Originally produced in 1998 for PBS, this documentary traces the arrival of the PA Dutch in America, along with their visual culture.
Synopsis: Explores the handicrafts and traditional arts of the “Pennsylvania Dutch,” who actually are the descendants of German immigrants. Filmed in the Pennsylvania countryside, the program highlights the craftspeople, musicians and artists who keep Pennsylvania German folk art a thriving part of American culture. Practitioners demonstrate their skills and share their feelings about their art, while historians and art curators add insight and perspective. Featured arts include: fraktur, the art of illuminated writing; pottery; tole ware, the practice of decorating tin with varnished color; and hex signs and other barn decorations.
You can watch the full program on PBS.org.
UPDATE: You can find the full PA Books episode featuring Corinne and Russell Earnest discussing their book 'The Heart of Taufschein' here.
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The Free Library of Philadelphia mounts two exhibitions. Quill & Brush: Pennsylvania German Fraktur and Material Culture will feature original fraktur works along with Pennsylvania German artifacts, manuscripts, and ...
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Read this article for a concise introduction to the basics of Fraktur.
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This is a free lecture that will be given by Patrick Donmoyer at the Ephrata Public Library ...
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The 200-year-old practice has been a mystery for many in Pennsylvania.
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A fraktur by Daniel Peterman sold recently at Wehrly's Auction in Codorus Township for $9,680, according to Scott Wehrly.
Source: York County fraktur fetches nearly $10,000 at auction - The York ...
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You can see some of their work at The Oxenfords Country Crafts & Things website.
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