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Currier and Ives was the most prolific and successful company of lithographers in the U.S. Its lithographs represented every phase of American life, and included the themes of hunting, fishing, whaling, city life, rural scenes, historical scenes, clipper ships, yachts, steamships, the Mississippi River, Hudson River scenes, railroads, politics, comedy, gold mining, winter scenes, commentary on life, portraits, and still life. Hand-operated printing presses occupied the third floor. Artists, stone grinders, and lithographers worked on the fourth floor, Colorists worked on the fifth floor. Small works sold for from five to twenty cents each and large works sold for $1 to $3 a piece. The Currier and Ives firm branched out from its central shop in New York City to sell prints via pushcart vendors, peddlers and book stores. The firm sold retail as well as wholesale, establishing outlets in cities across the country and in London. It also sold work through the mail, and internationally through a London office and agents in Europe. The 19th-century Victorian public, with its interest in current events and sentimental taste, was receptive to the firm's products. Currier and Ives prints were among the most popular wall hangings of the day. In 1872, the Currier and Ives catalog proudly proclaimed: "... our Prints have become a staple article... in great demand in every part of the country... In fact without exception, all that we have published have met with a quick and ready sale." Currier & Ives prints were among the household decorations considered appropriate for a proper home by Catharine Esther Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe, authors of American Woman's Home (1869): "The great value of pictures for the home would be, after all, in their sentiment. They should express the sincere ideas and tastes of the household and not the tyrannical dicta of some art critic or neighbor."


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Americas Cup Race - Yacht America by Currier and Ives

Americas Cup Race - Yacht America by Currier and Ives

The legendary printmaking firm of Currier & Ives created exceptionally popular, iconic 19th-century American art. The business’ founder, Nathaniel...



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Brooklyn Bridge Opening by Currier and Ives

Brooklyn Bridge Opening by Currier and Ives

The legendary printmaking firm of Currier & Ives created exceptionally popular, iconic 19th-century American art. The business’ founder, Nathaniel...



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Home Sweet Home by Currier and Ives

Home Sweet Home by Currier and Ives

The legendary printmaking firm of Currier & Ives created exceptionally popular, iconic 19th-century American art. The business’ founder, Nathaniel...



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Hudson River The Crows Nest by Currier and Ives

Hudson River The Crows Nest by Currier and Ives

The legendary printmaking firm of Currier & Ives created exceptionally popular, iconic 19th-century American art. The business’ founder, Nathaniel...



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Idlewild On The Hudson, The Glen by Currier and Ives

Idlewild On The Hudson, The Glen by Currier and Ives

The legendary printmaking firm of Currier & Ives created exceptionally popular, iconic 19th-century American art. The business’ founder, Nathaniel...



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Ireland by Currier and Ives

Ireland by Currier and Ives

The legendary printmaking firm of Currier & Ives created exceptionally popular, iconic 19th-century American art. The business’ founder, Nathaniel...



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