Americana and Currier and Ives

Celebrate the rich heritage of the United States with the George Glazer Gallery's selection of Americana. In this section, we have prints, paintings, photographs, ephemera, decorative arts and collectibles. Elsewhere on our site is a wide selection of U.S. Maps and Views, including Pictorial Maps.

History

Poor Richard Illustrated: Lessons by Benjamin Franklin

R. Dighton/ O. Pelton
Poor Richard Illustrated: Lessons by Benjamin Franklin
Boston: 1859
Engraving, uncolored
$2,800

Benjamin Franklin Engraving

T.H. Matteson
Benjamin Franklin
c. 1845-50
$1,800

General George Washington

John I. Donlevy
General George Washington
New York: Mid 19th C.
Engraving
$900

George Washington

P.F. Rothermel/
A.H. Ritchie
G. Washington
New York: c. 1850s
Mezzotint
$950

Washington as Farmer

Junius Brutus Stearns
George Washington as a Farmer at Mount Vernon

Lithograph, 1853
$2,250

The Lost Cause, or Deo Vindice

Lewis L. Simons
The Lost Cause, or Deo Vindice
J.B. Wilson: 1872
Lithograph collaged with Confederate currency
$4,200

The Outbreak of the Rebellion in the United States 1861

Christopher Kimmel
The Outbreak of the Rebellion
New York: 1865
Lithograph, uncolored
$2,400

March of Miles Standish

J.E. Baker (after)
The March of Miles Standish
Boston: 1873
Hand-colored lithograph
$950

Young George Washington and the Cherry Tree

George Gorgas White
Father, I Can Not Tell a Lie: I Cut the Tree
John C. McRae, NY: 1867
Engraving
$550

Origin of the Stars and Stripes

Origin of the Stars and Stripes
Root & Tinker, New York: 1883
Chromolithograph
$1,500

Elmiger New York History Scenes

Frederick Elmiger
Scenes from New York History
Original paintings, 1960s
$1,800 to $2,400

Mole and Thomas Aerial Photographs

Mole & Thomas
Patriotic Aerial Photographs of Soldiers
Chicago: c. 1918-19
$500 to $1,500 each

Presidents Plaque

Presidents Plaque
Bronze, c. 1929
$550

White House Relic Wood Turned Candlestick

White House Relic Wood Turned Candlestick
National Lumber Manufacturers Assn.: c. 1927
Longleaf pine
Price on Request

Places

The Capitol

U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C.
Chromolithograph, 1871
$3,250

The Capitol

Benjamin H. Latrobe
Capitol of the U.S.
London, 1825
$11,000

Washington's Home

Home of George Washington, Mount Vernon
Virginia, c. 1890
Vintage photograph
$275

Fulton's Birthplace

John H. Sherwin
The Birth Place of Robert Fulton
Lithograph, 1856
$1,200

Stage Waggon

J. Weld
American Stage Waggon [sic.]
Engraving, 1798
$300 framed

Luders Birthplace

William Lüders
Birthplace of Lüders, 1840
American: 1918
$400

New York State Banner

Folk Art Banners of State Seals (NY, ME, PA, MA and MS)
$1,200 each

Currier & Ives

Below are antique 19th century prints published by the famous American publishing house Currier & Ives. We also occasionally include here prints in a similar vein by their contemporaries, such as Kellogg & Bulkeley.

The Wayside Inn

Fanny F. Palmer
The Wayside Inn
Currier & Ives, NY: 1864
Hand-colored lithograph
$6,600

Currier and Ives View of New York Bay

Fanny F. Palmer
View of New York
Bay
Currier & Ives, New York: 1860
Hand-colored lithograph
$2,800

The Great East River Suspension Bridge

Great East River Suspension Bridge
Currier & Ives, New York: 1883
Tinted lithograph
$1,800

The Grecian Bend: Fifth Avenue Style

Thomas Worth
The Grecian Bend: Fifth Avenue Style
Currier & Ives: 1868
Hand-colored lithograph
$1,900

Burning of the Crystal Palace

Burning of N.Y. Crystal Palace
Currier & Ives, New York: 1858
Hand-colored lithograph
$5,400

Life of a Fireman

Louis Maurer
The Life of a Fireman
N. Currier, New York: 1854
Hand-colored lithographs
$7,000, the pair

Currier and Ives Bouquet

Flowers: Roses and Bluebells
Currier & Ives, New York:
3rd Qtr. 19th C.
$375

Currier and Ives Bouquet, Flowers: Roses and Bluebells

Flowers: Roses and Bluebells
Currier & Ives, New York:
3rd Qtr. 19th C.
$375

Fruits of the Tropics

Fruits of the Tropics
Currier & Ives, New York: 1871
Hand-colored lithograph
$450

Who's Afraid of You?

Who's Afraid of You?
Currier & Ives, New York: 1868
Hand-colored lithograph
$525

About Currier & Ives

The lithography firm of Currier & Ives was founded in 1834 by Nathaniel Currier as N. Currier, Lithographer, and based in New York. In 1852, he brought his brother-in-law, James Merritt Ives, into the business and renamed the firm Currier & Ives five years later. They were extremely prolific and highly successful, producing almost 7,500 different separately issued art prints through the 19th century until 1907, aptly advertising themselves as "Print-makers to the American People."   Their prints were issued in either small, medium or large folio, though some particularly popular images were issued in more than one size. Dozens of American artists in the mid 19th century painted primarily for lithographic reproduction by Currier & Ives and other firms. To please a broad audience, the firm presented a warmly positive vision of America, frequently sentimental, and sometimes with a touch of humor. Currier & Ives prints generally portrayed the American landscape, scenery and landmarks, including the westward expansion, as well as daily life in both urban and rural settings. Their sporting and maritime subjects were particularly popular. These prints are now highly collectible as records of American history, as fine works of American art, and for their decorative appeal.

Folk Art

Luders Birthplace

William Lüders
Birthplace of Lüders, 1840
American: 1918
$400

New York State Banner

Folk Art Banners of State Seals (NY, ME, PA, MA and MS)
$1,200 each

Archive

For research and reference, see our Archive of Sold Americana.

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