Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur extends across the entire document, with letters alternating in red and black ink. The text is surrounded by various flowers, including tulips, rosettes, and rose buds. The entire document is framed by a solid blue line. Inscribed at the bottom is the date and name of either the artist or recipient. See also FLP 108, a family record for Ruben and Maria Kriebel.
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text is within three rectangular frames in the center of the document. The artists name is in prominent letters in the top center. Two verses are within hearts in the lower corners. From each heart protrude two stems of tulips as well as a straight pole that is topped by a fan. The text is written in a hybrid Roman-German script, with some letters in Roman style and others in German style. The initials and FLP 168, inscribed with the initials SK likely for Samuel Kriebel, bear some relationship to works by Benjamin Kriebel (1780-1844) dated 1803 and 1805.
Hand-colored; hand-lettered; printed form. The main text in Fraktur within a rectangular frame is in the center of the document. Two verses in Fraktur within rectangular frames are in the lower corners. On each side is a flowery tree with three birds. In the upper center is an eagle behind a shield and with a branch and arrows in its claws. In its beak is a banner. Above it is the word Ohio within oval frame with bunches of grapes at its sides. In the lower center is a decorative band. Above it is a sitting woman holding a staff in one hand. To her left is a dwelling, and to her right is a shield with the image of a bushel of wheat. Two barrels and several boxes are next to it. In the background is a sailing vessel. Attribution to printer Wilhelm Gunckel based on a Taufschein with identical bird panel woodcuts that bears his imprint. See Stopp, p. 183.
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script covers the entire document. The first line is written in particularly prominent letters. The entire document is framed by a decorative border.
Hand-colored; printed form. The central text within a rectangular frame is in the middle of the document. Two verses within frames are in the upper corners. The main text is flanked by two winged cherubs, one holding a staff with banner displaying a cross, and the other with a laurel wreath and palm branch. On each side below them is a bird on a leafy branch. The one on the left holds fruit in his beak. In the lower center is an assortment of fruits and grain, including grapes and corn. In the top center is a winged cherub in a cloud, with two trumpets. Ritter began printing house blessings as early as 1816 and continued producing them into the 1820s at least. Several variations of this version are known.
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur is in the upper portion of the document. In the lower portion are a flower and the artist's signature. The item is framed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in Unpartheyisches Gesang=Buch (Lancaster, Pa.: Johann BAr, 1861). (PA GER Lancaster 1861 Un6) On May 6, 1868 Ebersol made another bookplate for Magdalena Beiler's Ausbund. See Luthy, p. 28.
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script extends across the entire document. The text in the upper portion is surrounded by leafy vines and flowers. This bookplate is in Das Neue Testament (Philadelphia: Georg W. Mentz, 1841). (PA GER Philadelpiha 1841 B471)
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur within a circle is in the center of the document. Two semi-circles are attached to the sides. Additional text in German script is below it. The text is arranged vertically on the page. This bookplate is in the Lutheran hymnal Erbauliche Lieder=Sammlung (Germantaun: Michael Billmeyer, 1812). (PA GER Germantown 1812 Ev14) Additional notes in the book state that Margaretha JOrger was born November 8, 1798, and died September 18, 1883. Another inscription states that the hymnal belongs to Jonas JOrger, December 12, 1813.
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script is in the center of the document. It is flanked on both sides by two tall, leafy tulips that seem to grow from a large flower in the lower portion of the document. The entire item is framed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in the catechism Christliches GemUths=GesprAch (Lancaster, Pa.: Henrich und Benjamin Grimler, 1811). (RBD CB 1811 R676c)
Wood. This item is a carved woodblock used for printing on paper. In the center is a circular frame with a heart at the bottom. In the upper corners are flowers and flying angels. In the lower corners are birds, including two parrots. The woodblock design closely resembles the work of the Flying Angel Artist, although no extant copies are known that are exactly of this design. For examples of this artist's work, see FLP 80-87.