1957.1214 Fraktur, 1965.2795 Frame, view 1
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Fraktur (House blessing)

  • Title:

    Haus-Segen

  • Category:

    Works on Paper

  • Creator (Role):

    Ephrata Cloister printshop (Printer)

  • Place of Origin:

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

  • Date:

    1785

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Drawn, Letterpress, Woodblock, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.1214


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Object Number

1957.1214

Object Name

Fraktur (House blessing)

Title

Haus-Segen

Category

Works on Paper

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Ephrata Cloister printshop (Printer)
References: Stopp, The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans, vol. 2, pp. 98-217. The Ephrata printshop is credited with producing the first printed certificates in America. Its press printed forty editions by 1800. (Stopp, p. 98).

Place of Origin

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

Date

1785

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Drawn, Letterpress, Woodblock, Hand colored

Dimensions (inches)

17 (H) , 13.8 (W) , 17 (Image H) , 13.8 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

43.2 (H) , 35.1 (W) , 17 (Image H) , 13.8 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at left. W at bottom. Chain interval: 2.6 cm; 9 laid lines per cm.

Watermark

none

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Article] Evans, Nancy Goyne. 02//1973 Documented Fraktur in the Winterthur collection, Part I. Antiques. 103 (2): 307-18.
Published as pl. III, p. 315-6.
[Book] Yoder, Don. 2005 The Pennsylvania German Broadside: A History and Guide.
For more info. on Pennsylvania German house blessings, see pp. 195-207.
[Book] Earnest, Russell D. & Earnest, Corinne P. 2005 Flying Leaves and One-Sheets: Pennsylvania German Broadsides, Fraktur, and Their Printers.
Related example, p. 149.