Central Park, Winter – The Skating Pond
After a painting by Charles Parsons American
Lithographed by Lyman Wetmore Atwater American
Published and printed by Currier & Ives American
Not on view
The New York firm of of Currier & Ives (established by Nathaniel Currier, who formed a partnership with his brother-in-law James Merritt Ives in 1857), lithographed 4,300 subjects between 1835 and 1907 for distribution across America and Europe. They offered images of almost everything animal, vegetable, or mineral in the United States, including views of the citizens enjoying their freedoms. The pictures generally were drawn on lithographic stones in outline and, after being printed in monochrome, were hand-colored by women who worked for the firm at home.
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