Two (2) Pennsylvania Frakturs, both unframed. 1st item: Watercolor family record fraktur, dated 1820, in the manner of the work of Joseph Lochbaum, also known as the Nine Hearts Artist (Southeast Pennsylvania, 1738-1815/active 1799-1806). Comprised of nine (9) hearts flanked upper left and right by two primitive angels, floral, tulip and leaf garland and 3 mariner's compass stars. Fraktur measures 13 1/8" H x 15 5/8" W. Overall – 16" H x 18" W. 2nd item: Hand-colored birth and baptismal fraktur, printed by Johann S. Wiestling, Harrisburg, PA, dated 1823. Fraktur – 15 3/4" H x 13 1/4" W. Overall – 16" H x 18" W. CONDITION: 1st item: Laid down on brown paper. Fold line down center. Creasing and foxing to perimeter. Some tears to margins, largest measuring 3" long, upper left quadrant. Bending to upper right corner. Scattered minor losses to paint, primarily lower and right margin, less than 5%. 2nd item: Laid down on brown paper. Scattered foxing and creasing; some staining to lower left corner; small tears to right margin.
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