German-American Day

Dümler & Brieden West German Red-Glazed Vase with Tubeline Decoration (LEO Design)

On this day in 1683, thirteen German families landed in Philadelphia, PA, soon to found Germantown, PA.  The day was commemorated through the Nineteenth Century, only falling-out of favor during World War I.

In 1983—on the 300th anniversary of the landing—the celebration was revived and designated officially as a day to honor the contributions of German-Americans in the United States.

The post-WWII, Modernist vase with a textured red-drip glaze, pictured above, was made in West Germany in the 1960’s or 1970’s.  Please click on the picture to learn more about it.


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