Wednesday, March 27, 2013

200th Birth Anniversary of Nathaniel Currier

American Homestead Winter Currier and Ives
American Homestead Winter - Currier and Ives, Public Domain
Nathaniel Currier, of Currier and Ives fame, started his famously prolific lithographic company in the 19th century and produced over 7500 lithographs. The Currier and Ives lithographic style is probably one of the most recognizable anywhere, as the images are often reproduced for greeting cards and other merchandise. While today most people associate Currier and Ives with Christmas cards and cookie tins, the company also produced a number of illustrative lithographs depicting political figures and events. Their collection may be viewed on many websites, as most, if not all, is in the public domain:

  • Currier & Ives Foundation
  • Online Gallery of Currier & Ives Prints
  • Currier & Ives, Printmakers to the American People
  • Currier and Ives, Printmakers to the People
  • A Gallery of Currier and Ives Lithographs
  • Library of Congress Digital Resources; search Currier and Ives
  • Behind the Scenes: The Artists Who Worked for Currier and Ives
  • Currier and Ives Tradecards
  • Currier and Ives, Perspectives on America
  • Harriet Endicott Waite research material concerning Currier & Ives, 1923-1956  from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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