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Object Name Bookplate
Object ID # 1999.11.24
Place of Origin Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Date 1835
Description Bookplate for Anna Hunsicker, Hilltown Township, Bucks County, 1835. Features large red flowers (roses) with thorned stems and green leaves, surrounded by a full border of small red and blue flowers and green leaves. The text reads: "Dieses Schone Gesangbuch Gehoeret Anna Hunsicker In Hilltaun Taunschip Bucks C. den 1835 22ten December". Possibly the work of schoolmaster Isaac Z. Hunsicker.
Provenance This bookplate may have been created for Anna O. (Hunsicker) Derstine Myers (1816-1884), who was 19 years old in 1835. The following year, she married Samuel C. Derstine (1811-1843) and following his death married widower John S. Myers (1813-1887).
Source Gift of Hiram & Mary Jane Lederach Hershey
People Myers, Anna O. Hunsicker Derstine, 1816-1884
Hunsicker, Isaac Z., 1803-1870
Collection Fraktur