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Charles Overfield (active circa 1830-67)

Accession Number

PAG1998.215

Creation Date

1852

Description

Plate 61. Color printed Taufscheinwith religious scenes, segmented block border.

Dimensions in Inches

15 3/4 x 12 1/8

Materials

Watercolor and ink on paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Bethel Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

tablets, columns, men, clouds

Associated Names

Peter Losz, Lussetta Gluck, Herrietta, Johannes Stein

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

Scrivener Charles Overfield [Karl Überfeldt] may have made many certificates for Mennonite families, as many of the certificates he filled out lack baptism data. Lutz and Scheffer copied the engraved title page of the 1611 King James Bible for the inner frame.

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #404.2.2

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019), pp. 43-114. Stopp, Klaus. The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans. 6 vols. Mainz, Germany, and East Berlin, Pa.: privately published, 1997–99. Earnest, Russell D., Corinne P. Earnest, and Patricia Earnest Suter. God Bless This House: The Printed House Blessings (Haus-Segen) of the Pennsylvania Germans, 1780–1921. Clayton, Del.: R. D. Earnest Associates, 2015.

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