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Scrivener

Samuel Bentz (1792-1850)

Accession Number

PAG1998.183

Creation Date

1825

Description

Printed Taufschein in vertical format with images of the three virtues at top and sides, bird on branch in bottom corners.

Dimensions in Inches

16 1/2 x 12 1/2

Materials

Watercolor and ink on paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Print Shop Location

Reading, Pennsylvania

Associated Places

Elizabeth Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

angels, birds, flowers

Associated Names

Peter Zeller, Elisabeth Miller, Susanna, Bates, Lydia Zeller

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 is the only known Taufschein edition printed by Philip Hantsch. The images of the three virtues are very similar to the woodcuts used by printers in Orwigsburg and Pottsville.

Condition

Poor

Bibliographical Reference

Stopp #774

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, p. 297.

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