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Love Feast, Hazel Thornton, Ebensburg, Franklin County, The Pennsylvania Dutchman, Amish
A handwritten letter from Hazel Thornton addressed to the editors of the Pennsylvania Dutchman, dated March 13, 1950. Within, Hazel describes her artworks which deal with depictions of Amish life and requests a subscription to the Pennsylvania Dutchman.
Alfred L. Shoemaker
616 Highland Ave.
Mar. 13, 1950
Enclosed you will find $3.00 for a year's subscription to “The Penna. Dutchman”. I am much interested in this phase of Penna. life as I have been painting pictures trying to depict these quaint people. I have two pictures showing the “Love Feast” which I visited on a trip to Franklin Co. Here was where I was born and reared. I am enclosing a cut of one picture and a clipping from my scrap book.
Just by chance, I happened to see “The Pa. Dutchman” today. I was hunting material for my daughter who is at Penn State. She plans to write a term paper on The Pa. Dutch; so a friend, Edna Lehman, gave me a pack of the papers which I have been reading all afternoon, hence the subscription.
My husband is a graduate of F. and M. class of '27. I will be looking forward to the future copies of “The Pa. Dutchman”.
Mrs. Frank M. Thornton
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Thornton, Hazel, "Letter From Hazel Thornton to Editors of the Pennsylvania Dutchman, March 13, 1950" (1950). Alfred L. Shoemaker Folk Cultural Documents. 55.
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