1856 Fraktur Taufshein Birth Baptism Certificate Hand-Colored Pennsylvania German Folk Art

1856 Fraktur Taufshein PA German Birth Baptism Certificate Hand-Colored Folk Art

Regular price $175.00


Description: An 1856 Pennsylvania German Fraktur Taufshein Birth and Baptism certificate from Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Printed in German, this certificate includes hand-written names and origin in English, hand-colored with water color or other colorant and framed behind glass in a wooden frame with gold tin type front covering. A beautiful piece of early folk art from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Coal Region.

Circa:  1856

Dimensions: 13" x 16" x 3/4" (Overall with frame), 11 3/4" x 14 3/4" (inside)

Product Weight:  2 pounds 4 ounces

Color:  Multi-Colored

Primary Material:  Paper, Wood, Other

Origin: Pennsylvania

Condition: Previously owned - used.  Good condition. No tears or holes in paper certificate. Age darkening, yellowing and/or foxing with a few wrinkles. Still good readable condition. Colors still clear. Gold color on wooden frame is worn. Some newer nails on back board.

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