Old German Examples

In my daily work, I have already dealt with a wide variety of historical documents. There are letters, diaries, birth certificates, handicraft rolls, land register extracts, field postcards and much more. Before the 20th century, most documents were written by hand. There were also printed books, but they were also produced in old German script, for example in Fraktur or Antiqua. As this was a very elaborate process, it was only possible for book printers. PC printers did not yet exist and the typewriter did not appear until the end of the 19th century. So it is understandable that almost all documents were written in German handwriting.

With the help of some examples, I would like to show you the variety and beauty of these contemporary witnesses and the results of my transcription work of old German handwriting.