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1962

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2015

2022

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Calligraphy, Fraktur taufschein (Birth Certificate)

This is a Calligraphy. It is dated ca. 1804 and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is calligraphy in brown ink, brush and watercolor on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Hamill & Barker. It is credited Gift of Hamill and Barker.

Its dimensions are

34.5 × 42.3 cm (13 9/16 × 16 5/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Calligraphy, Fraktur taufschein (Birth Certificate); calligraphy in brown ink, brush and watercolor on paper; 34.5 × 42.3 cm (13 9/16 × 16 5/8 in.); Gift of Hamill and Barker; 1962-143-85

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