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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.
Item Type: Clipping
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
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."
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.
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.
Item Type: Postcard
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Description: Copy negative of a family portrait taken in west Danevange, Texas in Wharton County. From left to right in the top row is Marie Smith Juhl and Viggo Juhl. Sitting at the bottom of the photograph from left to right is Arnold Juhl, Jasper J. Juhl, Agnes Juhl, and Annie Juhl holding baby Hilda Juhl.
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.
Creator: Melcher Studio
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.
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.
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.
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.
Creator: Smith Studio
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.
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.