Item No: frk00216
Title: Reward of Merit (Belohnung) for Mahlon High
Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Mahlon high 1856
Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. In the center of the drawing is a leafy plant with three star-shaped flowers. The name in Roman script is on the bottom.
Frederick S. Weiser noted that this piece was probably from Berks County.
Small drawings, often lacking inscriptions and referred to as bookmarks by collectors, were given by schoolmasters to their students as rewards for good behavior and scholastic accomplishments.
Frederick S. Weiser, The Gift is Small, the Love is Great (York, Pa.: York Graphic Services, Inc., 1994).
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