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Item No: frk0115205
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 208, FLP 209, FLP 210, and FLP 212.
36. O Auserwählte Schaar, nimm eilend deiner wahr, schmück dich aufs beste: \ die wächter rufen schon, vom hohen Himmels=Thron, zum Hochzeit Feste. 248.
36. O chosen people, believe hastily, adorn yourself the best: the watchmen are already calling from the high throne of heaven to the wedding feast. 248.
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: 211
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