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

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 […]