Up the Grand Antiques

 Pennsylvania German Fraktur Masterpiece From Waterloo County, Ontario, Attributed To Samuel S. Brubacher


RegUp the Grand Antiques is located in Grand River Valley, Ontario

Spectacular Fraktur from Waterloo County, Ontario. Professionally mounted by certified paper conservator in period, gold-leafed frame!!! This elaborately decorated, antique, folk art masterpiece records the birth of Anna Catharina Bitzer, in Preston (present-day Cambridge) on June 14, 1849. It is attributed to folk artist Samuel S. Brubacher, a Pennsylvania German Mennonite who farmed on the outskirts of Berlin (present day Kitchener) and who practised Fraktur and Scherenschnitte (Pennsylvania German Paper Cutting) as a sideline to farming. The dimensions of Anna Catharina Bitzer's birth certificate are 11" X 14" unframed and 16" X 19" framed.