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Item No: frk00716v
Writing Exercise (Vorschrift) for Abraham Landes
Writing Exercise (Vorschrift)
Scrivener: [Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837)]
Note: Based on inscription on document
Physical Description: Leaf
Dimensions: 21.2 cm x 16.3 cm
Material: Laid paper; ink
Media Type: Manuscripts
Scripts/Text: German script
Eyer, Johann Adam; Landes, Abraham
Hand-lettered. This is the inside back cover of a writing exercise booklet (Vorschriftenbüchlein), the front of which is FLP 716. The religious text serves as typical example of the writing exercises that students completed. Such booklets were typically produced by the Mennonite school system.
[intentionally not transcribed]
Levi E. Yoder
"Johann Adam Eyer" 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. 256-260.
Don S. Yoder, "Fraktur in Mennonite Culture," The Mennonite Quarterly Review 48, no. 3 (July 1974): 305-342; published as fig. 5.
Frederick S. Weiser, “I A E S D: The Story of Johann Adam Eyer, Schoolmaster and Fraktur Artist,” in Ebbes fer Alle-Ebber, Ebbes fer Dich: Something for Everyone—Something for You (Breinigsville, Pa.: The Pennsylvania German Society, 1980).
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