing a dark-colored suit. The house itself has sloping, steep roofs with light-colored shingles. There are two patios on the first floor. They each have an overhang and slender columns acting as support. A brick chimney can be seen at the very top.
Date: 1900/1970

[Portrait of Marie Olson in Nursing Uniform]

Description: Photograph of a young woman, identified as Marie Olson, in front of a studio backdrop in a well-lit space. She wears small oval glasses and a nursing uniform with a contrasting ribbon pinned to her chest. The photograph was printed with an oval cut-out framing Marie. It has been placed in a folder that folds from the left and right sides. Accompanying information states Marie was Olaf Olson's sister.
Date: 1900/OPEN
Creator: Drow studio

[Pressing Hay in Pierce, Texas]

Description: Black and white photograph of a typical agricultural scene wherein a few farmers are pressing hay with the help of some unidentified farm equipment and horse-drawn vehicles. There are about 13 individuals pictured. A growing pile of hay is stacked in the center of the background where the harvesters are standing and sitting.
Date: 1900
Creator: Lund, F. P.

Soldiers in Front of Barracks

Description: Postcard of three male soldiers in front of a wooden barrack. There is one double-hung window behind them with a small overhang on top. The men are all wearing identical uniforms which consist of button-up jackets with multiple button-flap pockets, hats, and bulging pants that are tucked inside tall boots. A hand-written notation on the back of the postcard identifies the man on the right as John Petersen.
Date: 1900/1920

Three Berndt Brothers

Description: Copy negative of three Berndt family brothers standing outside their home and farm in Danevang, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. There is a large, two-story home on the left side of the image, and there are several barns pictured on the right. There is a large cotton field in the foreground. From left to right, the brothers pictured are Helvig, Anders and Jens Berndt.
Date: 1900

Vigoo Andersen Home

Description: Photograph of a two-story structure in Danevang, Texas, belonging to Viggo Andersen. The house has horizontal light-colored siding and short hip roofs that extend slightly outwards form the walls. A gable roof in the first floor appears to create an overhang for the front entrance, but that part of the house is mostly hidden from view by the presence of a large bush on the left part of the image. Identical, rectangular windows cover both the first and second floors.
Date: 1900/1950

[Articles of Incorporation of the Danish Mutual Insurance Company]

Description: Legal document inaugurating the Danish Mutual Insurance Company's corporate membership, filed through the Secretary of State's office in Austin, Texas, and signed under a notary. The document specifies a twenty year lifetime minimum and the seven men of the first board of directors who will be in charge of insuring both Wharton and Matagorda counties. They are as follows : Neils Christian Jensen, Marcus Nielsen, Helvig Jensen Berndt, H. P. Hermansen, Jasper J. Juhl, Marcus Christensen, and Niels M. Hansen.
Date: 1901-05/1901-06

[H. P. Jensen Home]

Description: Photograph of a two-story structure in Danevang, Texas, belonging to H. P. Jensen. A white sticker on the front of the photograph states that Jensen was the "first mail carrier. Carried mail from 1902-1914 as a rule with a little mule and cart. He also bould bring medicine [sic]." The house itself is past a narrow dirt road in the foreground. It has intersecting gable roofs and light-colored siding. Several windows are on the first and second floors. Round bushes line the outside of the house.
Date: 1902

Helvig Berndt Home

Description: Photograph of Helvig Berndt's home in Danevang, Texas. The photograph was taken a distance away from the actual home, which can be seen in the back center-left. It is a two-story structure with intersecting gable roofs and several double-hung windows. A barn with a wide gable roof can be seen to the right. Two men are in the foreground on the leftmost part of the image. A horse-drawn wagon joins them. The two men have been identified as Anders H. and Helvig J. Berndt. The photograph has been placed on a stiff mat board which has chipped considerably on the bottom left corner.
Date: 1902

[Large Group of People at Old Community House]

Description: Photograph of a large group of men, women, and children gathered to take a group picture in front of Danevang Community Hall, also identified as the old Community House according to a line of text on the back of the photograph. Accompanying information also states that they are at a celebration, and that Iver Wind, his wife, and child are somewhere in the picture. The structure behind them has a gable roof with shingles, siding, and several windows. A few men are seated on the window ledges.
Date: 1902

P. J. Agerskov Petersen and Family

Description: Copy negative print of the Petersen family insider their home. Only two have been properly identified: P. J. Agerskov Petersen is the man with the three piece suit on the left, and Verner Petersen is the young boy on his lap. The other names have not been properly matched. Behind them, on a wooden cabinet, there is a collection of family frames and flower vases on a lace tablecloth. Behind that, the walls bear two large framed bust portraits and other small family memorabilia.
Date: 1902/1905

[Road Grading in Front of the Berndt Farm]

Description: Black and white photograph of a few individuals accompanied by a team of mules that are attached to wooden vehicles; they are working in front of H. J. Berndt's farm. Their task is to grade the road, or to smooth and level it. A two-story house and a barn are partially visible behind the workers and beyond a line of trees.
Date: 1902
Creator: Lund, Frans T.

[Wedding Portrait of Marius Christensen and Thora Marie Jorgine Fredericksen]

Description: Copy negative of a black and white portrait of a newlywed couple, Marius Christensen and Thora Marie Jorgine Frederiksen, on their wedding day. Thora is wearing a white wedding dress and a veil; a floral boutonniere is attached to her dress at the chest. Marius, standing to the left, is wearing a dark suit and is also wearing a boutonniere. The two are holding hands, as if to shake them in agreement. A painted backdrop is visible behind them.
Date: March 21, 1902

[Danish Record of Baptism]

Description: Photograph of a record written in Danish that reads, "Danevang, Texas Lars Larsen Vind son of Iver Ebbesen Vind and Hansigare Kristine Larsen born March 12 1896, baptized April 5 1896 in Danevang Meeting House by Pastor L. Henningsen."
Date: April 9, 1902

[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