Sunshine reveals so much! After more than a week of gloom here in Wisconsin the sun peeked out this afternoon and I was able to photograph the German band sampler, dated 1704. It looked quite weak and world weary in the dim light, but studying it in the sunshine today it revealed some amazing motifs, not to mention a silver metallic halo over the lamb's head. After Mary Bailey, this will be next up on the drafting board. It will have to be undressed in order to see the unfaded colors on the back. The framer's label is still intact: THE OLD PRINT SHOP, est 1898, Harry Shaw Newman, specializing in OLD PRINTS and AMERICANA, "Correct framing", regilding, expert restoration of old prints & paintings, 150 Lexington Ave at 30th Street, New York. My guess is that it was framed in the 1920's. Any other guesses?