Collection: Currier & Ives

From 1834 to 1907 the firm of Currier & Ives provided for the American people a pictorial history of their country's growth from an agricultural society to an industrialized one. For nearly three quarters of a century the firm provided "Colored Engravings for the People" and in the process became the visual raconteurs of nineteenth-century America. Some of the finest artists of the day were engaged by the firm to produce a variety of prints, including images of newsworthy events and prints depicting every subject relating to American life: sports, games, home life, religion, entertainment, views of cities, and so forth. Charming and colorful, these are wonderful examples of the work of "America's printmakers.” 

A word about condition: Most Currier & Ives prints that you will find on the market are not in stable condition and will deteriorate over time. Such inherent instability is exacerbated over the life of the print by acidic framing materials, like wood backing or wood-pulp matting. Even if the print currently shows no signs of waterstains, foxing, or significant browning, the paper is still acidic and as such will deteriorate, more and more visibly, over time: any print which has been in contact with an acidic environment will be itself acidic. This fact is important to bear in mind when purchasing Currier & Ives prints. They can be deacidified, but this is an added expense and should be factored into the 'purchase price' of the print. For this reason, we take special care to deacidify and otherwise conserve the Currier & Ives prints in our inventory. When you purchase these prints from us, you have a print which is stable and will last indefinitely, assuming it is properly treated henceforth.

Looking for a Currier or Currier & Ives print not shown in this listing?

We still have many more to add to the site, so feel free to share your requests by email at <philaprint@philaprintshop.com> or phone us at 610.808.6165.

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  • Currier, Nathaniel "Stella and Alice Grey. Lantern and Whalebone. 'Passing the stand'"
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  • Currier & Ives "A Glimpse Of The Homestead"
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  • Cameron, James "The Celebrated Trotting Stallion George Wilkes by Rysdyk's Hambletonian."
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  • Currier & Ives “Sir Richard Sutton’s Celebrated Cutter Genesta Modelled by J. Beaver Web”
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  • Currier & Ives “The Great Fire at Boston”
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  • Currier & Ives “Fruits of the Seasons”
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  • Currier & Ives “The Celebrated Yacht ‘America.’ Winner of the ‘Queen’s Cup’ Value 100 Guineas. In the Royal Yacht Squadron Match for all Nations at Cowes, England, Aug. 22. 1851”
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  • Currier & Ives "The Soldiers Home, The Vision"
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  • Currier & Ives "The Soldiers Dream of Home"
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  • Currier & Ives "Death of General Robert E. Lee, at Lexington, Va., October 12th 1870. Aged 62 years, 8 months and 6 days"
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  • Currier & Ives "The Battle Of Pittsburg, Tenn. April 7th, 1862." (Battle of Shiloh)
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  • Currier & Ives "Battle of Mill Spring, Ky. Jan. 19th. 1862. Terrific bayonet charge of the 9th Ohio Volunteers (Col. McCook) and total defeat of the Rebel army under Genl. Zollicofer"
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  • Currier & Ives "Prairie Hens."
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  • Currier & Ives. "Lieut. Genl. U.S. Grant. General in Chief of the Armies of the United States."
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  • Currier, Nathaniel "The Presidents of the United States."
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  • Currier, Nathaniel "The Presidents of the United States."
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  • Currier, Nathaniel "The Presidents of the United States."
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  • Currier, Nathaniel "Washington's Reception By The Ladies, On Passing The Bridge At Trenton, N.J. April 1789. On His Way To New York To Be Inaugurated First President Of The United States."
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  • Currier, Nathaniel "James Monroe. Fifth President of the United States."
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  • Currier, Nathaniel "John Quincy Adams. Sixth President of the United States."
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  • Currier, Nathaniel "John Quincy Adams. 6th. President of the United States."
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  • Currier, Nathaniel "Andrew Jackson. Seventh President of the United States."
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  • Currier, Nathaniel "William Henry Harrison. Ninth President of the United States."
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  • Currier, Nathaniel "James K. Polk. Eleventh President of the United States."
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