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Daniel Diefenbach (active circa 1825-73)

Decorator

Joseph Miller

Accession Number

PAG2001.025

Creation Date

1830

Date Range

1825-1830

Description

Printed Demkmal with tombstone-shaped center and yellow background.

Dimensions in Inches

7 3/4 x 9 5/8

Materials

Watercolor and ink on paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Decorator Location

New Berlin, Union County, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Bethel Township, Miles Township, Lebanon County, Centre County

Category

Death memorial (Denkmal)

Motifs

tombstones

Associated Names

Johann Georg Rayer, Elisabeth Schuy, Elisabeth Rayer, Henrich Bage

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 piece lacks the flowers and birds usually added to certificates printed by Montelius but it is filled out by Daniel Diefenbach. Montelius used the same border for the type and sides here that he used on Taufscheine printed about 1825. Montelius used the bottom border from these Taufscheine to form the tombstone border on the Denkmal. The bottom border of this Denkmal is different, however,and is the same as the one Montelius used to border an English edition of the Taufscheinec. 1827, so an approximate date during this time period has been assigned. Note that the “When we are just born...” hymn so common on the Taufscheine appears on this piece as well, representing on fraktur the cycle of life.

Condition

Good

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019), p. 87, fig. 3.61.

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