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Source:   Marriage customs - Germany


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Ein Hochzeitbitter in Schwaben.

Image ID: 835475

Ein Hochzeitbitter in Schwaben. (1874)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Ein Hochzeitbitter in Schwaben.

Creator(s)

: Rau, G. -- Wood-engraver
Schaumann, Heinrich, 1841-1893 -- Artist

Published Date

: 1874

Medium

: Wood engravings

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 22.7 x 32.7 cm.

Notes

: Young man on horseback is a "Hochzeitbitter," one tasked with the responsibility of summoning guests to a wedding. This person, often the younger brother of the bride, was adorned with ribbons and flowers and recited the invitation in verse form.

Original Source

: From Über Land und Meer. (Stuttgart, Germany : Edward Hallberger, 1858-1923) .

Source

: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Marriage customs - Germany

Source Description

: 1 folder (25 pictures)

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC MARRI - Ger

Digital ID

: 835475

Record ID

: 1044815

Digital Item Published

: 1-11-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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