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Frakturs (documents)

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Documents, of Pennsylvania German origin and common in the 18th and 19th centuries, often family records such as birth certificates, decorated in a particular style of calligraphy and illumination.

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<document genres by form>

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fraktur (document)


12yrs ago

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