From 1834 to 1907 the firm of Nathaniel Currier and (after 1856) Currier & Ives provided for the American people a wide and varied gallery of prints for the new mass market of middle class society. The firm produced two general types of prints: "rush" prints quickly made to provide information about newsworthy events, and "stock" prints depicting every conceivable subject relating to American life, including city views, sports, games, home life, religion, and entertainment. The firm was the most successful American popular printmaker, issuing over 8,000 different prints. Their success was the result of their good business sense and their accurate instincts of what the American public wanted.
Their images have become classics, capturing the life and times of nineteenth century America. Thank you for looking and please be sure and look at our other auctions for other fine works by Audubon from the first as well as the 1860 editions of the. We also have other architectural, natural history plates as well as original maps, all guaranteed original.
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In addition, we have hundreds of rare prints and colorplate books, maps and atlases at set prices. We have recently been fortunate enough to acquire, for example, the original watercolors from Lewin's "Birds of Great Britain". We also have listed several prints from Shaw and Nodder's "The Naturalist's Miscellany", flower prints from Curtis' "Flora Londinensis", P.We will be updating this frequently. We are committed to offering the very best antique prints available with over the top superior service. For more information about us.