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Birth Certificate of Johannis Mennert, 1821

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Conestoga, Pennsylvania
Watercolor on paper, Image H: 10 in, Image W: 7.75 in, Frame H: 13.75 in, Frame W: 10.875 in
Gift of Henry Ploch, 2000  2000.19.5
Not On View
recto: c., orange ink: " Johannis Mennert / ist aus diese welt geboren im Jahr / unsere herrn and heilandes Jesu / Christi Anno 1821 den 29 Septem- / ber in Conostogo taunschin Lanca - / ster caunty und in nord America".

wood backing: u.l. typed and printed paper label "BIRTH CERTIFICATE - JONNASE MENNERT NO. 1300 / BY Anonymous / Medium Pa. Fractur S.P. [illegible] / Found Lancaster County, Pa. Size 9 x 12" / Nelrac:4/52:MSX Inscription in German records this as executed in Conostoga Twnsp. / Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 20, 1821 / AMERICAN FOLK ART GALLERY / Established 1929 [Stamp: blue ink] May 26, 1969 / 32 East 51st Street, New York City"; wood backing: u.l. gum label [partially covered by American Folk Art Gallery label] "#13 [illegible]"

Provenance: Edith Halpert, New York, New York; to Henry Ploch, Clifton, New Jersey.
Exhibition History:
"Quilt Masterpieces from Folk Art to Fine Art", The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey (October 17, 2003 - January 11, 2004)

Keywords: Birth, Document, Fraktur