Flee from sin (Fleuch von Sünde)

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Flee from sin (Fleuch von Sünde)

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Item No: frk00644
Title: Flee from sin (Fleuch von Sünde)
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 168
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

[In heart in center]
Fleuch Die Sünde lieb die \ Tugend Macht Den anfang \ In der Jugend Fahre fort \ Und laß Nicht ab biß daß \ Du komest In dein \ Grab G. I. \ Jahr 1833  

[in heart in lower left]
Jesu Zier das \ Hertze mein \ daß es em \ find die \ gaben \ dein

[in heart on lower right]
Die Zeit \ Frührt uns \ zur Ewig \ keit


Translation:

[In heart in center]
Flee from sin, love virtue, make the beginning in youth. Go on and don’t give up until you go into your grave. [Written in] the year 1833. 

[in heart in lower left]
Jesus, adorn my heart so that it will feel your gifts.

[in heart in lower right]
Time leads us to eternity.


Category: Religious Text
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes:

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-written. The text in Fraktur is within three hearts along the bottom of the document. The center heart, which is the largest, is topped by several stems of flowers. It is flanked by two arches that are decorated with diamond patterns and stylized flowers. Within them are the two smaller hearts that are topped by one flower with a variety of leaves including two that are shaped like birds. The entire item is framed by a decorative border.


Associated Names: Gottschall, Samuel
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman

Bibliography:

"Martin Gottschall" 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. 325-326.


"Samuel Gottschall" 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, p. 327.


John Joseph Stoudt, Early Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts (New York: A.S. Barnes and Co., 1964); published as fig. 316.


John Joseph Stoudt, Pennsylvania German Folk Art: An Interpretation (Allentown, Pa.: Schlechter’s, 1966); published on p. 215.


Lisa Minardi, "Quill & Brush: An Introduction to Pennsylvania German Fraktur," in Framing Fraktur: Pennsylvania German Material Culture & Contemporary Art, ed. Judith Tannenbaum (Philadelphia: Free Library of Philadelphia, 2015), published on p. 36 as fig. 21. 


Mary Jane Lederach Hershey, This Teaching I Present: Fraktur from the Skippack and Salford Mennonite Meetinghouse Schools, 1747-1836 (Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2003), pp. 147-153.



Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:[Montgomery]
City/Town/Township:[Franconia]
State/Province:[Pennsylvania]
Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1833
Image Dimensions Width: 19.7 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 644
Creator Name: [Samuel Gottschall (1808-1898)] - Decorator
[Samuel Gottschall (1808-1898)] - Scrivener

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