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Dish

Classification: 
Date: 
1850s
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 6 3/8 in. ( 2.9 x 16.2 cm )
Description: 
Amber glass; similar to Roman Rosette pattern.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1064
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
48843
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Dish

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 7 1/8 in. ( 5.1 x 18.1 cm )
Description: 
Clear glass; variation of horn of plenty pattern with rayed center; scalloped rim, lacy background.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1065
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
48841
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Egg cup

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1850
Medium: 
Glass
Description: 
Clear pressed glass; lacy; palmette patter; flat circular foot with scalloped edge; scalloped edge on bowl
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1074
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
48840
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cup

Classification: 
Date: 
1880's
Medium: 
glass
Description: 
Clear glass; one handle broken; three handles; circular figures cut in sides; sunburst cut in bottom; rope edge.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1075
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
48739
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fraktur: Certificate of the Birth and Baptism of Peter Lang in Berks County, Pennsylvania

Classification: 
Date: 
1803
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown ink, and gouache on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 5/8 x 12 3/4 in. ( 21.9 x 32.4 cm )
Description: 
Fraktur: Horizontal rectangular sheet with handwritten German inscription enclosed in a heart in the center; decoration in sepia and bright pink watercolor consisting of a flower in each upper corner and a bird in each lower corner.
Credit Line: 
Elie Nadelman, Museum of Folk Arts, Riverdale-on-Hudson, Bronx, New York
Object Number: 
1937.1811
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed in German at center: "Peter Lang / ist geboren den 3ten Mertz 1803 in Pennsyl. / in Berks Cownty in Longswain Townschip. / Der Vater war Peter Lang und die / Mutter Elizabetha eine geborne / Küferin und wurde getauft von Hn. Henr / Helfrig. Taufzeugen waren Peter / Küfer und seine Frau / Maria."
Gallery Label: 
The Pennsylvania Germans practiced a manuscript art called Frakturschrift or Zierschrift in German ("fraktur" in museum and collecting terminology). This art form, combining calligraphy with decorative motifs in ink and watercolor, was produced widely in Pennsylvania and in German settlements in other states from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1803
eMuseum Object ID: 
46220
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fraktur: Certificate of the Birth and Baptism of Barbara Wunderlich in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Classification: 
Date: 
1799
Medium: 
Brown ink, and red and green gouache on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 x 16 3/8 in. ( 33 x 41.6 cm )
Description: 
Fraktur: Horizontal sheet with rounded corners and slightly serpentine top edge, with handwritten German inscription in red and black extending from top to bottom; foliate design at upper center flanked by a large star-like figure in red, green, and black in each upper corner.
Credit Line: 
Elie Nadelman, Museum of Folk Arts, Riverdale-on-Hudson, Bronx, New York
Object Number: 
1937.1823
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed in German at upper center, beginning: "Im Jahr Chr- / isty den 16en Tag Sebtember 1765. Bin ich: / Barbara = Wunderligin zur welt gebohren. / Mein Vater ist gewesen Johan Wunderlich u. meine Mutter Nahmens Elisabetha eine gebohrne Siglerin. / Ich Barbara bin Gebohren und erzogen worden. In Bäckstein Taunschip, Dauphen Cauntey, In Dem Staadt / Penselvania. Und zur Evangelische Lutärische Religon zur Heiligen Tauf gebracht, und getauft worden / von Pfarr Herr Enderlein. Meine Taufzeigen sind gewesen Peter Fischer und seine Ehefrau Catharina. . . ."; at lower center: "Bethlehem, In Lebanon Township, der 22te, Mertz, Im Jahr Domini 1799."
Gallery Label: 
The Pennsylvania Germans practiced a manuscript art called Frakturschrift or Zierschrift in German ("fraktur" in museum and collecting terminology). This art form, combining calligraphy with decorative motifs in ink and watercolor, was produced widely in Pennsylvania and in German settlements in other states from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1799
eMuseum Object ID: 
46219
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fraktur: Certificate of the Birth and Baptism of Elisabeth Sebold in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania

Classification: 
Date: 
1816
Medium: 
Gouache, brown ink, and graphite on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. ( 33.7 x 41.9 cm )
Description: 
Fraktur: Horizontal rectangular sheet with centered handwritten German inscription enclosed in a red frame with rectangular corners and curved segments at either side; surrounding border consisting of ten large stylized tulips painted in red, green and yellow.
Credit Line: 
Elie Nadelman, Museum of Folk Arts, Riverdale-on-Hudson, Bronx, New York
Object Number: 
1937.1820
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed in German at center: "Tauf-Schein / Elisabeth Sebold / Ist gebohren im Jahr 1816 der 29ten May um / halb 12 uhr Mittags im zeichen dem Krebs in union / Taunschip Union Cauntÿ im Staat Pennsÿlvania, sie / wurde getauft der 28ten Julius 1816 von Pfarher [lgen?] / . Die Taufzeugen sind Abraham Alter und dessen Ehefrau / Magdalena. Die Eltern sind mit Namen Christopher Sebold / und dessen Ehefrau Maria, dem Abraham Alter seine / Eh'liche Tochter."
Gallery Label: 
The Pennsylvania Germans practiced a manuscript art called Frakturschrift or Zierschrift in German ("fraktur" in museum and collecting terminology). This art form, combining calligraphy with decorative motifs in ink and watercolor, was produced widely in Pennsylvania and in German settlements in other states from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1816
eMuseum Object ID: 
46218
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fraktur: Certificate of the Birth and Baptism of Christina Michaelin in Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Classification: 
Date: 
c. 1807
Medium: 
Gouache and brown ink on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 x 15 3/4 in. ( 33 x 40 cm ) mounted: 13 1/2 x 16 1/4 in. ( 34.3 x 41.3 cm )
Description: 
Fraktur: Horizontal rectangular sheet with handwritten German inscription in a circular frame with border of large red, blue, yellow and black lozenges, with additional text in enclosed in two blue-outlined hearts at bottom; margins decorated with circular floral motifs in upper corners, shields in lower corners, and a tulip at bottom center.
Credit Line: 
Elie Nadelman, Museum of Folk Arts, Riverdale-on-Hudson, Bronx, New York
Object Number: 
1937.1818
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed in German at center: "Diesen beiden Ehegaten als / Johannes Michael und seiner / Eh'lichen Hausfrau Anna Elisabetha eine / geborne Beckin, ist eine Tochter / zur Welt geboren Namens Christina Michaelin / im Jahr Christi 1807 den 26. Tag September / um 3 Uhr Nachmittags im zeichen der Krebs / Diese Christina Michaelin ist geboren und getauft / in American im Staat Pennsylvanien in Northampton / County und in Nazareth Taunschip; Obengemeldte / Christina Michaelin ist getauft worden den 8ten / Tag November 1807 von Herrn / Thomas Bümb jünger Reformirter Prediger. Tauf= / zeugen waren Johannes Fogel und deßen Ehefrau / Christina. . . ."
Gallery Label: 
The Pennsylvania Germans practiced a manuscript art called Frakturschrift or Zierschrift in German ("fraktur" in museum and collecting terminology). This art form, combining calligraphy with decorative motifs in ink and watercolor, was produced widely in Pennsylvania and in German settlements in other states from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1807
eMuseum Object ID: 
46217
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fraktur: "Shriftliches Berlangen (Written Longings)", Nine Prayers

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1820
Medium: 
Watercolor and red and brown ink on beige paper laid on pages from a book
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/8 x 12 1/8 in. ( 28.3 x 30.8 cm )
Description: 
Fraktur: Rectangular sheet composed of three vertical strips with handwritten German text arranged in three columns with nine numbered sections (1-9) alternately inscribed in red and black ink; title "Shriftliches Berlangen" enclosed in a rectangular cartouche with stylized floral decoration at upper center
Credit Line: 
Elie Nadelman, Museum of Folk Arts, Riverdale-on-Hudson, Bronx, New York
Object Number: 
1937.1814
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper center: "Christliches Verlangen", followed by nine prayers in German, beginning, at left: "Wo ist Jesus mein verlangen? / Mein geliebter Herr und Freund! / Wo ist er dan hin gegangen? / Wo mag er zu finden seÿn? / Meine See list sehr betrübet, / Mit viel Sünden abgematt, / Wo ist Jesus den sie liebet? / Den begehrt sie Tag und Nacht. / 2. Ach, Ich ruf für Pein und Schmerzen, / Wo ist dan mein Jesus hien? / Mein ruh ist in meinen Herzen / Lang bis ich beÿ ihm bin / Ach wer gibt mir Tauben Flügel? / Das ich kan zu jeder frist, / Flügen über Berg und Hügel / Suchen wo mein Jesus ist. / 3. Er vertreibet angst und schmerzen / Er vertreibet Sünd und Tod, / Wenn sie quälen in dein Herzen / Er hilft jeden aus der Noth; / Darum will ich nicht nach lassen, / Will bald laufen hin und her, / Auf den Feldern, auf den Strassen, / Will ihn suchen mehr und mehr. . . ." Signed at lower center in brown ink: "Beschrieben von mir Isaac Fries..."
Gallery Label: 
The Pennsylvania Germans practiced a manuscript art called Frakturschrift or Zierschrift in German ("fraktur" in museum and collecting terminology). This art form, combining calligraphy with decorative motifs in ink and watercolor, was produced widely in Pennsylvania and in German settlements in other states from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
46216
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fraktur: Certificate of the Birth and Baptism of Jonathan Lang in Berks County, Pennsylvania

Classification: 
Date: 
1800
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown ink, and gouache on beige paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. ( 45.1 x 32.4 cm )
Description: 
Fraktur: Horizontal rectangular sheet with handwritten German inscription enclosed in a heart in the center; decoration in sepia and bright pink watercolor consisting of a flower in each upper corner and a bird in each lower corner.
Credit Line: 
Elie Nadelman, Museum of Folk Arts, Riverdale-on-Hudson, Bronx, New York
Object Number: 
1937.1812
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed in German at center: "Jonathan Lang / ist geboren den 6ten Mertz 1800 in Pennsylv. / in Berks Cownty in Maxedany [Maxatawny] Townschip. / Der Vater war Peter Lang und die / Mutter Elizabetha eine geborne / Küferin. Und wurde getauft von Hn. Henr. / Helfrig. Taufzeugen waren / Adam Klein und seine frau / Magdalena."
Gallery Label: 
The Pennsylvania Germans practiced a manuscript art called Frakturschrift or Zierschrift in German ("fraktur" in museum and collecting terminology). This art form, combining calligraphy with decorative motifs in ink and watercolor, was produced widely in Pennsylvania and in German settlements in other states from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
46215
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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