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Pennsylvania Dutch Fraktur Baptism Broadside

Lot 0813 Details

Description
Pennsylvania Dutch Fraktur "Geburts und Taufschein" ["Birth and Baptism"] Broadside, 19th century, made for Alfred Peter Levan, born May 28, 1867, baptized June 2, 1867 in Gruenwitsch (Greenwich)Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, son of James Levan and Judith (Schhlenker) Levan, and so inscribed in gilt rubricated Fraktur script, the German-language broadside printed by Johann Ritter & Co., Reading, Pennsylvania, depicting hand-colored angels, birds, branches and cherub, sight 16-1/4" x 13-1/2", presented in an dark-stained pine frame and glazed, 19-1/2" x 17".
Condition
Paper is heavily creased and there is scattered foxing , mainly in the upper section. The figures' exposed flesh has darkened, perhaps from an old backboard. It appears it has been re-framed fairly recently.
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Pennsylvania Dutch Fraktur Baptism Broadside

Estimate $50 - $80
Jul 31, 2011
Starting Price $40
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0813: Pennsylvania Dutch Fraktur Baptism Broadside

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Est. $50 - $80Starting Price $40
Summer Art and Antiques Auction: Day 2 of 2
Sun, Jul 31, 2011 12:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0813 Details

Description
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Pennsylvania Dutch Fraktur "Geburts und Taufschein" ["Birth and Baptism"] Broadside, 19th century, made for Alfred Peter Levan, born May 28, 1867, baptized June 2, 1867 in Gruenwitsch (Greenwich)Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, son of James Levan and Judith (Schhlenker) Levan, and so inscribed in gilt rubricated Fraktur script, the German-language broadside printed by Johann Ritter & Co., Reading, Pennsylvania, depicting hand-colored angels, birds, branches and cherub, sight 16-1/4" x 13-1/2", presented in an dark-stained pine frame and glazed, 19-1/2" x 17".
Condition
...
Paper is heavily creased and there is scattered foxing , mainly in the upper section. The figures' exposed flesh has darkened, perhaps from an old backboard. It appears it has been re-framed fairly recently.

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