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Thread #34802   Message #2158097
Posted By: Joe Offer
26-Sep-07 - 07:00 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Schnitzelbank
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Schnitzelbank
Here's a Google Image link for Schnitzelbank.

When I was in high school there was a copy of the Bildwörterbuch from Das Grosse Duden. This was a German picture dictionary, and I really liked the antiquated pen-and-ink drawings used to illustrate the words. I looked for a copy of that book for mysef for years, and finally found a copy for $8.50. The book locates "eine Schitzelbank" in a shoemaker's shop, and it fits the description and photo given by Rapaire. I wonder if it's used for shaping the soles of shoes.
Click here for a rather small image of Mader's "Schnitzelbank" poster - and here (click) for one that you can actually read that apparently comes from Amana, Iowa.