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Object Name Fraktur, Commemorative
Object ID # 1990.15.1
Creator Souder, John D., 1865-1942
Place of Origin Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Date 1939
Material Paper, ink, watercolor
Dimensions W-9.252 L-11.811 inches
Description Fraktur featuring a photo of John D. Souder and Harvey A. Souder at the grave of preacher Samuel Bechtel in the Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery. Above the photo in fraktur lettering: "1939 \ Rockhill God's Acre 1772 \ 'Blessed are the Dead that Die in the Lord'". Below the photo: "At the Grave of \ Pre. Samuel Bechtel \ Cemetery Trustees, \ John D. Souder President \ Harvey A. Souder Secretary". Decorated with a grape vine on arbor on either side, and a border of red, yellow, green, blue. In an inexpensive period frame.
Provenance Given by the artist to his nephew and fellow cemetery trustee Harvey A. Souder (1891-1939) or family shortly before or after Harvey's death in November 1939. The donor was Harvey's son.
Source Gift of Paul & Grace Detwiler Souder
People Souder, John D., 1865-1942
Souder, Harvey A., 1891-1939
Bechtel, Samuel, d. 1802 (Rockhill Twp)
Collection Fraktur