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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Jacob Strickler Fraktur

Jacob Strickler's earliest known work

Jacob Strickler
Jacob Strickler was a fraktur artist who lived in a primarily
Mennonite settlement known as Massanutten in Shenandoah County,
Virginia, now know as Page County.
Jacob Strickler is thought to have been a schoolmaster and
Mennonnite preacher. Approximately one dozen fraktur documents
are signed or attributed to him, these include birth certificates
and writing samples called vorschriften.
His earliest know work is a vorschrift inscribed
“Jacob Strickler living in Shenandoah County, Virginia, March 17, 1787.
Strickler’s most famouse fractures are
elaborately decorated floral compositions.

1 comment:

Cincinnatus said...

Wish I could have been there. Very interested in southern colonial material culture. Enjoy your work and postings!