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[Berndt Family Siblings - Andreas, Marie, and Ingeborg]

Description: Color copy photograph of a black and white portrait of three children from the Berndt family. They are posed with a textured background behind them, an elegant rug beneath their feet, and a chair in the center of them. There is one boy and two girls, one of whom is an infant. The boy is Andreas Berndt, aged 7 years; he stands to the right of the chair and has one of his hands on the back. He is wearing a white shirt, a bow tie, dark shorts, and stockings. Marie, who was 3 years old at the time, stands on the other side of the chair from her brother. She is wearing a white dress, stockings, and two bows in her hair. Ingeborg, the youngest sibling, is seated in the ornate chair in a white baby's gown. She was 3 months old at the time. A note on the back of the photograph says that these are H.J. Berndt's children.
Date: 1909

[Certificate of Naturalization]

Description: Certificate of naturalization given to Helvig Jensen Berndt by the United States Department of Commerce and Labor. A black and white illustration of an eagle emblem is at the very top, flanked by the title of the document. The text on the page gives the names of Helvig's children and wife as well as a short physical description of Helvig. There is hand-written text on the back of the document which reads, "H. J. Berndt is U. S. Citizen since May 4, 1908."
Date: May 4, 1908

[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

[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

C. J. Christensen Wedding

Description: Copy print of a newlywed couple posing for the camera inside an empty room. The man, identified as Christian Jepsen Christensen, is seated in an elaborately designed wicker chair and wearing a suit and bow tie. The woman, identified as Marie Magdalene Jensen, is standing next to him on the right with her right hand resting on the chair's back. She is wearing a long-sleeved wedding dress and veil that has been adorned at the top with small flowers.
Date: 1908

Child in Baby Carriage

Description: Copy print of a baby, identified as Ester Knudsen Hutson, in a baby carriage. She is wearing a long, light-colored gown with a decorative crochet trim running across the bottom of the garment. She is also wearing a large bonnet tied around her neck. The carriage seems to have been placed on a wooden patio, perhaps the front porch of a home.
Date: 1908

[Confirmation Class of 1908, Danevang Lutheran Church]

Description: Black and white photograph of the Danevang Lutheran Church's Confirmation class of 1908, posed for a group picture outside of an unidentified building. Five young women are seated on a wooden bench in front of a row of eight young men who are accompanied by their Pastor, Soren Hamburg Madsen. Each individual is wearing a hat. Most of the girls' hats have floral embellishments on them. Everyone is dressed formally. The young women are wearing white, high-neck dresses that reach to the floor; their hands are clad in gloves. The young men are wearing suits and ties and simple, brimmed hats. Pastor Madsen is the only individual that is not completely facing the camera; he is turned 3/4 of the way.
Date: 1908

Danevang School 1908 Newspaper

Description: Newspaper photograph of the children and teachers of the Danevang School in 1908. There are two teachers, Cheatham Evans and Anna Laura McDonald and eighty four children in the photograph. Names are listed by row in the information below the photograph. According to accompanying information, this appeared in and El Camp newspaper.
Date: 1908

Farming Photo with C. M. Nissen on Far Right

Description: Photograph of a group of men standing outdoors on a large mechanical plow. Two of the men are on top of it, near the driver's seat. Another two are on the ground near the largest wheel. The one on the far right has been identified as C. M. Nissen. A fifth man is supporting himself with a lever towards the left, and a child farther left is sitting down barefoot on a wheel that has been turned to its side. The photograph has been placed on a dark mat with an embossed linear border that frames the photograph. On the back, there is hand-written text. It reads: "H. J. Berndt Danevang, Texas. Please return to A. E. Berndt. C. M. Nissen on far right married to Katherine Lauritsen. CIRCA 1908."
Date: 1908~

H. P. Jensen Family

Description: Copy print of the Jensen family posing in front of a backdrop of a room interior. From left to the right, the individuals in the back have been identified as Jorgen Jensen, Jens Jensen, Lena Jensen, and Viggo Jensen. From left to right, the seated group has been identified as Harold Jensen, Hans Peter Jensen, Maren Jensen, Theodore Jensen, and Elizabeth Jensen. They are all dressed in formal attire.
Date: 1908

H. P. Jensen Family

Description: Copy negative of Hans Peter Jensen and his family inside their home in Danevange, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. From left to right, top to bottom, the family members pictured are Jorgen Jensen, Jens Jensen, Lena Jensen, and Viggo Jensen in the top row; Hans Peter Jensen, Maren Jensen and Elizabeth Jensen in the middle row; and Harold Jensen and Theodore Jensen in the bottom row.
Date: 1908

[Portrait of Two Young Brothers, Andreas and Christian Berndt]

Description: Color copy photograph of a black and white portrait of two brothers; one is an infant and the other is a toddler, identified as Christian Berndt and Andreas (Andrew) Berndt. The infant is seated on top of a chair, dressed in a white gown, with his hands in motion in front of his torso. The toddler is standing, and dressed in a light-colored jacket, knickerbockers, stockings, and dark close-toed shoes. His arm is draped over the side of the chair upon which his brother is sitting. They are positioned against an dark, ornate background. The floor beneath them is a crackly texture that is reminiscent of the ground of a desert.
Date: 1908

Marie Harton Swenson

Description: Bust portrait photograph of a young woman, identified as Marie Harton Swenson, in front of a blank, dark-colored backdrop. Her hair has been cut in a Bob, and she wears a jacket over a button up blouse. The photograph has been pasted inside a square frame, and then placed inside a fold-out photo folder. When closed, the front flap rests on an embossed decorative motif that resembles a flower.
Date: 1907/1960

[Portrait of Two Children, Niels and Anne Petersen]

Description: Copy negative of a black and white portrait of two young siblings, Niels Petersen and Anne Petersen, posing against a painted, textured background. Niels, the younger sibling, is dressed in a white infant gown and is seated on a draped chair. His older sister Anne is standing next to him on the seat of a chair that has a metal back. According to accompanying information, Anne had a stillborn twin.
Date: 1907

[Jensen Children]

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph professionally taken in 1906 of Hans Peter Jensen's five children. They are posed in front of a textured background and on top of a rug that looks like it is made of animal fur. The three older children stand behind the two youngest children, who are seated and dressed in a similar fashion. The sole girl wears a white dress, stockings, and shoes and is placing her hand on the chair upon which her younger sibling sits. The eldest boy stands in the center in a suit and tie. His younger brother stands to the right of him, also in a suit, and places his hand on the chair of the sibling seated in front of him.
Date: 1906
Creator: Melcher Studio

[Mads Andersen in Uniform]

Description: Photograph of Mads Andersen wearing a Danish Army uniform, in which he served. Afterwards, he traveled to America in 1880 and arrived in Danevang, Texas in 1894. Mads Andersen was born July 24th, 1857 in Flyn, Denmark. He died October 11, 1938 and was buried at Danevang Lutheran Cemetery.
Date: 1906