Currier and Ives Prints

995.12.06  Currier and Ives hand-colored lithograph entitled: The Famous Trotting Gelding Guy by Kentucky Prince, Record 2:10 3/4994.22.12 Currier and Ives hand-colored lithograph entitled: Lady Thorn - The Celebrated Trotting Mare - formerly the 'Maid of Ashland'995.12.05  Currier and Ives hand-colored lithograph entitled: The Grey Mare Lucy the Pacing Queen, of the famous quartette of 1879. Sired by Tom Crowder. Winner at Cleveland O. July 31st  1879, Purse $1,000: Beating Sleepy Tom, Rowdy Boy and Mattie Hunter. Record 2:14.995.12.07  Currier and Ives lithograph entitled "Croxie by Clark Chief," Record 2:19 1/4.  Brown horse pulling rider and sulky to right. Copyright 1878.995.12.08  Currier & Ives hand-colored lithograph entitled: The Grand Pacer FLYING JIB, Record 2:04 - copyright Currier and Ives 1892.995.12.09  Currier & Ives hand-colored lithograph entitled: The Celebrated trotting Stallion Ethan Allen in double harness with running mate. Driven by Dan Mace, trotting against Dexter to Sulky on the Fasion Course, L.I. June 21st, 1867  Winning in three straight heats, in the unparalleled time of 2:15, 2:16, 2:19.995.12.10  Currier & Ives hand-colored lithograph entitled: Spendthrift by imp Australian, dam Aerolite by Lexington - Copyright 1880.995.12.12  Currier and Ives hand-colored lithograph entitled: The Great Pacer Sorrel Dan, driven by Dan Mace. Record 2:14 - Copyright 1880.995.12.11  Currier and Ives hand-colored lithograph entitled: The Trotting Queen Maud S. Record 2:08 3/4 - Copyright 1881.995.12.13  Currier and Ives hand-colored lithograph entitled: The Grand California Filly SUNOL, Record 2:101/2 at 3 yrs. old by Electioneer-Dam by Gen'l Benton, Grandam Waxy by Lexington995.12.14  Currier and Ives hand-colored lithograph entitled: "A Team That Takes No Dust" - Copyright 1875.995.12.15  Hand-colored Currier & Ives lithograph entitled: " Parole" - Copyright 1877.  Brown gelding by Imp. Leamington, Dam Maiden by Lexington.  The American Victor on the English Turf. Winner of the Newmarket Handicap, April 16th., 1879; the City and Suburban Handicap April 22nd. 1879; the Great Metropolitan Stakes, a Handicap for all ages, April 23, 1879; and the Cheshire Handicap Stakes, May 8th, 1879, and the Epsom Gold Cup, May 30th, 1879. 995.12.16  Currier and Ives, hand-colored lithograph entitled: Falsetto by Enquirer dam Farfaletta, by imp Australian/Published by Currier & Ives/Copyright 1879 by Currier & Ives/U5 Nassau St. New York995.12.17  Currier and Ives print, hand-colored lithograph entitled: The Celebrated Trotting Stallion France's Alexander by Ben Patchen, dam by Canada Jack Record 2:19 - Copyright 1882.995.12.18  Currier and Ives hand-colored lithograph entitled: The Pacing King Hal Pointer, by Brown Hal, Driven by Ed. Geers at Terre Haute  Ind., Oct 9, 1890, Paced three heats in 2:09 3/4 - 2:12 3/4 - 2:13  Record 2:09 1/4 - Copyright 1891.995.12.19  Hand-colored Currier and Ives lithograph entitled: "Iroquois" reads: Mr. Pierre Lorillard's br. colt  -3 yrs.- Iroquois, by Leaminton, dam Maggie B.B by Australian. Ridden by the famous English Jockey Fred Archer. Winner of the English Derby at Epsom June 1st. 1881. Stamped on reverse side: James H. Alexander April 25, 1939.
Currier and Ives Prints

Medium or Technique:

Hand-colored Lithographs

Accession Number:

995.12

Description:

Started as N. Currier in 1834, the Currier & Ives firm is probably the best known lithographic printer in the United States. Calling themselves "the Grand Central Depot for Cheap and Popular Prints" they advertised their products as "colored engravings for the people." They produced most of the prints as black and white lithographs and then had the colors painted by hand. Currier & Ives' prints reflected the Victorian-era middle class sensibilities and interests. The prints depicted a variety of images of American life, including winter scenes, horse racing images, portraits of people, pictures of ships, sporting events, patriotic and historical events, - including ferocious battles of the American Civil War, the building of cities and railroads, and Lincoln's assassination.

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