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Danevang School Group Picture

Description: Copy negative of the first and second grade students of Danevang School, which is located in Wharton County, Texas. The students are pictured outside of their school with their teacher. From left to right, top to bottom, the individuals pictured are Elizabeth Gorzgcki (teacher), Astrid Jensen, Dora Marie Harton, Helga Christensen, Clara Bram, Gerda Thyssen, Clara Brodsgaard, Emma Nielsen, and Alma Harton in the top row; Fern Hermansen, Helen Wind, Gwendolyn Praytor, Evelyn Hansen, Clifford Allenson, Olaf Hansen, Anders "Icey" Thyssen, and Inger Nielsen in the middle row; and Alfred Jensen, Harry Westerholm, Vernon Christiansen, Lloyd Nielsen, Kermit Westerholm, and Theo Vick in the bottom row.
Date: 1932~
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Danevang School

Description: Copy print of a photograph of the students and teachers of the Danevang School during the 1937-1938 school year. The oldest students appear to be standing at the back, and the youngest are sitting in the front with a plaque that says "Danevang School 1937-1938 Larue Praytor Principal. The group is outside with the school building in the background. According to accompanying information the teachers were Mrs. Edwards, Dorothy Hermansen, Mrs. Bell, Juliane Hvilholt, and Mrs. Inex Praytor. Back row: Dorothy Hermansen, Mrs. Bell, Alfred Jensen, Carl Larsen, Viggo Thyssen, Helga Christensen, Agneta Hermansen, Dagny Thyssen, Edgar Hansen, Otto Thicken, unknown, Benedict Krag, unknown, O. V. "Mickey" Christensen, Iver Wind, Siguard Thyssen, Dora Harton, Melvin Hansen, Leo Westerholm, Dorothy Mae Krenek, Ella Nielsen, Helena Berndt, Harvey Westerholm, and Juliane Hvilholt. Second row: Evelyn Frost, Isabel Nielsen, Clifford Allenson, Evelyn Hansen, Inger Nelsen, Kermit Westerholm, Anders Thyssen, Gerda Thyssen, Helga Christensen, Clara Brodsgaard, Robert "Bob" Hansen, Alma Harton, Alice Hvilholt, Helen Wind, Clara Marie Jensen, Gwendolyn Praytor, Fern Hermansen, and Elsie Lee Chritiansen. Third row: Preston Hicks, A. R. Zieschang, unknown, unknown, Martin Strarup, Alfred Wind, unknown, Alfred Thyssen, Harold Wind, Daniel Nelsen, Olaf Larsen, Alton Nelsen, Lloyd Nielsen, Vernon Christiansen, Vernor Harton, Merle Lee Johnson, and Gunnar Thyssen. Fourth row: unknown, unknown, Carl Hansen, Vernon Swendsen, Lawrence Petersen, Donald Lykke, Leroy Strarup, Johannes "Jack" Hansen, Irvin Wind, Shirley Strarup, Joyce Hansen, Gernell Johnson, Lillie Jensen, unknown, Julian Christiansen, Irene Hansen, and Irene Saman.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[First English Confirmation Class]

Description: Photograph of the first English confirmation class in Danevange, Texas, standing in front of what is, presumably, a church. A double-door entrance is fully opened, and a cross can be seen hanging in the back wall. The They are all dressed in formal attire. They have been identified, from left to right, as: Back row: Pastor A. E. Frost, Clara Bram, Dolly Hiltpold. Front row: Elve Bram, Edward Hiltpold, Vernon Christiansen The photograph has been taped to a typed piece of paper listing the above information.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

School Photo 1937-1938

Description: Photograph of the Danevang School class of 1937-1938. The class picture is composed of boys and girls as well as teachers on either side. They stand in front of a large building with four visible windows, with a fifth cropped out of the photograph on the leftmost side. Starting at the top row, from left to the right, excluding the three adult women (records show discrepancy in their names), the individuals are identified as Alfred Jensen, Carl Larsen, Viggo Thyssen, Helga Christensen, Agneta Hermansen, Dagny Thyssen, Edgar Hansen, Otto Thyssen, unknown, Benedict Krag, unknown, Oscar Christensen, Jack Wind, Siguard Thyssen, Dora Harton, Melvin Hansen, Leo Westerholm, Dorothy Mae Krenek, Ella Nielsen, Helena Berndt, Harvey Westerholm, Juliane Hvilholt, and Inez Praytor (teacher). Second row, left to right: Evelyn Frost, Isabel Nielsen, Clifford Allenson, Evelyn Hansen, Inger Nelsen, Kermit Westerholm, Anders Thyssen, Gerda Thyssen, Ingeborg Thyssen, Clara Brodsgaard, unknown, Robert "Bob" Hansen, Alama Harton, Alice Hvilholt, Helen Wind, Clara Marie Jensen, Gwendolyn Praytor, Fern Hermansen, and Elsie Lee Christiansen. Third row, left to right: Preston Hicks, A. R. Zieschang, unknown, unknown, Martin Strarup, Al Wind, unknown, Alfred Thyssen, Harold Wind, Daniel Nelsen, Olaf Larsen, Alton Nelsen, Lloyd Nelsen, Vernon Christiansen, Vernor Harton, Merle Lee Johnson, and Gunnar Thyssen. Fourth row, left to right: unknown, unknown, Carl Hansen, Vernon Swendsen, Lawrence Petersen, Donald Lykke, Leroy Strarup, Jack Hansen, Irvin Wind, Shirly Strarup, Joyce Hansen, Gernell Johnson, Lillie Jensen, unknown, Julian Christiansen, Irene Hansen, and Irene Saman. Four hand-written texts have been made on the back of the photograph. The first reads, "M Thyssen"; the second, "for archives Danevang School"; the third, "Archives"; the fourth cannot be read with certainty. A stamp was also made near the center, which states, "Danish Heritage Society P.O. Box 386 Danevang, TX 77432".
Date: 1937/1938
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[1938 Confirmation]

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.
Date: 1938
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society