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Footed Letter Scrivener (active circa 1843-60)

Decorator

Pattern Gown Printshop Illuminator

Accession Number

PAG1998.208

Creation Date

1846

Description

Taufschein with angels in profile facing outward at sides, pair of birds in bottom corners, spread eagle with banner at top center.

Dimensions in Inches

18 1/8 x 13 7/8

Materials

Watercolor and Ink on Paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

birds, flowers, clouds, angels

Associated Names

William Hamscher, Angelina Fenstermacher, James Asger, James Oscar, C. Herman, Gideon Kaercher, Esther Kaercher

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 German Museum of Art

Provenance

Pennsylvania Folklife Society

Script/Text

Fraktur lettering, German script

Language

German

Comment

See No. 1998.214 for a Taufschein made for the older brother of James Oscar Hamscher.

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #86.2

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019), pp. 43-114.

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