Item No: frk00556
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Cyrus Anspach
Roman print; Roman script
Wove paper; watercolor; ink
In the year of our Lord 1835 the 27 day of November \ was born Cyrus Anspach Ruth in the Townsship \ of Cumru in the county of Berks \ in the state of Pennsylvania in Northamerica. The \ parents names are John and \ Wife Rebecca a daughter of \ John Ansbach And was baptized on the 11 day \ of January in the year of our Lord 1836 by the \ Revd. William Pauli. His sponsors \ were Father and Mother.
[above Jesus in cloud]
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in \ the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of \ the Holy Ghost. S. Matthew 28: 18.
[caption on the left
[captions on the right]
Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise. \ Luc. 23 \ PARADISE FOUND
[along lower edge]
Engd. and sold by C. F. Egelmann on Pennsmount near Reading.
Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein)
Rare Book Department
Hand-colored; hand-lettered; engraved form. The text in Roman script and print is in the center of the document. It is frame on the top by a garland that is held by two angels. Above it are eleven disciples who are looking up to Jesus who is speaking to them from a cloud. The main text is flanked by two pictures that are hanging by chains from poles. The image on the left depicts Adam and Eve beneath the tree with the snake. The eye of God is above them. The picture on the right depicts the crucifixion, with the three crosses, several people, and a town in the background. The Last Supper is depicted in the lower portion of the document.
Henry S. Borneman
Klaus Stopp, The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1998) vol. 4, p. 280.
Secondary Place Town/Township:
Geographic Coverage State/Province:Pennsylvania
Geographic Coverage City/Town/Township:Reading
Geographic Coverage Note:Based on location of printshop
Geographic Coverage Region/County:Berks
Creation Place Town/Township:
Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth
Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin):
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Anonymous - Scrivener
Carl Friedrich Egelmann (1782-1860) - Printer/Publisher
Carl Friedrich Egelmann (1782-1860) - Engraver