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Fraktur Magnetic Note Pad

Perfect for grocery or to-do lists, this magnetic note pad features a fraktur of religious text. The heavily pooled pigment and the crystalline appearance of this fraktur are typical of artist Samuel Gottschall's work. A Mennonite schoolmaster, Gottschall taught during the 1830s in a Franconia Township, Montgomery County schoolhouse built on land owned by his family. 

Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; 1833

This image is part of the Free Library of Philadelphia's Rare Book Department's extensive Pennsylvania German Fraktur and Manuscripts Collection.


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