Lisa Minardi curates new Winterthur exhibition ‘A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans and the Art of Everyday Life’

 

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I’m glad they included this in the article:

She notes that, contrary to what many people believe, Pennsylvania Germans lived in urban as well as rural areas and that 90 percent of them belonged to Lutheran or German Reformed churches, while only a small proportion were members of such religious groups as Amish or Mennonite.

The image of all Pennsylvania Dutch people being farmers is a stereotype that has been reinforced by the popularity of the Amish in the popular culture.

Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection by Lisa Minardi

Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection 

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