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30 x 36 cm.


Dried grasses pressed under glass and placed in a frame measuring 30 x 36 cm.

Handwriting under the grasses reads: "Zwingli Souvenir Of grasses and flowers gathered from around the monument of Zwingli, and battlefield of Cappel Switzerland, July 17, 1884, by J.H.A. Bomberger, and arranged by Mrs. Bomberger. 'Since, these the grasses round me wave, I’ll take the grasses of the grave,' and weave them into souvenirs." The quote is an adaptation of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, In Memoriam, Section 21.

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, grass, Reformation, John H. A. Bomberger, Kappel Wars, Huldrych Zwingli, Zurich


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