Pennsylvania Hex

Today at the library while perusing the catalog – I stumbled upon this. It is a bound pamphlet published in 1945 (original printing), and is a fantastic source on the mysterious Hex, the circular patterns that traditionally adorned Pennsylvania Dutch barns. They are popularly thought of as possessing mystical powers, perhaps to protect livestock, or protection from fires. He dispels any mystical notions other than a christian one, and illustrates how these symbols evolved from early christian symbolism. The color illustrations in the spread are simply gorgeous…

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