Fraktur

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I wanted to talk about Fraktur this morning and while researching a little on the internet, treat I found this wonderful 1836 German Fraktur Scherenschnitte, cialis pronounced shear-n-snit, pharm Valentine on ebay.

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Fraktur are hand-written manuscripts, in pen and ink and watercolors. These beautiful manuscripts were made primarlity by Pennsylvania German and American German families in the second half of the 18th century and throughout the 19th century. Fraktur is still being reproduced by many talented artist of today.

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American Fraktur was used on family events, such as births and baptisms. Because American Fraktur documents were personal, they were decorated for fun, and were meant to be kept in families and enjoyed.

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This is one that I own. I bought it many years ago. It is done by a contemperary artist, and I have always enjoyed it.
If you would like to read more about this wonderful art, here is a link you might find interesting.
Happy day!

8 Responses to “Fraktur”

  1. Christine LeFever Says:

    I too so love Fraktur! In fact, I just finished doing a cloth rendition of one for the Valentine scene of which I’m way behind. My dear husband, Gregory, did a lovely story for EAL on Fraktur. Give this one a try: http://www.gregorylefever.com/p_magwriting.htm

    If it doesn’t come through, his website is http://www.gregorylefever.com. and it is under his portfolio, so scroll down to click on the PDF and voila, there it will be on your desk top, big as life!

    Thank you for your very lovely input on this topic of such endearing art, Carole. Your Country Store is the sweetest one yet!
    ~xo,
    Christine

  2. Deena Warner Says:

    I love it all so much!!

    deena

  3. Nancy Says:

    Hi Carole! I have been wanting to learn more about Frakturs, and that first one pictured is so unique ! Can you imagine receiving that for Valentines Day?? I love the one you own too, lucky you!
    I just started to read Christine’s husbands article in EAL, and I learned so much from just the first sentence, “It means fractured as in broken lettering”…
    I did not even know that! Very Cool!
    Nan

  4. Lana Says:

    CARole, thank you for sharing these Frakturs. I have been more and more interested in them since learning more about them at ECP. That cut Valentine is wonderful!

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