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Framed Fraktur: "CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH AND BAPTISM. To these two Parents: Edward Givens and His Wife Margareta a born Walch was born a Son on the (not written in) Day of October in the year of our Lord 1819. The child was born in Windsor Township in York C

Printed and for sale by G.S. Peters, Harrisburg, Pa. 1829 Frame 19 x 16, black painted wood with glass, wood backing, fraktur 15.5 x 13, cream background, illustrated with angels, birds, flower, an eagle and a floral border in red and yellow. Fraktur is heavily toned, stained, small holes, missing a piece (about 1.25") near right margin, edge tears, brittle, still colorful, frame is worn/scraped/scratched, paint wearing off on edges, missing a piece on the right side edge, approx 2.5". Two small boxes at the top have these cheery thoughts: "Infinite joy or endless woe, attends on every breath; and yet how unconcerned we go Upon the brink of death!" and "Our wasting lives grow shorter still As days and months increase; And every beating pulse we tell, Leaves but the number less." If the fraktur was a book it would be described as a "poor man's copy." Sold as is.


Book Id: 98-8551

Price: $250.00

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