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Currier and Ives Art Prints

Photography was in its infancy in the early 19th century and there were only a handful of newspapers, few magazines and an even smaller number of book publishers. In 1835, Nathanial Currier created his first lithographic print, an image documenting the Planter's Hotel fire in New Orleans. This documentation of a newsworthy event in print initiated a long tradition of capturing social, economic and political events in the medium, available for reproduction. Before Currier and his partner, James Merritt Ives, came on the scene, the use of color illustrations was virtually unheard of in the publishing business. Currier and Ives lined up black and white lithographs on long tables and hired women to individually handcolor the images. Although the artists generally supervised the colorists, often the colorist determined the palette. Currier and Ives used many different artists to produce the underlying lithographs and many gained worldwide reputations based on the popularity of the prints. Harry T. Peters documented and compiled one of the largest collections of Currier and Ives prints in an effort to preserve the art form for future generations, a collection which he donated to the Museum of the City of New York. According to Mr. Peter's notes, Currier and Ives published over 7,000 images.
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American Express Train
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$25.99
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American Homestead Winter
Fine-Art Print
16" x 12"
$19.99
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National Game of Baseball
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$23.99
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Home, Thanksgiving
Fine-Art Print
27" x 22"
$24.99
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American Homestead Autumn
Fine-Art Print
16" x 12"
$19.99
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Life of a Hunter
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$24.99
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Life of a Fireman
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$24.99
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American Homestead Spring
Fine-Art Print
16" x 12"
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American Homestead Summer
Fine-Art Print
16" x 12"
$19.99
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Village Blacksmith
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$19.99
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Wild Duck Shooting
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$24.99
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First Bird of the Season
Fine-Art Print
18" x 12"
$15.99
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Life in the Woods
Fine-Art Print
16" x 12"
$19.99
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Clipper Ship "Three Brothers", ca. 1875
Fine-Art Print
18" x 12"
$19.99
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Trotting Cracks the Forge
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$24.99
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The Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts, December 22nd 1620
Fine-Art Print
24" x 18"
$26.99
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American Forest Scenes
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$24.99
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The Rocky Mountains
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$24.99
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Central Park Winter
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$24.99
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Summer in the Country
Fine-Art Print
15" x 11"
$18.99
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American Hunting Scenes
Fine-Art Print
16" x 12"
$19.99
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Hunting Fishing & Forest Scenes
Fine-Art Print
16" x 12"
$19.99
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Market Preparations
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$23.99
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Across the Continent
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$23.99
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Flora Temple and Princess
Fine-Art Print
29" x 22"
$31.99
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Great Double Team Trot
Fine-Art Print
29" x 22"
$31.99
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Currier and Ives - Wayside Inn
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$24.99
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Currier and Ives - Whale Fishery
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$24.99
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Trolling for Bluefish
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$23.99
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Champions of the Mississippi
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$24.99
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American Winter Sports
Fine-Art Print
28" x 22"
$24.99
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Member - Fire Department, 1877
Fine-Art Print
16" x 22"
$25.99
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