Item No: frk00621
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Maria Oberholtzer
Fraktur; German script
laid paper; watercolor; ink
Dieses Harmonische Melodeyen büchlein \ gehöret \ Maria Oberholtzerin \ Sing Schüler der Tieffronner Schule \ Geschrieben den 22ten Janu \ arius im Jahr \ 1812
This little harmonious melody book belongs to Maria Oberholtzerin, singing student in the deep Run School. Written the 22nd of January in the year 1812.
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script within a heart is in the center of the document. Above it is a winged angel head. To its sides are leafy stems of flowers. Along the upper and lower edges of the bookplate are decorative borders. This bookplate has been removed from the melody book for which it was made. David Kulp was formerly known as the Brown Leaf Artist. This is one of four extant closely-related bookplates made by Kulp in January 1812. The others include ones for Maria and Barbara Gross and Anna Ladtermann (FLP B-1036).
Henry S. Borneman
"David Kulp" in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 1, pp. 479-481.
Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 146, 151-165, 270-274.
Creation Place Town/Township:
Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document
City/Town/Township:Deep Run School, Bedminster Township
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[David Kulp (1777-1834)] - Decorator
[David Kulp (1777-1834)] - Scrivener