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The Great Mississippi Steamboat Race by Currier and Ives

The Great Mississippi Steamboat Race by Currier and Ives


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Directory: Fine Art: Drawings: Pre 1900: Item # 1442165

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The Great Mississippi Steamboat Race by Currier and Ives, July 1870, from New Orleans to St. Louis. Frame Size 15 x19". Currier and Ives was a successful American printmaking firm based in New York City from 1835 to 1907 headed first by Nathaniel Currier, and later jointly with his partner James Merritt Ives. The prolific firm produced prints from paintings by fine artists as black and white lithographs that were hand colored. Lithographic prints could be reproduced quickly and purchased inexpensively, and the firm called itself "the Grand Central Depot for Cheap and Popular Prints" and advertised its lithographs as "colored engravings for the people".[1] The firm adopted the name "Currier and Ives" in 1857.