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PRESENTATION DRAWING FOR DANIEL BORCKHOLTER: A FRACTUR Probably Berks County, Pennsylvania, dated "1811"

PRESENTATION DRAWING FOR DANIEL BORCKHOLTER: A FRACTUR Probably Berks County, Pennsylvania, dated "1811"

Love Token- Date: ca. 1800 Geography: Mid-Atlantic, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States Culture: American Medium: Ink and watercolor on paper

Love Token- Date: ca. 1800 Geography: Mid-Atlantic, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States Culture: American Medium: Ink and watercolor on paper

Attributed to The Rockhill Township Artist I Bucks County, Pennsylvania I Early 19th century I Fraktur I Watercolor and ink on paper

Attributed to The Rockhill Township Artist I Bucks County, Pennsylvania I Early 19th century I Fraktur I Watercolor and ink on paper

Modern fraktur design by David Y. Ellinger (American 1913-2003), watercolor of a peacock, signed lower left, 12 1/4" x 16 1/4".  (Sold at Pook & Pook for $1185)

Modern fraktur design by David Y. Ellinger (American 1913-2003), watercolor of a peacock, signed lower left, 12 1/4" x 16 1/4". (Sold at Pook & Pook for $1185)

Ephrata imported from Germany one of the earliest printing presses in the colonies, now in the collection of Juniata College in Pennsylvania, the press is still functional.  Ephrata also began America’s love affair with fraktur, where calligraphy meets illustrative art.

Ephrata imported from Germany one of the earliest printing presses in the colonies, now in the collection of Juniata College in Pennsylvania, the press is still functional. Ephrata also began America’s love affair with fraktur, where calligraphy meets illustrative art.

Polychrome Painted Fraktur, possibly Lebanon, Pennsylvania, c. 1824, ink and watercolor on paper birth announcement ornamented with a tulip, flower blossoms, and a heart with ink inscriptions "Michael Grabiel was born the 27th of September, 1814/1824," (tears, toning, laid down), 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in., in a stencil-decorated period frame.

Polychrome Painted Fraktur, possibly Lebanon, Pennsylvania, c. 1824, ink and watercolor on paper birth announcement ornamented with a tulip, flower blossoms, and a heart with ink inscriptions "Michael Grabiel was born the 27th of September, 1814/1824," (tears, toning, laid down), 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in., in a stencil-decorated period frame.

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