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Heinrich Ruby

Accession Number

PAG1998.233

Creation Date

1827

Description

Printed blank Taufschein with fruit and angels

Dimensions in Inches

9 1/2 x 7 1/2

Materials

Watercolor and ink on paper

Technique

Hand colored

Print Shop Location

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Category

Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts-und-Taufschein)

Motifs

angels, harps, fruits, horns, flowers, papayas

Associated Names

Heinrich Ruby

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

Blockletters

Language

English

Transcription

Certificate of Birth and Baptism. A of / and wife a of /was born on the day of in the year of our Lord,/18 in , in the county of ,/in the state of in North America; and was bap-/tised on the day of in the year of our Lord ,/by the Rev. Mr. /H Sponsors were Printed and for sale by Henry Ruby, Main Street, CHAMBERSBURG-1827

Comment

This is the only known example of this certificate, Ruby’s first Taufschein edition in English. This is also the earliest known imprint in which the printer includes his street address.

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #213

Published

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. 72.

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