Item No: frk01051
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for a son of Johannes Fleischer
Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Diesen beiden Ehegatten \ Johannes Fleischer u. desen Ehefrau ist \ ein Sohn zur Welt gebo. in Reading \ den 11 Juny 1780 um 7 Uhr abends \ im Staat Pensylvanien bercks Caunty \ Die Taufzeugen Johannes Fleischer u. desen \ Ehefrau Eva.
To these two married people Johannes Fleischer and his wife a son was born into the world in Reading, on June 11, 1780, at 7 o’clock in the evening, in the state of Pennsylvania, Berks County. The sponsors were Johannes Fleischer and his wife Eva.
Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein)
Rare Book Department
Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur is in the center of the document. It is flanked by two birds with their necks bent up and backwards. Next to them are two parrots. In the upper center is an inverted heart with a fan-shaped flower, leaves and small fruit. It is flanked by two rampant horses. In the lower center is a large fan-shaped flower with leafy vines with small fruit and flowers. The entire document is framed by a decorative border.
Gilbert, Johann Conrad
"Johann Conrad Gilbert" in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 1, pp. 309-311.
Frederick S. Weiser, “His Deeds Followed Him: The Fraktur of John Conrad Gilbert,” in Der Reggeboge 16, no. 2 (1982): 33-45.
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[Gilbert, Johann Conrad (1734-1812)] - Decorator
[Gilbert, Johann Conrad (1734-1812)] - Scrivener