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Accession Number

PAG1998.191

Creation Date

1840

Description

Printed Taufschein with angels in profile at sides, pair of birds in bottom corners, and spread eagle at top center

Dimensions in Inches

16 3/8 x 12 3/4

Materials

Ink on paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Lehigh Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Category

Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts-und-Taufschein)

Motifs

angels, birds, flowers, eagles, ribbons

Associated Names

Andreas Buchmann, Magdalena Leienberger, Magdalena Leinberger, William, Becker, William Schumacher, Catharina Leienberger, William Buchman, Gerhart

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

The inclusion of the bald eagle on this Taufschein demonstrates the importance of nationalist imagery in Pennsylvania German arts. This Taufschein also shows the progression of important dates in its owner’s life: 1825 birth, 1826 baptism, 1842 confirmation. The fraktur was printed in 1840, so it likely was purchased for the child’s confirmation.

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #77

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. 184.

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