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Accession Number

PAG1998.162

Creation Date

1800

Description

Plate 52. Printed Taufschein with delicate floral border surrounding main text, small heart at the top center with verse.

Dimensions in Inches

7 7/8 x 9

Materials

Watercolor and ink on laid paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Bethlehem or Hecktown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Weisenberg, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

floral, hearts

Associated Names

Casper Bauer, A. Maria Hoffman, Suanna, Susanna, Ludwig Scherdel, Jacob Klein, Sussanna Bauer

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

Fraktur lettering, German script

Language

German

Comment

This is one of four known examples of this edition. This is also one of a few editions of Taufscheineon which only the “1___” is printed for the year, indicating it was made around the turn of the nineteenth century.

Condition

Good

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019), pp. 43-114. Stopp, Klaus. The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans. 6 vols. Mainz, Germany, and East Berlin, Pa.: privately published, 1997–99. 1:146-147. Shoemaker, Alfred L. Check List of Pennsylvania Dutch Printed Taufscheins. Lancaster, Pa.: Pennsylvania Dutch Folklore Center, 1952. 28

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