Ein Zimmer=Spruch beÿm Auf=Stecken des Straußes...d 10ten Septr Annoque 1787

Ein Zimmer=Spruch beÿm Auf=Stecken des Straußes...d 10ten Septr Annoque 1787

Item Info

Item No: frkm099000
Title: Ein Zimmer=Spruch beÿm Auf=Stecken des Straußes...d 10ten Septr Annoque 1787
Creation Date: 9/10/1787
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script; Roman script
Language: German
Physical Description: 12 p
Material: laid paper; black & red ink.

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Category: Poetry (Gedichte)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Scope and Content:

Zimmerspruch beÿm Aufstecken des Straußes or What to Say While Fastening the Garland to the Gable, was most likely put together by a master carpenter for a topping out ceremony. Whoever it was mentions on the inside of the back cover that he wrote it in haste on September 10, 1787.

A topping out ceremony is a tradition in the building trade that goes back many hundreds of years, and is still much celebrated in the 21st century on both sides of the Atlantic. When the outer structure and roof of a building have been put into place by a group of skilled carpenters, it is time for the building owner, his neighbors and friends, the master builder, and the construction team to celebrate the event.

For more information see Pennsylvania German Collection Free Library Blog Post at https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/index.cfm?postid=1708



Manuscript booklet.

Binding: Laid paper, pamphlet-bound.

Provenance: Unknown


C. E. Gaupp, Das bestehende Recht der evangelischen Kirche im Königreiche Württemberg, 2ter Band (Stuttgart: Verlag der J. B. Metzler’schen Buchhandlung, 1832), 141.

Helmut Hartman, Bilder aus Westfalen, Sagen, Volks-und Familienfeste, Gebräuche, Volksaberglaube und sonstige Volksthümlichkeiten des ehemaligen Fürstenthums Osnabrück (Osnabrück: Verlag der Rackhorst’schen Buchhandlung, 1871), 80-92.

Carl Hessler, Hessische Landes- und Volkskunde (Marburg: N. G. Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung 1904) 154-158. 

Creation Place State/Province: State/Province:Europe [?]

Image Dimensions Width: 10 cm
ShelfMark: FLP Borneman Ms. 99
Creator Name: Anonymous - Scrivener

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