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1953 Confirmation Class

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.
Date: 1953
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[1955 Confirmation Class of the Danevang Lutheran Church]

Description: Color photograph of a group of youth standing outside of the Danevang Lutheran Church which is partially visible behind them. The group is comprised of several girls and a few boys. The girls are all wearing dresses and the boys are wearing suits and have floral boutonnieres pinned to their lapels. A girl in a green dress and a girl in a white dress standing next to her are both holding books in their hands. The door of the building in the background is open.
Date: 1955
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

4-H Girls in Danish Costumes

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
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[View of the Plant]

Description: Photograph of the Port Neches Works Plant, looking north. Multiple round structures and a series of buildings cover the grounds, and there is a road and railroad tracks to the west. The upper left hand corner reads "Port Neches Works, looking north 1952." Handwriting on the back and an accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on the bottom) label the photograph "View of the Plant looking north."
Date: 1952
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church - 1958]

Description: Photograph of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at 2405 Navigation Blvd, Houston, Texas.
Date: September 27, 1958
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Statue of a Christian saint]

Description: Photograph of a Christian saint in a Church. Five big candles are seen in front of the statue.
Date: March 1950
Creator: Fox Co.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Photograph of a statue of a Christian saint]

Description: Photograph of Christian saint in a Church. Five big candles are seen in front of the statue.
Date: March 1950
Creator: Fox Co.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Men placing a crown on Our Lady of Guadalupe statue]

Description: Photograph of two priests and two men trying to restore the crown on the Our Lady of Guadalupe statue in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. On top of the curtain in the background is a banner reading "Reina y Madre."
Date: September 27, 1958
Creator: Kodak
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Photograph of a procession for Our Lady of Guadalupe]

Description: Photograph of the procession carrying the decorated photograph of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Nuns, adults and children can be seen in the photograph.
Date: September 6, 1958
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Signing of Texas League of United Latin American Citizens week proclamation]

Description: Photograph of Texas Governor Allan Shivers, seated, signing the Texas LULAC week proclamation. Standing behind Governor Shivers, left to right: Patricio Mendez ; Frank Pinedo ; George Garza ; Raul Moreno ; Raul Guerrero.
Date: 1954
Creator: Mears Photography
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Texas Governor Allan Shivers with Frank M. Pinedo]

Description: Photograph of Texas Governor Allan Shivers signing a proclamation, with Phil Montalbo and Frank Pinedo looking on. The proclamation is for Texas LULAC week.
Date: 1954
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Peter J. A. Petersen About to Board Flight]

Description: Photograph of a man, identified as Peter J. A. Petersen, traveling by Braniff Airline to Minnesota from Houston, Texas, to attend his daughter Elna Mickelsen's funeral. He is dressed in formal attire and holds a folded coat on his right arm. Standing in front of the airplane, the wing's propeller, a few windows, and the staircase leading up to the inside are visible.
Date: July 1954
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Family Photograph at Otto Hansen Residence]

Description: Photograph of a group of people in front of the Otto Hansen residence in Danevang, Texas. The house behind them has several windows, and it looks to be two stories, judging by the second floor balcony seen in the far right of the photograph. The women wear long dresses, while the men wear nondescript shirts and trousers. The woman on the far left has been identified as Mrs. Otto Hansen, and the man wearing the dark-colored shirt as Melvin Hansen. No other names have been provided. There is a decorative border surrounding the photograph. Two repeating stamps on the back show a leaping fox on which lines of text read, "Fox-Tone Print Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas, January 1951"
Date: January 1951
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Harton Family Reunion]

Description: Photograph of adult men and women during the 1954 Harton family reunion. The majority of the people pictured are seated along tables that fill up most of the room. There are a few people standing in the back. Plates, cups, and other dishware has been set on the tables. Although names have been provided, no comprehensive record exists to match names to individuals. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph reads, "Our first Harton reunion".
Date: July 1954
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Pastor Erik K. Moller and Wife Margaret Duus]

Description: Photograph of an elderly couple standing in front of a red curtain. The man on the right, identified as Pastor Eric Moller, wears horn-rimmed glasses and a black two-piece suit with a flower attached to the right lapel. His wife, on the right, has been identified as Margaret Duus Moller. She wears a green dress and horn-rimmed glasses as well. A pink flower and ribbon decorates the top right part of her dress. The photograph has been pasted on a typed piece of paper that lists biographical information about the pastor. This information is listed on both the front and back of the paper.
Date: 1959/1968
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Leonard Lauritsen Home

Description: Photograph of a single-story home belonging to Leonard Lauritsen in Danevang, Texas. House has several coupled double-hung windows and two doors. Dark-colored shingles cover an intersecting gabled roof. On the right, front corner, there is an automobile parked, facing away from the camera. Insignia on the trunk of the car appears to be of an early Chevrolet logo. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph indicates the house was remodeled in 1968. Additionally, two black stamps of a leaping fox with the accompanying text, "Fox Full Focus Print", are on the back.
Date: 1950/1970
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Westerholm, Ralph & Marilyn Petersen, Michael Bram, Irvin Wind Home

Description: Photograph of a red brick, single-story house. Photograph was taken from the street. Some asphalt is seen on the foreground. A dirt walkway leads to the front entrance, which is partially hidden by the palm trees that surround the front lawn of the house. On the back of the photograph, hand-written text explains that ownership of the house moved from Peter Westerholm, then to Ralph and Marilyn Petersen, and finally to Michael and Shannon Bram.
Date: 1950/1990
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

O. V. Christensen Home

Description: Photograph of a single-story brick home belonging to O.V. (Mickey) and Elsie Christensen. Photograph was taken a few feet away from a dirt road, capturing the front lawn on which a few slender trees have been planted. One door and several windows are seen on the house. Next to an air-conditioning system on the left wall, there appears to be a rosebush and other small shrubs planted along the edge of the wall.
Date: 1950/2010
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society