Item No: frk00239
Title: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Fraktur; German script
Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Ich \ Bin klein mein Hertz ist \ rein
Bät und arbeit \ Gott gibt All Zeit \ geschrieben de 4ten Januar 1817
I am small, my heart is pure.
Pray and work; God gives at all times. Written the 4th of January 1817
Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The item is divided into two unequal parts, with the upper part filling about three quarters of the paper. In it is a leafy plant with several flowers, including a large tulip. The first line of text in German script is at the bottom of this top portion. The remainder of the text, in Fraktur and German script, is in the lower portion of the bookmark. 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.
Frederick S. Weiser, The Gift is Small, the Love is Great (York, Pa.: York Graphic Services, Inc., 1994).
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Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener