Museum logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name BOOKPLATE
Catalog Number 1922.30.01
Accession number 1922.30.01
Old ID number 221-2
Artist Kolb, Andreas, 1749-1811 (attributed to)
Place of Origin Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Date 1803
Material Laid paper, watercolor, ink
Dimensions H-5.25 W-3.125 inches
Height (ft) 0.438
Height (in) 5.25
Width (ft) 0.26
Width (in) 3.125
Description Bookplate for Anna Geissinger of Upper Saucon, dated January 27, 1803, unsigned, on the front flyleaf of a copy of the 1790 edition of the Mennonite catechism Christliches Gemüths-Gespräch (Germantown: Michael Billmeyer). The ownership text is a mix of fraktur lettering, English and German script. The fraktur lettering alternates red and black lines. The text is highlighted with yellow, red and green, with green leaves and small flowers. At the top is a flower growing horizontally out of a calligraphic swirl.
Condition Excellent
Condition date 2015-05-21
Provenance Probably made for Anna Geissinger (Clemmer) (1787-1872), daughter of John & Anna (Landis) Geissinger of Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County. In adulthood she married George Clemmer (1786-1864) and they moved to Hereford Township, Berks County.

The SLHC also holds Anna's manuscript tunebook, dated 1798, and hymnbook bookplate, dated 1804, both by Andreas Kolb (items #1922.30.01 and #2015.06.04).
People Kolb, Andreas, 1749-1811
Clemmer, Anna Geissinger, 1787-1872
Relation Show Related Records...
Notes on Related Objects Bookplates for Anna Geissinger by Andreas Kolb