Taufschein for Maria Klotz

Click on the images below for further detail

Description

The term fraktur refers not only to a particular genre of illuminated German–American folk art but also to the elaborate lettering (or typeface) used on these decorated documents, created to commemorate momentous occasions in the life of a family or community.

Full description »

The term fraktur refers not only to a particular genre of illuminated German–American folk art but also to the elaborate lettering (or typeface) used on these decorated documents, created to commemorate momentous occasions in the life of a family or community. Fraktur making is often described as a Pennsylvania–Deutsch phenomenon, but it was a pastime practised throughout the many American communities of German-speaking immigrants – particularly those settlements in western Virginia and Ohio.

'Fraktur – or Pennsylvania German decorated manuscripts – are some of the most intriguing artefacts in the German settlement in Pennsylvania. These works of ink and watercolour on laid or wove paper are not only frequently a bonanza for genealogists, but provide insight into the faith and culture of the people commonly known as the Pennsylvania Dutch.' Candace Kintzer Perry, Curator of Collections, Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, Pennsburg, Pennsylvania

« Hide

Dated

1810

Further details »

Materials

» paper (fibre product)
» ink
» watercolour (paint)

Technique

» painting (image-making)
» calligraphy (process)
» drawing (image-making)

Production place

» Pennsylvania

Collection

» Folk Art Collection

Dimensions

40x42cm

Object number

1960.161

See more on the web:

» Europeana
» Google images

« Hide