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Scrivener

Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837)

Accession Number

PAG1998.232

Creation Date

1830

Description

Printed Taufschein with scene of the baptism of Christ at top, Christ speaking to disciples at bottom.

Dimensions in Inches

12 x 10

Materials

Ink on paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Reading, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Annville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Category

Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts-und-Taufschein)

Motifs

clouds, water, angels, religious

Associated Names

Michael Meyer, Elisabeth Dorstein, Anna Maria, Hiester, Adam Korber, Magdalene Korber

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

Carl Egelmann was the first to print Taufscheine using copper plates, which he employed using a combination of engraving and etching to achieve the desired effect. He printed several versions that depicted the baptism of Christ at the top and Jesus with the Twelve Disciples at the bottom. At the left within the central text is the seal of the United States, at the right is a private seal (L.S.=locus sigilli). This is the second edition of this certificate. The first edition, which came out c. 1811, lacked the clouds at the top

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #754.2

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. 4, pp. 277-278.

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