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Rudolph Heinrich Ottomar Grossmann (active circa 1850-87)

Decorator

Rudolph Heinrich Ottomar Grossmann (active circa 1850-87)

Accession Number

PAG1998.228

Date Range

1869-1870

Description

Printed Taufscheinwith angels at sides facing forward, pair of birds on branch in bottom corners, cherub on cloud at top center.

Dimensions in Inches

16 7/8 x 14

Materials

Watercolor and ink on paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Reading, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

Category

Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts-und-Taufschein)

Motifs

birds, angels, branches

Associated Names

Seberius Stamm, Elisabeth Franz, Elmeire Prissille, Elmira Priscilla, Johan Zuelch, Pastor Zulch,

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 the rare fraktur on which a price is recorded. At the bottom, the scrivener wrote “Preis 35 Cent” followed by the note “Paid by Pastor Zülch.” Zülch was the pastor who performed the baptism and may have acted as an intermediary between the parents and scrivener.

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #709

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, p. 229.

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