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Accession Number

PAG1998.210

Date Range

1849-1852

Description

Taufschein with angels in profile and with raised arm at sides, bird in bottom corners, religious scene at top center.

Dimensions in Inches

17 1/4 x 13 3/4

Materials

Ink on paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Washington Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

birds, angels, clouds, leaves

Associated Names

Samuel Young, Anna Maria Duffenschied, Anna Maria Dussenschied, Diana Catharina, David Bassler, Jacob Harzel, Catharina Harzel, Henry S. Bossler

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 the only edition of a Taufscheinfrom the printshop of Reuben Guth, Augustus Ruhe and William Young. Adolph Sage used the same angels earlier on his certificates. Although Stopp gives the date range as 1849-1852, the certificate is printed “184_.” To confuse matters further, in a timeline of Allentown Taufscheineprinting, Stopp gives the dates of the Guth, Ruhe, and Young operation as 1845-1846.This piece is clearly imprinted with all three of their names but Stopp dates it to 1849-1852.

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #150

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. 246, 150.

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