4 responses to Pennsylvania German Fraktur Art
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    Comment on Pennsylvania German Fraktur Art (April 17th, 2015 at 08:29)

    We have several examples of this from my husband’s family on certificates and hand-stitched items. The work on them is really amazing. Thanks for providing us with this information. We would love to go see this exhibit.

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    Naomi Wilson
    Comment on Pennsylvania German Fraktur Art (April 17th, 2015 at 09:46)

    That birth record is so pretty. When my husband and I were married, we had someone paint our marriage certificate in a similar way. We asked the lady who did it if she would insert small garden insects among the flowers, just as a fun, whimsical thing for our children and grandchildren to find someday. If you look carefully, you can find an ant, a grasshopper, a cricket, etc.

    Also, my husband’s grandmother had a tradition of taking each couple’s wedding invitation and painting it in a personalized way with flowers, candles, and such. By the time she did ours she was in declining health, and the painting is a little shaky looking, but of course it is such a treasure for us and sits framed in our bedroom.

    These pretty, personalized touches turns ordinary family memorabilia into something that is so special.

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    Dennis Haller
    Comment on Raeb Fraktur (December 7th, 2016 at 16:44)

    Raeb Fraktur


    Would you please advise if you have any information on a fraktur artist by the name of RAEB (I think, signature is small). I own what is suppossed to be the largest fraktur that she (?) ever produced and was porported to have said she would never make another that size.
    It is a portrait of George and Martha Washington.

    I would appreciate any information or direction you may afford me.

    Kindest regards,

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    Sarah Scholly
    Comment on Amish Fraktur (January 12th, 2018 at 21:36)

    Amish Fraktur

    My great-great aunt was Barbara Ebersole, the renowned Amish Fraktur artist. I was wondering if you knew where I could search to possibly purchase on of her pieces?

    Thank you.

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