New York Bay from Bay Ridge, Long Island
Publisher Currier & Ives American
Not on view
In this New York view we look from Bay Ridge towards Governor's Island, Manhattan, and New Jersey. In the foreground there is a Gothic Revival style mansion with figures in the garden and a girl picking fruit.
The New York firm of Currier & Ives grew from a printing business established by Nathaniel Currier (1813–1888) in 1835. Expansion led, in 1857, to a partnership with James Merritt Ives (1824–1895). The firm operated until 1907, lithographing over 4,000 subjects for distribution across America and Europe with popular categories including landscape, marines, natural history, genre, caricatures, portraits, history and foreign views. Until the 1880s, images were printed in monochrome, then hand-colored by women who worked for the company.