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Scrivener

Rudolph Heinrich Ottomar Grossmann

Accession Number

PAG1998.227

Creation Date

1870

Description

Printed Taufscheinwith angels at sides holding scroll, baptismal scene at top center.

Dimensions in Inches

17 x 14

Materials

Ink on paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Decorator Location

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Category

Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts-und-Taufschein)

Motifs

angels, peacocks, religious, parties, ribbons

Associated Names

Johannes Miller, Julian Petri, Isaack, G.F.J. Jager, Jacob Petri, Palli Zehner, Edmund Leisenring

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

Note that “Pastor” is printed on the certificate instead of Pfarrer, even though the rest of the text of the certificate is in German. Later editions of printed Taufscheine include the large classically-robed angels seen here holding a scroll on which the information is recorded. Stopp, 1:225.

Condition

Poor- stained

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #120

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. 1, p. 225.

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