Thursday, June 21, 2007

Currier & Ives Horses The Leaders

Currier & Ives--Leaders, Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-pga-00808]TITLE: The leaders, CALL NUMBER: PGA - Currier & Ives--Leaders (D size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-pga-00808 (digital file from original print) No known restrictions on publication.
Digital ID: pga 00808 Source: digital file from original print Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-pga-00808 (digital file from original print) Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Retrieve higher resolution JPEG version (102 kilobytes)

MEDIUM: 1 print : chromolithograph. CREATED, PUBLISHED: New York : Published by Currier & Ives, c1888. CREATOR: Currier & Ives. NOTES: Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 3742

FORMAT: Chromolithographs Color 1880-1890. REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID: (digital file from original print) pga 00808 CARD #: 2002708514

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-pga-00808]

MARC Record Line 540 - No known restrictions on publication.

Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 (THIS IMAGE) are now in the public domain.

Currier and Ives From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Currier first worked as a printmaker in the firm of Stodart & Currier, and then later as N. Currier (1835-1856). Newspapers did not have pictures. Therefore, the public was interested in some source for pictures of recent newsworthy events. In 1835, Currier produced the print, "Ruins of the Planter's Hotel, New Orleans, which fell at two O’clock on the Morning of the 15th of May 1835, burying 50 persons, 40 of whom Escaped with their Lives." The print was moderately successful.

In 1840, he produced "Awful Conflagration of the Steamboat Lexington in Long Island Sound on Monday Evening, January 18, 1840, by which melancholy occurrence over One Hundred Persons Perished". The print was very successful, and Currier soon had a weekly insert in the New York Sun.

In 1852, Ives started working as the accountant for the firm. Ives improved the bookkeeping for the firm and also streamlined the print production process. In 1857, Ives became a partner in the firm. The two became close friends.

Currier and Ives described itself as "Publishers of Cheap and Popular Pictures". Their pictures were indeed hugely popular; from 1835 to 1907 they produced over a million prints by a process of hand-colored lithography. A staff of artists produced the lithographs. The colors were applied in an assembly-line style of operation, typically by German immigrant girls, each of whom added a single color to the print.

The prints depicted a variety of scenes in American life, including winter scenes, horse racing images, portraits of people, pictures of ships, pictures of sporting events, and ferocious battle scenes from the American Civil War.

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