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Bracketed Dates Scrivener (active circa 1816-41)

Accession Number

PAG1998.221

Date Range

1830

Description

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

Dimensions in Inches

11 3/4 x 10

Materials

Ink on Paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Reading, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Adelboden, Canton Bern, Switzerland

Category

Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts-und-Taufschein)

Motifs

columns, clouds, men, doves, angels, religious

Associated Names

Abraham Kuenzi, Abraham Kinsey, Margaretha Hager, F. Losenegger, Stephan Lauber, Susanna Hager

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

The Bracketed Dates scrivener is distinguished by his practice of placing a bracket or underscore under the years of birth and baptism. He also frequently added small embellishments to the printed fonts in red ink, as he did in this example.1 This Taufschein may be an edition that was not included in Stopp’s work. The given edition has “Staat____” and “Nordamerica” printed on it, whereas this edition has only “S___” and “N___” printed on it. This Taufscheine was made for a person born in Switzerland. It is possible that the original form was somehow altered or erased so that the full text was not printed on it. Because this is uncertain, however, the date for the second edition is being assigned to this piece.2

Condition

Good

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. 278, illustrated in type 754.2.

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