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Fraktur is both a style of lettering and a highly artistic and elaborate illuminated folk art created by the Pennsylvania Dutch (also known as Pennsylvania Deitsch or Pennsylvanian German). Most Fraktur were created between 1740 and 1860.
Fraktur drawings were executed in ink and/or watercolors and are found in a wide variety of forms: the Vorschriften (writing samples), the Taufscheine (birth and baptismal certificates), marriage and house blessings, book plates, and floral and figurative scenes. The earlier Fraktur were executed entirely by hand, while printed text became increasingly common in later examples. Common artistic motifs in Fraktur include birds, hearts, and tulips, as well as blackletter and italic calligraphy.
Content Description +/-
This collection contains a hand drawn fraktur with the marriage of Anne Peebles to John B. Anderson.
Collection Use +/-
Restrictions on Access:
Open to public research.
Administrative Information +/-
This collection is arrranged by subject group. This collection is unprocessed.
This collection was processed by a Special Collections processor.
Collection materials are in English.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Language of the Finding Aid:
Finding guide is in English in Latin script.
Author of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid created by Sarah Langsdon.
EAD Creation Date:
Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard).