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Fraktur Angel

Whimsy from our past

By: Story and Design by Pat Hornafius and Photography by Richard Cooper
Fraktur Angel

This jaunty angel embodies the cheerful spirit of Christmas. Our crosslegged angel came to life as a decorative motif on a Fraktur Taufschein, a birth certificate dated 1813. Fraktur was a popular folk art in Pennsylvania German communities during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.


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