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 "James K. Polk. Eleventh President of the United States."
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  • Currier, Nathaniel "Franklin Pierce, Democratic Candidate for Fourteenth President of the United States. From a daguerreotype by T. Dunlap."
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  • Currier, Nathaniel "James Buchanan, Democratic Candidate for Fifteenth President of the United States."
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  • Currier, Nathaniel "Death of Harrison, April 4 A.D. 1841."
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  • Currier & Ives "Go. Washington."
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  • Currier, N. "Washington. First in War - First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of his Countrymen."
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  • Currier & Ives “The Washington Family”
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  • Currier & Ives “The Lincoln Family”
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  • Currier & Ives "Genl. Tom Thumb & Wife, Com. Nutt & Minnie Warren. Four Wondrously Formed & Strangely Beautiful Ladies & Gentlemen in Miniature…"
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  • Currier & Ives "Deer Shooting. In the Northern Woods"
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  • Palmer, Fanny "The Rural Lake"
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  • Currier & Ives "A Year after Marriage. The Mother's Jewel."
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  • Currier & Ives. “Abraham Lincoln, The Nation's Martyr. Assassinated April 14th. 1865.”
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  • Currier & Ives "Luscious Peaches."
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  • Currier & Ives "Fruits Of The Golden Land."
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  • Palmer, Frances F.B. "Garden, Orchard and Vine."
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  • Unattributed "The Magnificent New Steamer Puritan, Built of Steel and Iron."
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  • Unattributed "Clipper Ship 'Three Brothers.' The Largest Sailing Ship in the World."
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  • Parsons, C. "To David Ogden Esq. This print of the Clipper Ship 'Dreadnought' off Sandy Hook February 23rd, 1854, Nineteen Days from Liverpool is respectfully dedicated by the Publisher."
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  • Currier & Ives “The Western Farmers Home.”
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  • Currier & Ives “The Old Oaken Bucket.”
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  • Currier & Ives "Surrender of Genl. Lee, at Appomattox C.H. Va. April 9th, 1865."
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  • Currier & Ives "The Roadside Mill."
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