Works of Art: Revolutionary War Frakturs of the Pennsylvania Dutch

As a graphic designer obsessed with hand-lettered typography, I could not tear myself away from this gallery of illuminated pedigrees created by Pennsylvania Dutch families between 1740 and 1860, courtesy of the National Archives: Frakturs are elaborate illuminated folk art created by the Pennsylvania dutch between 1740 and 1860. They came in a variety of forms including birth, … Continue reading Works of Art: Revolutionary War Frakturs of the Pennsylvania Dutch