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[Confirmation Class in Front of Doorway]

Description: Copy print of a group of adolescent girls and boys standing in front of a large doorway belonging to the Danevang Lutheran Church. Behind the open door, a staircase can be seen leading to a second floor. The group is all dressed in formal attire, in similar cut dresses and suits. Additionally, they also have corsages pinned to their chests. From left to right, they have been identified as Gunnar Thyssen, Pastor Vaghn Duus, Vernon Swendsen, Barbara Strarup, Lawrence Petersen, Irene Hansen, Carl Hansen, Lillie Jensen, Irvin Wind, Leroy Strarup, and Donald Lykke.
Date: 1930/1950
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Danevang School Class of 1937]

Description: Black and white photograph of a group of students, varying in age, gathered for a class photograph in front of the Danevang School. There are five rows in all; the first row is comprised of the youngest children who are sitting cross-legged. The windows of the building behind them are visible and all of them are open.
Date: 1937
Creator: Dedrick's Studios
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

[Boy Scouts Biting Into Watermelon Slices]

Description: Photograph of the Boy Scouts of America standing before a single-story structure with the word "Douglass" written on it. The children, with the exception of a few who are in the back, are wearing traditional Boy Scout uniforms: shirts with button-flap pockets, caps, and neckerchiefs. They are all holding large slices of watermelons; some are biting into them. An adult female and an adult male are in the back on the right. Although names have been provided, they can only be applied with certainty to the first three children on the left - Kenneth Strarup, Donald Lykke, and Carl Hansen - and to the last five on the right - Lester Wind, Gertrude Hansen, Leroy Strarup, Lawrence Harton, and Carl Marius Hansen Sr.
Date: 1940
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Boy Scouts in Front of Log Cabin]

Description: Photograph of the Boy Scouts of America seated on a bench in front of a log cabin. An open window and doorway is seen behind them. Two adults wearing neckerchiefs, presumably Scout leaders, flank the right and left side of the bench. The children wear shorts, shirts with button-flap pockets, neckerchiefs, and all but two also wear caps. From left to right, they have been identified as Bob Hansen, Lawrence Petersen, Carl Hansen, Jack Hansen, Gunnar Thyssen, Kenneth Andersen, Kermit Harton, Donald Lykke, Irvin Wind, and Harold Wind.
Date: 1941
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Four Boy Scouts in Front of Log Cabin]

Description: Photograph of Boy Scouts standing before a log cabin with one, open visible window and a bench on the left side of the picture. The child on the leftmost side is wearing light-colored, belted trousers and a tucked-in shirt. The rest of the children are wearing traditional Boy Scout uniforms: pleated shorts, shirts with button-flap pockets, and neckerchiefs. They have been identified, from left to right, as Gunnar Thyssen, Donald Lykke, Carl Hansen, and Lawrence Petersen.
Date: 1941
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Scouts in Uniform

Description: Photograph of the Boy Scouts of America and adults standing before a school bus, a car, and a series of buildings to the left. The children are wearing traditional Boy Scout uniforms - neckerchiefs, caps, and shirts with button-flap pockets - with the exception of one on the rightmost side of the picture who is wearing overalls. From left to the right, the children have been identified as Gunnar Thyssen, Carl Hansen, Irvin Wind, Leroy Strarup, Lawrence Petersen, Lawrence Harton, Ray Allenson, Donald Lykke, Lester Wind, Floyd Wind, Kenneth Strarup, and Holger Thyssen. In the back, the adults have been identified, from left to right, as Gertrude Hansen, Mike Hansen, Andrew Hansen, Mamie Hansen, and Jack Hansen. There is a man standing in the very back, barely visible closest to the school bus, who has not been identified.
Date: 1941
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Boy Scouts Field Day in El Campo, Texas]

Description: Black and white photograph of a large group of boys that make up a chapter of the Boy Scouts of America. According to the title written on the photograph, they are all cub scouts from Wharton County and they are posing for a portrait to commemorate a summer field day. Positioned in front of the side of a wooden cabin, they are arranged in four rows with the first row seated with their legs crossed and the second row seated on a bench. Four adult scout leaders are present; one is sitting on the first row with the boys, one is standing to the left of the group, and two are on the right.
Date: August 23, 1941
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Seventh and Eighth Grade Boys and Girls]

Description: Photograph of adolescent boys and girls from the Danevang School's seventh and eighth grade class. They stand on paved sidewalk in front of a series of large bushes, with one of the windows from a building visible in the very back. From left to right, the back row has been identified as Donald Lykke, Gilbert Nelsen, Gunnar Thyssen, Norma Andersen, Mrs. Bell, and Louise Hansen. From left to right, the front row has been identified as Holger Thyssen, Kenneth Strarup, Donald Nielsen, Elaine Hansen, Ellnora Hansen, and Dagmar Thyssen.
Date: 1944/1945
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

1945 Confirmation

Description: Black and white photograph of the 1945 confirmation class of [Danevang Lutheran Church] standing inside their church. They are posed in front of an intricate altar that has four spires and that appears to have a religious image at its center. The group, comprised of three girls and eight boys, is flanked by two windows and the ceiling above the group is concave. The girls wear white dresses and corsages pinned to their clothing and the boys wear suits with boutonnières pinned to their lapels. Directly situated before the group is a white stand. To the right of the group is a flower arrangement and in the foreground the blurry shape of pews are visible.
Date: 1945
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Confirmation Class of 1945, Danevang Lutheran Church]

Description: Black and white photograph of the Danevang Lutheran Church Confirmation class of 1945. The class is composed of several young men and young women who are accompanied by their Reverend, Vaghn Duus, who is standing on the far left on the back row. They are all wearing formal wear; the girls are wearing white dresses and the boys are wearing suits. Each individual has a floral boutonniere pinned to their clothing. Behind the group is a set of open wooden doors.
Date: 1945
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

Danevang School 5th & 6th Grade

Description: Copy negative of the Danevang School 5th and 6th grade class posing with their teacher for a picture in front of the school building. Glass double-doors can be seen behind them. The top row, from left to right, consists of Victoria (last name not provided), Kenneth Strarup, Holger Thyssen, Floyd Wind, Ray Allenson, Gilbert Nelsen, Donald Lykke, and Louise Hansen. From left to right, the bottom row consists of Donald Nielsen, Estelle Lauritsen, Dagmar Thyssen, Elenora Hansen, Jorgen Gann, Elaine Hansen, Rita Foltyn, and Mrs. Richardson, their teacher.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Danevang School 5th Grade

Description: Copy negative of a group of 5th grade school children in front of their school in Danevang, Texas. The building has three visible windows and horizontal, light-colored siding. The children are dressed in casual apparel. Although names have been provided, they have not been properly matched, with the exception of the three girls on the farthest right. They have been identified from left to right as Irene Hansen, Barbara Strarup, and Quilva Buchanan.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Danevang School 7th & 8th Grade

Description: Copy negative of the Danevang School 7th and 8th grade class and their teacher posing for a picture in front of their school building. A series of bushes can be seen behind them. The back row, from left to right, has been identified as Donald Lykke, Gilbert Nelsen, Gunnar Thyssen, Norma Andersen, Miss Mary Bell (their teacher), and Louise Hansen. The bottom row, from left to right, has been identified as Holger Thyssen, Kenneth Strarup, Donald Nielsen, Elaine Hansen, Elenora Hansen, and Dagmar Thyssen.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society