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This Teaching I Present: Fraktur From The Skippack And Salford Mennonite Meetinghouse Schools, 1747-1836 Mary Jane Lederach Hershey

This Teaching I Present: Fraktur From The Skippack And Salford Mennonite Meetinghouse Schools, 1747-1836

Mary Jane Lederach Hershey

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ISBN : 9781561484065
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243 pages
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 About the Book 

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. BecauseMoreFraktur, 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.