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Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein)

William Ottoc. 1837

Reading Public Museum

Reading Public Museum

This free-hand Taufschein was painted by William Otto but infilled by an anonymous scrivener. William was one of several fraktur-producing sons of Heinrich Otto. Peter Otto, the father of Mary of this certificate was the grandson of Heinrich Otto. Peter was a highly accomplished scrivener who worked about 1827 to 1846.

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  • Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein)
  • Creator: William Otto
  • Date Created: c. 1837
  • Physical Dimensions: 16.375"h x 19.9375"w
  • Type: work on paper
  • Medium: iron gall ink and watercolor on paper
  • Culture: American
  • Credit Line: Museum Purchase
  • Creator Death Date: 1841
  • Creator Birth Date: 1761

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