The following was written and compiled by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher from Laguna Woods, California:
Nathaniel Currier was born on March 27, 1813 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The firm of Currier and Ives (1862-1901) issued lithographic portraits, views and pictorial records of sporting events and other happenings. In the 1850s-1860s, work on lithographic stone crowded out the wood block. Currier productions were often crudely executed but some beautiful prints did come from his presses. His shooting, fishing and racing prints furnish us with pictoral idea of American sports of the period.
Nathaniel Currier was tall, blond and courtly and often posed for his own artists. He was b
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