If you still have a mother, thank God and be satisfied.
Beautiful lithograph.Romantic journey through old Germany
frame size with frame
height 58 cm
width 46 cm
From the middle of the 19th century, these colorful leaves were a popular wall decoration. The sheets presented here (58 x 46 cm) were made by May, Müller and Lohse Dresden around 1900. The sayings were printed with educational intent.
Here: "If you have another mother, thank God and be thankful."
The images were presented in the context of an exhibition in Berlin in 1993, "Living situations in Germany".
"Under the representation of the mother and daughter who listen carefully is the admonishing saying:" If you have another mother, thank God and be content. "
The difference between this picture sheet and the masculine one The counterpart is significant: while the son was trying to go out into the world, the daughter tried to imitate the mother in feminine virtues, such as domesticity, etc.
In fact, at the beginning of the century, this corresponded to the extremely small number of girls who attended high school. For them, even if they come from rich middle classes or aristocratic circles, training in girls' boarding schools for the profession of women and mothers was considered adequate, but training in high schools or even universities as a development towards an intellectual who no longer it was attractive to men "Blue Stocking" and, consequently, rejected as non-feminine. "