Pennsylvania Geburtsschein: Mary Hausel
Pennsylvania Geburtsschein (Birth Certificate) for Mary Hausel, born December 19th, 1829. Watercolor and ink on wove paper. Hand drawn, hand-colored and hand-lettered. Text in highly-ornamented calligraphy is complemented by brilliant red and green garland and wreath designs, no doubt to celebrate this birth near Christmas.
The red painted period frame measures 17” x 15 ½”. Professionally and archivally mounted.
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