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8 x 13 x 2 cm.


This box contains dried flowers and grasses threaded onto a cardboard backing.

Handwriting on the lid of the box reads, in part: "Zwingli Souvenir of grasses and flowers gathered from around the Monument of Zwingli at the battlefield in Cappel, Switzerland, July 17, 1884 by J. H. A. Bomberger. The white flower is an Alpine Edelweiss from the nearest peak. The weaving was done by Mrs. Bomberger."

Bomberger made the journey to Switzerland after first traveling to Ireland in June, 1884, for a meeting of the General Synod of the Reformed Church as a delegate to the Reformed Alliance. Zwingli, a leader of the Reformation in Switzerland, died on the battlefield.


This image is provided courtesy of the Ursinus College Archives for educational purposes only.


Ulrich Zwingli, Switzerland, Battle of Cappel, Edelweiss flower, Reformation, John H. A. Bomberger, Kappel Wars, Huldrych Zwingli, Zurich


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