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Daniel Diefenbach (active circa 1825-73)

Decorator

Daniel Diefenbach (active circa 1825-73) or Peter Montelius

Accession Number

PAG1998.192

Creation Date

1825

Description

Printed Taufschein with large central heart surrounded by colored floral sprays.

Dimensions in Inches

8 x 13

Materials

Watercolor and ink on wove paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

East Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

East Buffalo Township, Union County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

flowers, heart, floral

Associated Names

Peter Montelius, Margretha Stitzer, Johanna, Georg Heim, John Shaffer

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

Peter Montelius printed this Taufschein for his daughter Johanna. He and his wife sponsored her baptism, held at the schoolhouse. A number of certificates printed by Montelius exist that were all decorated by the same hand, but it is difficult to know if Daniel Diefenbach who infilled them also decorated them, or if Montelius himself decorated them. Woodcut stamps were used to provide the design patterns.

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #215.2. Listed by Stopp under #215.1.

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019), p. 86, fig. 3.60. 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. 2, p. 74.

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