300th Anniversary Limited Edition Commemorative Fraktur

300th commemorative fraktur with watermark - large 3

Fraktur was an early folk art tradition of the Pennsylvania Germans, often used to note a special date such as a baptism, wedding, or a birth.  To continue this tradition, this fraktur is designed to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the arrival of Brubachers-Brubakers in North America.

Created by Lynn Sommer of New Holland, PA, a fraktur artist and descendant of the ‘A’ family line of Brubakers, Lynn comes from a line of artists and musicians.  While growing up in a small Swiss Mennonite community in Ohio, her family household was filled with the sounds of traditional hymns and the images of traditional folk art as depicted in quilts, furniture, stencils, and fraktur.

Lynn found herself drawn to the traditional arts and music of her heritage and has become a highly skilled fraktur artist. She is keeping alive within the larger Brubaker family the skill of fraktur creation first started by ‘E’ Family member John (Hans) Brubacher II, nephew of B-1 Jacob and C-1 John in the early to mid-1700’s.

John Brubacher’s style was the inspiration for this.  Lynn’s original of this masterpiece was auctioned off Saturday night, August 5th, 2017 as part of the events and festivities at our 300th Anniversary Celebration.

Limited Edition prints of this piece are available for purchase.  The size is 11″x14″ and suitable for framing.    Cost: $25.00

This piece is also available as a note card; size 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″.  Envelope included for each card.    Available only in quantities of 4 for $10.00.

**Please note that shipping and handling fees are not included.** 

For more details or to purchase, please contact us by email for details and/or to make your purchase.  Please allow up to 2-3 weeks for delivery.


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