antique Pennsylvania fraktur taufschein
Attributed to the "Tall Soldiers Artist" (active c. 1760-1780), Northampton County, Pennsylvania
watercolor and ink on laid paper
8 1/2" x 13 1/2"; sight
translation: Michael Bossert was born into this world on 26 February in the year 1766 of Christian Lutheran parents. His Godfather Johann Michael Ritter has had this baptismal certificate made for him in celebration thereof. His Godmothr was Margaretha Beck.
Literature: for a related example, see Minardi, Drawn with Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur from the Joan and Victor Johnson Collection (2015), p. 50.