|Old ID number||221-2|
|Artist||Kolb, Andreas, 1749-1811 (attributed to)|
|Place of Origin||Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania|
|Material||Laid paper, watercolor, ink|
|Dimensions||H-5.25 W-3.125 inches|
|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.|
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).
Kolb, Andreas, 1749-1811
Clemmer, Anna Geissinger, 1787-1872
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|Notes on Related Objects||Bookplates for Anna Geissinger by Andreas Kolb|