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Published by:
John B. Perry, American  Search this
Subject of:
Susan Woby, American, 1806 - 1893  Search this
Aaron McCloe, American, born 1844  Search this
Ann Wobe, American, 1803 - 1880  Search this
Gilbert McCloe, American, born 1847  Search this
John Cortland McCloe, American, born 1853  Search this
ink on paper with gold leaf on leather
H x W x D (bible closed): 11 3/4 × 9 3/4 × 3 3/4 in. (29.8 × 24.8 × 9.5 cm)
H x W (loose page): 11 1/8 × 8 5/8 in. (28.3 × 21.9 cm)
Place made:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Bordentown, Burlington County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
A bible owned by the Woby and McCloe families. The Holy Bible is a large brown, leather bound book. Geometric and floral designs surround the outer edge and a gold-leaf image of a Bible atop a pillow. The image of the book is on a pedestal surrounded by columns. The geometric and floral patterns continue on the binding with some areas of loss around the title, leaving the words, [IBLE]. The back cover has the same design as the front without gold leaf. Handwritten in blue marker on the inside of the front cover is text that reads, [From Attic 22 E/ Burlington St. Woby to - McClow-]. The inner pages are cream colored with black text and ten large illustrations of scenes from the Bible. There is a [FAMILY RECORD] section with registers of [BIRTHS] and [MARRIAGES] on pages with a black scroll border. The space for births has been filled in with handwritten names and dates of members of the Wobe and McCloe family. The marriages section is blank. This Bible contains the Old and New Testaments, the Apocrypha, Canne's Marginal Notes and References, an index of names, and Concordance, and the Psalms of David.
African American  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Families  Search this
Prayer  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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