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1774 Pennsylvania German Fraktur

Birth and Baptismal Certificate for Johann Jakob Weber, Pennsylvania, 1774, watercolor, pen, and ink on paper, sight 12 x 15 in.; later painted green frame, 17-1/4 x 20-1/4 in.

Note: Handwritten verso, "Exhibited at the Allentown Art Mus. Allentown, Pa. 10/20/74 to 12/1/74/ *Wm Penn Memorial Mus. Harrisburg, Pa.12/5/74 to 2/12/75/Shown at Pratt Graphics Center 831 Broadway NY in American Fraktur-Graphic Folk Art from November 19 1076 to January 8th 1977".

Provenance:Fred Wichmann, NY; Property from the Collection of Dudley and Constance Godfrey


uneven edges, bleeding of brown ink, and losses to center due to tannic acid from ink, minor creases and buckling around edges, fading, certificate is adhered at top to a black sheet of paper, there is an approximate three inch tear bottom center where it has been folded, areas of the back including the center crease have been reinforced with paper backing, some areas the ink has corroded the paper and there are areas of loss that were not noticeable because of the black backing, please see additional images

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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