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Pattern Gown Printshop Illuminator

Accession Number

PAG1998.214

Creation Date

1846

Description

Color printed Taufscheinwith angels in profile at sides in yellow and red colored gowns, pair of birds on vine in bottom corners, spread eagle with banner at top center.

Dimensions in Inches

16 x 13 7/8

Materials

Watercolor and ink on paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Decorator Location

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

eagles, birds, angels, clouds, leaves

Associated Names

William Hamscher, Angelina Fenstermacher, Joseph Heinrich, C. Herman, Joseph Hamscher, Maria Hamscher

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 certificate is for the brother of James Hamscher, whose certificate is PAG1998.208, very similar except that on the latter the angels face outwards. Both were inscribed by the same scrivener. A third certificate for a Hamscher child is also in Stopp, 1:192.

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #86.2

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. 1, p. 192.

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