Letter H

Letter H

Item Info

Item No: frk00652
Title: Letter H
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Weiser Number: 270
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink


Category: Alphabet
Media Type: Drawings
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. In the center of the document is a richly decorated capital letter H. The decorations include a variety of flowers, including tulips, rosettes and stars. The entire drawing is framed by a decorative border.


Probably Schwenkfelder in origin.


Published by Henry S. Borneman and mistakenly described as a capital letter B.

Associated Names: Hübner, Susanna
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


"Susanna Hübner" 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. 418-419.

Dennis K. Moyer, Fraktur Writings and Folk Art Drawings of the Schwenkfelder Library Collection (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1997), pp. 74-80.

Henry S. Borneman, Pennsylvania German Illuminated Manuscripts (Norristown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1937), published as plate 17.

Janine Pollock, "The Free Library of Philadelphia's Pennsylvania German Collection," in Framing Fraktur: Pennsylvania German Material Culture & Contemporary Art, ed. Judith Tannenbaum (Philadelphia: Free Library of Philadelphia, 2015), published on p. 12 as fig. 1.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics and artist's location
City/Town/Township:[Worcester Township]

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1810
Image Dimensions Width: 20.9 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 652
Creator Name: [Susanna Hübner (1750-1818)] - Decorator
[Susanna Hübner (1750-1818)] - Scrivener

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