Item No: frkb00019
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Jacob Kratz
Fraktur; German script
Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Dieses \ Harmonische Melodeyen \ Büchlein Gehöret \ Jacob Kratz
Sing Schüler in der \ Hilltauner Schule Geschrieb= \ ben d. 27 ten Hornung \ Im Jahr 1823.
This little harmonious melody book belongs to Jacob Kratz, singing student in the Hilltown School. Written the 27th of February in the year 1823.
Rare Book Department
N. B. See also Borneman Ms. 48.
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script is in the center of the document. It is flanked on each side by a leafy, tree-like plant with various flowers. The entire document is framed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in the tune book for which it was made. (PA GER Borneman 48)
Two schoolmasters entered tunes in the booklet.
Henry S. Borneman
"Jacob Oberholtzer" in Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), pp. 280-283; published as fig. 249 on p. 281.
Mary Jane Lederach Hershey, "The Notenbüchlein Tradition in Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Community Schools," in Cory M. Amsler, ed., Bucks County Fraktur (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1999), p. 143.
Creation Place Town/Township:
City/Town/Township:Hilltown School, Hilltown Township
Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document
Image Dimensions Width:
[Jacob Oberholtzer (1794-1880)] - Decorator
[Jacob Oberholtzer (1794-1880)] - Scrivener