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Item No: frk0115202
Decorator: Snow Hill Cloister (active c. 1820-1840)
Scrivener: Snow Hill Cloister (active c. 1820-1840)
Town/Township: Snow Hill Cloister
Note: Based on design characteristics
ca. 1820 - ca. 1840
Physical Description: Leaf
Dimensions: 9 cm x 18.3 cm
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Media Type: Manuscripts
N.B. See also FLP Borneman Ms. 4.
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur extends across the top of the pages. The first word is written in particularly decorative letters. Below the text is music. This music book was made in Snow Hill Cloister, a sister of the Ephrata Cloister. It began as a congregation in Antietam, Maryland in 1763 and reached its peak from 1820 to 1840 near Quincy, Franklin County, PA. Snow Hill fraktur date primarily from the mid-1800s. This music book includes a total of forty-nine hymns on fifty leaves. For additional leaves from the book, see FLP 207, FLP 209, FLP 210, FLP 211, and FLP 212.
8. WAS ist das Leben diser zeit; ich sehn mich nach der Ewigkeit \ dann hier auf dieser rauhen Bahn ist nichts das mich vergnügen kann. 390.
8. What is life in this time? I long for eternity for here on this rough path is nothing that can delight me. 390.
Henry S. Borneman
"Ephrata and Snow Hill Cloister Artists" 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. 244-248.
Charles Treher, Snow Hill Cloister (Allentown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1968).
Weiser Number: 208
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