Andreas Victor Kessler (active circa 1791-1821)
Friederich Krebs (1749-1815)
Printed Taufschein with floral-and-bird borders on sides, free-drawn floral or grape motifs at top.
Dimensions in Inches
12 11/16 x 16
Dimensions in Centimeters
32 x 41
Watercolor and ink on laid paper
Drawn, Hand lettered
Print Shop Location
Ephrata Cloister, Pennsylvania
Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts-und-Taufschein)
floral, flowers, grapes, birds
Johannes Geschwind, Mari Elisabeth Bosler, Maria Christina, Maira Elisabe, Peter Wax, Christina Wax
Please contact the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College for permissions which fall outside of educational fair use.
Ursinus College Library Special Collections and the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art
Pennsylvania Folklife Society
Fraktur lettering, German script
Stopp #247.3, 2:158
Shoemaker, Alfred L. Check List of Pennsylvania Dutch Printed Taufscheins. (Lancaster, Pa.: Pennsylvania Dutch Folklore Center, 1952). p. 30. 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. 2, p. 158.
fraktur, Pennsylvania German, Pennsylvania Dutch, folk art, illuminated manuscript, taufschein
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