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Ontario Fraktur: A Pennsylvania-German Folk Tradition in Early Canada - Michael S. Bird

Ontario Fraktur: A Pennsylvania-German Folk Tradition in Early Canada

Michael S. Bird

  • 1850


With 242 illustrations of fraktur dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, the author examines the major teaching groups who practiced at that time and discusses the tradition as it appears in the three founding Mennonite communities in southern Ontario—the Niagara Peninsula, Markham Township, and Waterloo County. The calligraphic and pictorial elements, its major decorative uses, and a consideration of fraktur as a religious art are also discussed. (144pp. color illus. index. hardcover. Feheley Pub., 1977.)


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