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Fraktur From the Skippack and Salford Mennonite Meetinghouse Schools, 1747-1836

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Fraktur, that exquisite script formed with ornate letters and highly decorated borders, was created for nearly 90 consecutive years by a series of teachers in the Mennonite schools in communities northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Because Mennonites were not known for producing paintings and other two-dimensional art, this well-developed practice of making quill-lettered mottos, certificates, and rewards is particularly outstanding. Historian and fraktur expert and collector Mary Jane Lederach Hershey tells about these Mennonite-run schools, the unusual teachers who oversaw them, and the artistic tradition they carried forward and passed on to their willing students. The book includes rich full-color photographs of more than 100 pieces of fraktur made between 1747 and 1836, complete with English translations of their German texts.
Publisher: Intercourse, Pa. : Good Books, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9781561484065
Branch Call Number: 745.670974812 H439
Characteristics: 243 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 21 x 26 cm.


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