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Currier and Ives - WikipediaCurrier and Ives was a successful American printmaking firm based in New York City from to headed first by Nathaniel Currier , and later jointly with his partner James Merritt Ives. The prolific firm produced prints from paintings by fine artists as black and white lithographs that were hand colored. Lithographic prints could be reproduced quickly and purchased inexpensively, and the firm called itself "the Grand Central Depot for Cheap and Popular Prints" and advertised its lithographs as "colored engravings for the people". Nathaniel Currier —88 was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts , on March 27, , the second of four children. His parents Nathaniel and Hannah Currier were distant cousins who lived a humble and spartan life. Tragedy struck when Nathaniel was eight years old, when his father unexpectedly died, leaving Nathaniel and his eleven-year-old brother Lorenzo to provide for the family: six-year-old sister Elizabeth and two-year-old brother Charles, as well as their mother.
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The American firm of Currier and Ives has a very secure place in art history. They could even be described as a cultural phenomenon of the Victorian era. This company produced a huge number of prints from paintings as black and white lithographs that were hand colored. Nathaniel T. Currier was the artistic one. After working for several lithographic firms, he opened his own business and began producing prints of actual events that captured the attention of ordinary Americans. The partnership prospered.
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