Reward of Merit (Belohnung)

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Reward of Merit (Belohnung)

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Item No: frk00217
Title: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Weiser Number: 643
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Category: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Media Type: Drawings
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes:

Hand-drawn; hand-colored. In the center of the drawing is a leafy plant with a large eight-pointed star-like flower, berries, and other flowers. A bird is sitting on the stem. The entire item is framed by a decorative border.
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.


Bibliography:

“Rockhill Township Artist” 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. 2, pp. 653-654.


Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 307-309.


Frederick S. Weiser, The Gift is Small, the Love is Great (York, Pa.: York Graphic Services, Inc., 1994).



Creation Place County: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics
Region/County:[Bucks]
State/Province:[Pennsylvania]

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1840
Image Dimensions Width: 12.1 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 217
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator

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