Fraktur depicting Hessian soldiers, Lancaster County, PA, circa 1780.
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The certificate of birth and baptism employs the Fraktur script and decoration characteristic of Pennsylvania legal documents. This one depicts four Hessian soldiers with their pigtails.

Credit: Courtesy of the Lancaster County Historical Society

This Pennsylvania German Fraktur contains one of the few contemporary images of Hessian soldiers, some of whom remained in the Pennsylvania after the end of the war for independence.

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