Currier & Ives Lithograph - The Night Express

Currier & Ives Lithograph – The Night Express: The Start

This lithograph called, “The Night Express: The Start” originally by the famous firm of Currier & Ives, shows railroad drama at its height. With the Night Express train just leaving the station, we see fire and smoke bursting from the stack, steam emerging from the engine, and the brilliant light on the front of the […]

Vintage Postcard of the Currier and Ives Shop Front

Currier and Ives Shop Front Vintage Postcard

The Currier and Ives Shop Front vintage postcard shows the store front at 115 Nassau St. in New York City around 1875, and the people in the doorway are believed to be the lead print operator Daniel Logan, and his son. The postcard shows the headquarters of the famous duo, Nathanial Currier and James Ives, […]

Currier and Ives Lithograph - The Village Blacksmith

Currier and Ives Lithograph – The Village Blacksmith

This Currier and Ives lithograph, The Village Blacksmith, shows a country village scene in summertime. If you look closely, you can see a man inside the blacksmith shop working hard in the foundry while another blacksmith works away at the anvil outside. The village blacksmith was an important role in any town in the 1800s […]

Currier and Ives Lithograph - The Cares of a Family

Currier and Ives Lithograph – The Cares of a Family

This Currier & Ives lithograph called, The Cares of a Family, shows a family of quail in a meadow with soft summer light. For the Currier & Ives firm, documenting the experiences of 1800s America included pastoral nature scenes that the Victorian buying public loved for framing and placing in dining or living rooms. The […]

Currier and Ives Lithograph - Mountain Pass

Currier and Ives Lithograph – Mountain Pass

This Currier & Ives lithograph called, Mountain Pass, is a colorful image of rugged Western American mountain wilderness. With mountain peaks, pine trees, a bear, rapids a stream, and a Native American brave in the upper right, it shows the wilderness that many people from the Eastern United States only read about or saw in […]

Currier and Ives Lithograph - The Great Chicago Fire

Currier and Ives Lithograph – The Great Chicago Fire

This Currier and Ives lithograph shows The Great Chicago Fire, on October, 8, 1871. This lithograph is violent and dramatic and today one may wonder why this event was captured as art. At that time, a firm like Currier & Ives often worked in a journalistic manner providing lithographic images to newspapers. There were no […]