Reward of Merit (Belohnung) for Dorothea Grötzinger


Item Info

Item No: frkb01006
Title: Reward of Merit (Belohnung) for Dorothea Grötzinger
Creation Date: 2/6/1858
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Fräulein \ Dorothea Grötzinger \ in der Stadt Reading Penn \ erhielt dieses \ an \ ihrem \ Namens=Tage \ February 6, 1858


Miss Dorothea Grötzinger in the town of Reading, Penn., received this on her Saint’s day, February 6, 1858.

Category: Reward of Merit (Belohnung)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur is in the center of the document. It is surrounded by decorative dots and lines. The leaf unfolds to reveal a wish, signed by C. J. Dgr. For another fraktur by this artist, see FLP B-1005.

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.

Associated Names: Grötzinger, Dorothea

"Constantin Jacob Deininger" 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. 173-176.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document

Image Dimensions Width: 4.1 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-1006
Creator Name: Constantin Jakob Deininger (active c. 1833-c. 1871) - Decorator
Constantin Jakob Deininger (active c. 1833-c. 1871) - Scrivener

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