Antique Pennsylvania German folk art broadside or fraktur entitled CERTIFICATE OF Birth and Baptism. It is decorated with an eagle, angels, birds, baskets of flowers, and verses all surrounded by an ornamental border and painted in red and yellow. This is a hard to find, unfilled, never used certificante. It is inscribed on bottom center " G. S. Peters, Harrisburg, PA " the signature of Gustav Sigismund Peters (1793-1847). A German language version of this theme was used to illustrate the cover of the book " The Pennsylvania German Broadside. " Comes in a nice, oak wood frame ready to display. In very good used condition with toning, fold marks, small border tears, tape and imperfections as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 19" by 15 3/4"; Visible Image: 16" by 12 7/8" approximately.