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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
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Threshing on Paul Acheson's Rice Plantation

Description: Photograph of Paul Acheson's rice plantation in El Campo, Texas during a threshing session. A large mound of what appears to be grass and dirt is in the background. In front of it, a threshing machine is surrounded by a large group of people who are all facing forward and looking at the camera. On both the right and left sides of the image, horse-drawn wagons are visible. Two other unharnessed horses are farthest right in front of a what may be a second thresher. The photograph has been placed on a stiff mat board. A large portion of the top right corner has chipped off.
Date: 1903
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

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
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[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
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Home of Pioneer John Walter Carr]

Description: Photograph of a woman and two children standing on a covered porch. The woman is wearing a long black skirt and a white blouse. Two girls wearing white dresses are standing to her side. There is a wooden walkway on the side and front of the porch, and other houses can be seen in the background.
Date: 1904
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Life Saving Station at Lake]

Description: Photograph of a life guard station at Sabine Lake. The station has a sign on the front that reads, "U.S. Life Saving Station." A small building is near the station and a dock on the right. There are two poles with many different flags flying on them. There is a handwritten note on the back that identifies the station and dates it at about 1900.
Date: 1900
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

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
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[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
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[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
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Photograph of August and Theresa Furchner, 1900]

Description: Photograph of August and Theresa Furchner posing for a portrait. August Furchner is sitting in a wicker chair to the left, wearing a suit and hat. His wife Theresa is standing to the right with a hand on her husband's shoulder. She is wearing a floral embroidered dress with a striped collar and a floral hat.
Date: 1900
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[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..]
Creator: Smith Studio
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

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
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

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
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[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
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Young George Hansen]

Description: Black and white portrait of a young George Hansen wearing a white Victorian infant dress. He is standing and holding himself up by grasping onto a structure made of interwoven strands of wood that is behind him. A plank of weathered wood provides a platform where he stands. The portrait has been pasted to a thick cardboard mat. The back of the mat has handwriting on it, which reads: "From Mrs. Larsen to Mrs. Henry. George Hansen son of Mr. and Mrs. Niels Hansen, Danevang, Tex, 1906. Brother of Mrs. Kristine Allenson."
Date: 1906
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[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..]
Creator: Drow studio
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[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
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

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~
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Baptismal Certificate]

Description: Certificate from Sigrid Larsen Wind's baptism at Danevang Church written in Danish. There is an illustration at the top of the document of a female angel holding a basin. She is inside a circular motif with a line of bold text going around the top. Additionally, two paper scrolls unroll from leafy branches that decorate the top third of the document. In these scrolls, there are biblical passages from the gospels of John and Mark. Translated from Danish, the passages from John and Mark read: "Unless one is born of water and spirit, he can not be received into God's kingdom" - John 3. 5. "Whosoever believes and is baptized shall be saved, but whoever does not believe shall be damned" - Mark 16. 16. Two more detailed illustrations flank the right and left hand-written parts of the document. The one on the left is of a tall tree in the middle of a deserted, sloping terrain. The image opposite it is of a sailing ship bearing the Danish flag in a large body of water. Four more paragraphs of text are on the bottom flanking an embossed seal.
Date: 1903
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[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
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[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.
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[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
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society