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Object Name Drawing
Object ID # 2013.68.10
Other Name Reward of Merit
Creator Unknown
Place of Origin Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Year Range from 1810
Year Range to 1840
Material Wove paper, watercolor, ink
Dimensions H-5.875 W-7.75 inches
Description Primitive folk art drawing of two colorful owls on branches with flowers. Colors: yellow, red, and black. Paper was cut crooked.
Provenance Found in the family Bible of Jacob M. Bechtel (1809-1886) and Susanna Reiff Bechtel (1808-1883), great-grandparents of Mrs. Ruth Graber, late of Pennsburg, PA. Purchased by the donor at Mrs. Graber's household auction in Pennsburg, March 1974.
Source Gift of Mary Jane Lederach Hershey & Hiram R. Hershey
People Bechtel, Jacob M., 1809-1886
Bechtel, Susanna B. Reiff, 1808-1883
Collection Fraktur