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 […]

Currier and Ives Lithograph – The Mississippi in Time of Peace

The 1800’s saw the emergence of steam ships as a viable means of transportation. This wonderful Currier & Ives lithograph, The Mississippi in Time of Peace, not only captures the romance of the Mississippi River on a warm summer’s evening, but also shows a variety of ships that frequented its waters at the time, which […]

Currier and Ives Lithograph – Entrance to the Highlands

The 1800’s saw the emergence of steam ships as a viable means of transportation. This wonderful Currier & Ives lithograph, Entrance to the Highlands (Hudson River Looking South), not only captures the majesty of the Hudson River and surrounding mountains, but also captures the sense that the steam ship will soon be replacing the clipper […]