James Cameron. "The Celebrated Trotting Stallion George Wilkes by Rysdyk's Hambletonian."
New York: Currier & Ives, 1885. Small folio. 10 1/4 x 14 3/4. Lithograph. Original hand color. Some wear and short repaired tears in margins and a few marks in sky. C:931.
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."