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Schantz, Orpheus Moyer
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Christmas card.

A handmade Christmas card created by Orpheus Moyer Schantz. The card features illustrations of a cherub and plants, as well as lettering made to look like tree branches. The outside edges of the card has been done in scherenschnitte and there is a purple bow.

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Dogwood drawing.

A drawing of a dogwood flower and an unidentified building done by Orpheus Moyer Schantz September 1st and 2nd, 1895.

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Ephemera : drawings.

Twenty drawings and sketches by Orpheus Moyer Schantz. Included are portraits, studies of animals, technical drawings for a boat, one ink drawing of the back of a woman in a gown, two drawings after C.D. Gibson- "When Doctors Disagree" and "Mr. Pipp just after dinner steps our for a few moments with a change acquaintance. He returns at 2 A.M.", and two with leaf varieties and poetry. Smaller drawings were originally found in an old men's silk handkerchief box with other ephemera.

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The girl he left behind him.

Pen drawing by Orpheus Moyer Schantz titled, The Girl He Left Behind Him. The drawing features a woman sitting in a field and ships visible in the distance. Artist's note underneath signature confirms this drawing was modeled after the works of Charles Dana Gibson.

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Poems written and illustrated by Orpheus Moyer Schantz. Poems include: Salamander (ts. original with illustrations); The Brookfield zoo (ts. original); The woolly bear caterpillar (ts. original); March winds (ts. original); The thirteen-lined spermophile (ts. original); It may be (ts. original, illustrated); October idylls (ts. original on letterhead); The barn owl (ts. original); Shocking (ms., illustrated); Winter woods (ts. original); An exodus (ms.); The years are getting on (ms.); Bird stories in rhyme (ts. original); Sunday morning at the filling station (ts. with illustrations); Reminiscences of Kitchener (ts. original); If I were a gnarled old tree (ts. original with ms. note); Apricot blooms (ms. with illustrations).

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