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Accession Number

PAG1998.186

Creation Date

1804

Description

Printed blank Taufschein with printed flowers and birds outlined in red.

Dimensions in Inches

13 x 16

Materials

Ink on paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Ephrata, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Ephrata

Motifs

birds, hearts, flowers, tulips

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 blank piece is an unusual survival as it lacks connection with any family. It provides an excellent example of what a blank piece looked like when an artist or scrivener purchased it from the printer. Perhaps this piece was not used because the text in the bottom hearts was slightly off-center, causing it to run into the edge of the hearts.

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #262

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. 2, p. 196. Shoemaker, Alfred L. Check List of Pennsylvania Dutch Printed Taufscheins. Lancaster, Pa.: Pennsylvania Dutch Folklore Center, 1952. 23.

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