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 […]

Currier & Ives 1876 Merry Christmas Lithograph

The famous firm of Currier & Ives produced this as a black and white lithograph for Christmas in 1876. Vintage American has added the color in the spirit of the hand-coloring of the lithography of those days and reprinted it, to create this beautiful Christmas card and other Christmas gifts from this image. [zstore productlineid=”196066774304447919″]

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

Currier and Ives Lithograph – Trolling for Blue Fish

This great Currier and Ives Lithograph – Trolling for Blue Fish, shows some gentlemen from the 1800s in a small sailboat on ocean waves. With true Currier and Ives drama, the ocean waves are somewhat violent, as is the sky, indicating the onset of a storm. In the early to mid 1800’s, hunting and fishing […]