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Reindeer Polka (Sheet music cover)

Lithographer:
Lithographed by Charles Currier (American, Roxbury (?), Massachusetts 1818–1887)
Artist:
After G. E. Lewis (American, active 1850–60)
Publisher:
Composed and Published by Horace Waters (New York, NY)
Publisher:
Published by Jaques & Brother (New York, NY)
Date:
1850
Medium:
Colored lithograph
Dimensions:
Image: 7 3/16 x 10 1/2 in. (18.3 x 26.6 cm) Sheet: 10 11/16 x 14 in. (27.1 x 35.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Edward W. C. Arnold Collection of New York Prints, Maps and Pictures, Bequest of Edward W. C. Arnold, 1954
Accession Number:
54.90.802
Not on view
Sheet music cover with a view of ship, Reindeer, passing Manhattanville, New York. A rowboat with four passengers passes in the foreground at right.
Signature: In stone below image at lower left and lower right: G.E. LEWIS DEL./ LITH. OF C. CURRIER 33 SPRUCE ST.

Inscription: In stone below image at center: Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1850 by Jacques & Brother, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of N.Y.
In stone below title at center: New York, Published by HORACE WATERS, 383 Broadway
Edward W. C. Arnold; Donor: Edward W. C. Arnold
Peters, Currier & Ives, 1505; Conningham 1970, 5109; Gale 5537
Harry T. Peters Currier & Ives, Printmakers to the American People. 2 vols., Garden City, NY, 1931, cat. no. 1505.

Frederick A. Conningham, Colin Simkin Currier & Ives prints; an illustrated check list. Crown Publishers, New York, 1970, cat. no. 5109.

Gale Research Company, Bernard F. Reilly Jr. Currier & Ives, A Catalogue Raisonné: A comprehensive catalogue of the lithographs of Nathaniel Currier, James Merritt Ives and Charles Currier, including ephemera associated with the firm, 1834-1907. 1984, cat. no. 5537.



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