Currier ives dating prints

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Currier & Ives’s original hand-colored lithograph "The Two Beauties (Take Your Choice)" is printed on mid nineteenth century wove paper and with full margins as published in around 1865.

The firm was founded by Nathaniel Currier, born in Roxbury, Mass., on March 27, 1817.

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The Currier and Ives legend began in 1836 when a young Nathaniel Currier (1813 - 1888) opened his 152 Nassau Street office in New York.If the file has been modified from its original state, some details may not fully reflect the modified file.Currier & Ives described their prints as ‘cheap and popular,’ and while they’re still popular, they are hardly cheap.At 15, Currier apprenticed at the Boston lithography shop of William and John Pendleton.Currier moved to Philadelphia, where he had a short but not very lucrative partnership with a New York printmaker. He hit on the key to his ultimate success in 1835 with a lithograph of a fire sweeping through New York’s business district.

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