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The Resource The heart of the Taufschein : Fraktur and the pivotal role of Berks County, Pennsylvania, Corinne Earnest and Russell Earnest

The heart of the Taufschein : Fraktur and the pivotal role of Berks County, Pennsylvania, Corinne Earnest and Russell Earnest

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The heart of the Taufschein : Fraktur and the pivotal role of Berks County, Pennsylvania
Title
The heart of the Taufschein
Title remainder
Fraktur and the pivotal role of Berks County, Pennsylvania
Statement of responsibility
Corinne Earnest and Russell Earnest
Title variation
Fraktur and the pivotal role of Berks County, Pennsylvania
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Heart of the Taufschein offers the first in-depth interpretive history of the Taufschein (birth and baptism certificate), the most numerous and, to many because of its genealogical value, the most important type of fraktur. Berks County arguably became the center of Taufschein production in North America. ... In this volume the Earnests, the leading authorities on fraktur, trace the development of the Taufschein beyond Berks County into southeastern Pennsylvania and colonial America as the surge in demand for these works of art on paper followed the successful outcome of the American Revolution. The authors follow the history and expansion of the market from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.--Dust jacket
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Cataloging source
IMF
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Earnest, Corinne P
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
GR110.P4
LC item number
A372 v.46
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Earnest, Russell D
  • Pennsylvania-German Society
Series statement
Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society
Series volume
ser. 2, v. 46
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  • Fraktur art
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Pennsylvania Dutch
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts
  • Folk art
  • Birth certificates
  • Baptismal certificates
  • Pennsylvania Dutch
  • Berks County (Pa.)
  • Berks County (Pa.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The heart of the Taufschein : Fraktur and the pivotal role of Berks County, Pennsylvania, Corinne Earnest and Russell Earnest
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes illustrations on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 285) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Berks County: the center of it all -- Daniel Schumacher: a Fraktur artist of some note -- Henrich Otto, 1784 -- Friederich Krebs, August 4, 1790 -- Johann Valentin Schuller -- The greatest development of Fraktur writing, 1800-1835 -- Johann Ritter: a century of influence -- Conclusion: The last flickering -- Appendix 1. Fraktur artists who routinely made Taußscheine (Taufscheine) for Berks County families -- Appendix 2. Scriveners who routinely infilled Taußscheine (Taufscheine) for Berks County families -- Appendix 3. Berks County printers of Taußscheine (Taufscheine) in order by active dates -- Appendix 4. Translations
Control code
ocn826122759
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
ix, 302 pages
Isbn
9780911122633
Lccn
2012939530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
974.816 EA762 ; GE-G ; GE1407EARNST1 JB.
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps, facsimiles
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 826122759
  • (OCoLC)826122759
Label
The heart of the Taufschein : Fraktur and the pivotal role of Berks County, Pennsylvania, Corinne Earnest and Russell Earnest
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes illustrations on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 285) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Berks County: the center of it all -- Daniel Schumacher: a Fraktur artist of some note -- Henrich Otto, 1784 -- Friederich Krebs, August 4, 1790 -- Johann Valentin Schuller -- The greatest development of Fraktur writing, 1800-1835 -- Johann Ritter: a century of influence -- Conclusion: The last flickering -- Appendix 1. Fraktur artists who routinely made Taußscheine (Taufscheine) for Berks County families -- Appendix 2. Scriveners who routinely infilled Taußscheine (Taufscheine) for Berks County families -- Appendix 3. Berks County printers of Taußscheine (Taufscheine) in order by active dates -- Appendix 4. Translations
Control code
ocn826122759
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
ix, 302 pages
Isbn
9780911122633
Lccn
2012939530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
974.816 EA762 ; GE-G ; GE1407EARNST1 JB.
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps, facsimiles
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 826122759
  • (OCoLC)826122759

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