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Accession Number

PAG2004.009

Creation Date

1806

Description

Central text panel flanked by angels at top and sides with harvest motifs of corn, grapes, fruit, and wheat at bottom.

Dimensions in Inches

15 7/8 x 12 7/8

Materials

Watercolor and ink on paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Reading, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Reading, Pennsylvania

Category

House blessing (Haus Segen)

Motifs

clouds, angels, horns, birds, fruits

Rights

Please contact the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College for permissions which fall outside of educational fair use.

Source

Ursinus College Library Special Collections and the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art

Provenance

Pennsylvania Folklife Society

Script/Text

German script

Language

German

Comment

The only imprint on a Taufschein that exactly matches the one on this Haus Segen appears on the very first edition of Ritter’s angel-type printed Taufschein, printed c. 1806.[1] The images that Ritter used on his Haus-Segen do not appear on his Taufscheine, so it is difficult to verify the printing date.

This piece is very similar to a second Haus Segen in the collection, PAG1998.018, but has different borders around the text. The imprints are also slightly different, as this one reads “Johann Ritter” while the other is “John Ritter.”

Condition

Good

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019), p. 108, fig. 3.83. Stopp, Klaus. The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans. 6 vols. Mainz, Germany, and East Berlin, Pa.: privately published, 1997–99. vol. 4: pp. 164-165.

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