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American seascape, large ships with sails and steamboat, men in top hats looking out from top of building, CURRIER & IVES' AMERICA in white, yellow and red font above.

Currier & Ives' America

From a Young Nation to a Great Power

By (author) Walton Rawls


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  •  In the 1800s-long before the days of photojournalism and cable news-vibrant, contemporary depictions of news events, portraits of prominent political and social figures, and scenic views of the American wilderness were circulated throughout the growing nation 
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From the beginning of the exciting century that saw a small nation expand into a mighty world power, the famous lithographic firm of Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives produced over 7,000 prints, capturing scenes of American life in vivid detail.

Currier & Ives prints were each coloured individually, by hand, and collectors have prized their skilled craftsmanship and keen sense of composition for generations. This timeless collection, complete with more than three hundred illustrations in full colour and a masterful text by historian Walton Rawls, captures a beloved piece of Americana. With festive holiday scenes, watershed historical moments, and idyllic depictions of the American countryside, this book will hold perennial appeal for lovers of history, art, and a classic take on the American experience.
Abbeville Press
1st Oct 2020
World excluding USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia
305 mm x 241 mm
488 Pages
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