Up the Grand Antiques

 German And English Geistlicher Irrgarten (Spiritual Labyrinth Or Puzzle) Broadsides - Printed By St. Jacobs Printery Circa 1950

KathyUp the Grand Antiques is located in Grand River Valley, Ontario
The Geistlicher Irrgarten was a popular Pennsylvania German broadside, laden with spiritual meaning. This German edition was designed by Simeon Bowman and printed at Bowman's request by the St. Jacobs Printery about 1950. On the reverse is a rare English translation of Bowman's broadside, also printed at the St. Jacobs printery. It is not known who made the translation. Both German and English broadsides are covered with Mactac and fastened together with paper clips. This is the way it was found, hanging on the wall of Bowman's granddaughter in an Old Order Mennonite farmhouse in Waterloo County.