Record of Birth and Baptism / To These Two Parents: / As [“Charles S. Christman” in red ink manuscript] and His Wife / [Sarah A.] a daughter of [Charles / Koch] was born a [daughter] on the / [22th] day of [November] / in the year of our Lord 18[64]. / This child was born in [Maxatawne / Township, Berks] county, in the State / of Pennsylvania, in North America; was baptized / on the [13th] day of [February] 18[65] / by the Rev. [A. Hereman] and received / the name of [Mary Allen]. / Witness present at the baptism: / [the Parents selves]

Allentown, PA: Printed and sold by Saeger & Leisenring, 1864. Illustrated broadside, 17 x 14 inches, a partially printed birth certificate completed in red ink, with a central cut of an eagle (2 1/2 x 7 ½ inches] below the top edge, Angels (4 x 7 inches) flanking the certification, perching birds [5 ¼ x 3 ½ inches] at the lower corners, boxed poems flanking the eagle and another below the certification, all hand-colored and all enclosed within an ornamental border. OCLC locates one copy (Easton Public). A little wear around the edges, several brown spots, but very good. Item #68631

Price: $250.00

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