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A birth certificate printed in German, in Reading, Pennsylvania, and dated September, 1812. It is hand colored with more restraint than is usually found. It is unframed, and there is some roughness ar...
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You have covered the basics in your abode, from unpacking to painting, and you are looking for something spectacular to add a special touch to your home. If you like woodland and other outdoorsy motifs, a Fraktur takes your design from dull to charming in an instant. Fraktur, a type of folk art originating with the Pennsylvania Dutch, typically tackles topics found in nature, such as flowers, fowl, fauna, and figures. Fraktur are complex creations, relying on intricate lines and detailed drawings. Originally, Fraktur served a specific purpose. For instance, Fraktur was used on birth certificates, baptism certificates, marriage licenses, and book plates. It branched out to include decorative pieces as the style progressed. Though the oldest versions of Fraktur are exclusively hand painted, printed versions became available as technology advanced. There is a vast inventory of Fraktur on eBay, including hand-painted and printed pieces. This makes it simple to select something that speaks to your personal sense of style. Display your new Fraktur in your home, adding a sense of timeless tradition and heartwarming history.

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