Lovely Lithographs – The Magic of Currier and Ives
AbeBooks: Lovely Lithographs – The Magic of Currier and Ives: "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. From 1834 to 1907, Currier and Ives cornered the market in affordable prints and even promoted its lithographs as “colored engravings for the people.”"
When I was a kid, one of the few books in our house was a collection of Currier & Ives reproductions. Looking at these brings back a lot of memories.