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Accession Number

PAG1998.190

Creation Date

1810

Description

Printed Taufschein with praying children at sides, butterflies in upper corners, floral and fruit motifs.

Dimensions in Inches

14 x 12 7/8

Materials

Watercolor and ink on laid paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand colored, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

East Hanover Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

angels, flowers, butterflies, fruits

Associated Names

Johannes Zerger, Maria Paffly, O.S. Scheirer

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

Mahantango Valley furniture was sometimes painted with images of praying children such as those seen in this Taufschein. The appearance of butterflies on fraktur in general is very uncommon.

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #449.1

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019), p. 73, fig. 3.47. 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. 3, p. 154. Shoemaker, Alfred L. Check List of Pennsylvania Dutch Printed Taufscheins. Lancaster, Pa.: Pennsylvania Dutch Folklore Center, 1952. 44.

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