"Taufschein" or circa 1801 birth and baptismal certificate.

The German text of this document is enclosed in a heart shaped design; the area outside the heart is illustrated with flowers and leaves in reds, blues, greens and yellows
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Most early fraktur were created by schoolmasters entirely by hand. Later, printing was used to create the forms and professional scriveners were employed to personalize them. This attractive "taufschein" or circa 1801 birth and baptismal certificate was created entirely by hand in Berks county.