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Currier & Ives Print
1866

"The Rocky Mountains, Emigrants Crossing the Plains"
This hand-colored lithograph drawn by English-born artist Frances F. Palmer was published by the New York firm of Currier & Ives in 1866. The firm produced a wide range of affordable prints for more than 50 years. Typical subjects included political and sporting events, animals, children, ships, humorous topics, landscapes, portraits, and still lifes. Framed Currier & Ives prints adorned the walls of homes and offices across the United States.

Notes
Frances F. Palmer (1812-1876)
Nathaniel Currier, born March 27, 1813, Roxbury, MA; died November 20, 1888, New York, NY
James Merritt Ives, born March 5, 1824, New York, NY; died January 3, 1895, Rye, NY
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· Frances Flora Bond Palmer
· History of American Prints
· Building a National Collection: 150 Years of Print Collecting at the Smithsonian

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