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Currier & Ives, printmakers to the American people

Author: Harry Twyford Peters; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1942.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows how Currier and Ives produced and distributed inexpensive colored prints that recorded the news of their times and how their choice and treatment of subjects appealed to and reflected the interests and values of 19th-century Americans.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Peters, Harry T.
Currier and Ives.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1942
(OCoLC)647083978
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Twyford Peters; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 171756
Notes: "First edition."
Description: xvi pages, 2 leaves, 41 pages : 192 plates (some color ; including frontispiece, portraits, facsimiles) on 96 leaves ; 31 x 24 cm
Contents: I. Colored engravings for the people --
II. Mr. Currier and Mr. Ives --
III. Prints at six cents apiece wholesale --
IV. The artists --
Louis Maurer --
Thomas Worth --
Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait --
Fanny Palmer --
George Henry Durrie --
Charles Parsons --
V. The prints --
Views --
Political cartoons and banners --
Portraits --
Historical prints --
Certificates, moral and religious prints --
Sentimental prints --
Prints for children --
Country and pioneer home scenes --
Humor --
Lithographed sheet music --
Mississippi River prints --
Railroad prints --
Emancipation, speculation --
Horse prints --
Sporting events.
Responsibility: by Harry T. Peters.

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Shows how Currier and Ives produced and distributed inexpensive colored prints that recorded the news of their times and how their choice and treatment of subjects appealed to and reflected the interests and values of 19th-century Americans.

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