1957.1198 Fraktur, 1965.2334 Frame, view 1
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Fraktur (Birth and baptismal certificate)

  • Title:

    Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) of Elisabeth Libengut

  • Category:

    Works on Paper

  • Creator (Role):

    John Baumann (Printer)

  • Place of Origin:

    Ephrata, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Douglas Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1803-1807

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Hand colored, Hand lettered, Letterpress, Woodblock

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1198


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Object Number

1957.1198

Object Name

Fraktur (Birth and baptismal certificate)

Title

Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) of Elisabeth Libengut

Category

Works on Paper

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

John Baumann (Printer)
1765-1809
References: Stopp, The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans, vol. 2, pp. 98 and 186-208; Yoder, The Pennsylvania German Broadside, p. 228. John Baumann worked in the Ephrata paper mill before becoming a printer late in life. His son, Samuel (1788-1820) took over John's printshop after he died and printed from 1810-16.

Place of Origin

Ephrata, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

Baumann printed and sold the certificate in Ephrata.

Secondary Place of Origin

Douglas Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Secondary Origin Notes

Secondary creation place is birthplace on certificate.

Date

1803-1807

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Hand colored, Hand lettered, Letterpress, Woodblock

Dimensions (inches)

12.3 (H) , 15.8 (W) , 11.9 (Image H) , 15 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

31.25 (H) , 40.1 (W) , 11.9 (Image H) , 15 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

Irregular edges. H near center. W at bottom. Chain intervals and laid lines per cm not measured.

Watermark

"C B" at lower left

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Stopp, Klaus. 1997 The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans. 2.
Published on p. 196.