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Snowflake Scrivener (active circa 1871-1901)

Decorator

Unknown

Accession Number

PAG2004.001

Date Range

1877-1878

Description

Printed Taufschein with angels facing forward at sides, pair of birds on branch in bottom corners, cherub reclining on cloud at top center.

Dimensions in Inches

16 1/2 x 13

Materials

Watercolor and ink on paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Reading, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Lower Milford Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Category

Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts-und-Taufschein)

Motifs

angels, horns, clouds, books, robins

Associated Names

Georg Miller, Lise Ann Trump, Anna Macora, William Rath, William Schoenle, Sarah Schoenle

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 Snowflake scrivener is named after the pink snowflake-like designs he sometimes included on pieces. He also added a tiny circle in his writing as an attempt to copy the printed font used by the Eagle bookstore, which has a tiny circle about halfway on the vertical section.

Condition

Good

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #719.2

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: 241.

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