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ID: 500034474
 
Record Type: Corporate Body
Currier & Ives (American printing firm, 1834-1907)

Note: The original firm was founded in New York in 1835 by Nathaniel Currier. Lithographs initially appeared under Currier's imprint (his earlier lithographs had been issued in 1834 under the name of Stodart & Currier), and the name Currier & Ives first appeared in 1857, when James Merritt Ives, the company's bookkeeper and Currier's brother-in-law, was made a partner. Currier supervised production while Ives handled the business and financial side. Currier focused on the public's desire for graphic representation of recent events. Currier & Ives was famed for fine craftmanship and the best lithographic materials, with prints sold for a cost accessible to most households. Most designs were created by house staff, and others were commissioned from young artists. The firm was not equipped for chromolithography and prints were hand-colored by women in assembly-line fashion. The style is characterized by clear and simple colors and bold and direct drawing. Currier & Ives prints are considered invaluable records of the politics, history, and manners of 19th-century America.

Names:
Currier & Ives (preferred,V,display)
Currier and Ives (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artists (preferred)
printers (people)
printing firm

Gender: not applicable

Start and End Places:
Start:  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)
End:  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
location:   New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
employee was ....  Currier, Charles  
......................  (American lithographer, 1818-1887) [500115502]
employee was ....  Severin, Charles  
......................  (American lithographer, born 1808-1820) [500097638]
partner was/is (firm to person) ....  Currier, Nathaniel  
......................................................  (American printmaker, 1813-1888) [500115501]
partner was/is (firm to person) ....  Ives, James Merritt  
......................................................  (American businessman in printmaking, 1824-1895) [500029333]
worked with ....  Worth, Thomas  
....................  (American illustrator, 1839-1917) [500005361]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Corporate Bodies
 ........  Currier & Ives (I)

Biographies:
(American printing firm, 1834-1907) ..... [WCI Preferred]
(American, contemporary) ..... [AVERY]
(American artists) ..... [WL-Courtauld]

Sources and Contributors:
Currier and Ives ........ [VP]
................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Currier & Ives ........ [AVERY Preferred, VP Preferred, WCI Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (1994-2001)
............................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
............................  Witt Computer Index database
............................  Witt Library, Authority files

Subject: ........ [AVERY, VP, WCI, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (1994-2001)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Witt Computer Index database
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (1994-2001) Accessed 07/16/2002.
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) Accessed 07/16/2002.
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
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