Day 690

Nathaniel Currier

November 19th, 2013

of Currier and Ives, the famed 19th-century printmaking firm. Ives is also buried here in Green-Wood, as are a number of artists that the firm employed.

From the NY Times:

They were bullish on America, and America loved them. For half of the 19th century, their pictures, many of startling immediacy, chronicled the dreams and catastrophes, cityscapes and landscapes, heroes and villains and everyday events of a young, muscle-flexing nation. Before photographs made Currier and Ives obsolete, at least one of their lithographs had found its way into virtually every home in the country.

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