Fraktur (Birth and baptismal certificate)

  • Title:

    Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) of Susanne Scholl

  • Category:

    Works on Paper

  • Creator (Role):

    Pseudo-Otto Artist (Scrivener and decorator)

    Salomon Mayer (Printer)

  • Place of Origin:

    York, York, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Pine Run Hundred, Frederick, Maryland, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1796-1811

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Hand colored, Hand lettered, Letterpress, Woodcut, Woodblock

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1201 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1957.1201 A

Object Name

Fraktur (Birth and baptismal certificate)

Title

Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) of Susanne Scholl

Category

Works on Paper

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Pseudo-Otto Artist (Scrivener and decorator)
References: Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes, pp. 331-32. The Pseudo-Otto Artist, along with Otto, was among the earliest fraktur artists to use printed certificates, and one of the first to use a vertical versus horizontal print. The similarities of his fraktur to Otto's and a certificate bearing a "CB" watermark (Christian Bauman at the Ephrata Cloister paper mill) strongly suggests this artist had a connection to Ephrata.

Salomon Mayer (Printer)-1811

Place of Origin

York, York, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

Primary creation place is location of printer.

Secondary Place of Origin

Pine Run Hundred, Frederick, Maryland, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Secondary Origin Notes

Secondary creation place is birthplace on certificate.

Date

1796-1811

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Hand colored, Hand lettered, Letterpress, Woodcut, Woodblock

Dimensions (inches)

12.68 (H) , 15.83 (W) , 12.68 (Image H) , 15.83 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

32.2 (H) , 40.2 (W) , 12.68 (Image H) , 15.83 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements by sight, in frame. H at left. W at bottom. No conservation file.

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Stopp, Klaus. 1999 The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans. 5.
Published on p. 24.