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Accession Number

PAG1998.185

Date Range

1820-1823

Description

Printed Taufschein in vertical format with angels in profile at sides, pair of birds in bottom corners, and cherub reclining on cloud at top center.

Dimensions in Inches

16 x 13

Materials

Ink on laid paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Reading, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Category

Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts-und-Taufschein)

Motifs

angels, birds, flowers, clouds, fruits

Associated Names

Valatin Wieder, Valentin Wieder, Susana Leibert, Susana Letische, Susanna Letitia, Weiss, Jacob Knaus, Maria Knaus

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

On this example the cherub at the top is reclined to the left, the opposite of most pieces.There is a Taufschein in Stopp for an older sibling of this child, born March 15, 1815.

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #760

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. 4, 287.

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