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1884 Handcolored Currier + Ives Darktown Print

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1884 Handcolored Currier + Ives Darktown Print

Lot 0279 Details

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Black History
1884 Currier & Ives "The Darktown Fire Brigade..."
1884-Dated, Handcolored Print titled, "The Darktown Fire Brigade - To The Rescue!" by Currier & Ives, Very Fine.
This colorful Handcolored Print measures 14.5" x 11.75" (by sight), simple wooden framed to an overall size of 20.5" x 17.5". Not examined out of frame. Two vertical water stains and light ly along top portion. As in other Darktown Series prints by Currier & Ives, this print stereotypes African Americans. This Print depicts a group of Black firemen pushing and pulling a pumper wagon up a hill to a burning building.
Prints such as the Darktown Series helped circulate images promoting racial and ethnic stereotyping of the 19th century. Currier & Ives printed what the public wanted and capitalized on racism and xenophobia of the era. There are other series of Currier & Ives prints ridiculing the Irish, the Italians, and Roman Catholics.
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1884 Handcolored Currier + Ives Darktown Print

Estimate $200 - $300
Oct 19, 2019
Starting Price $150
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0279: 1884 Handcolored Currier + Ives Darktown Print

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Est. $200 - $300Starting Price $150
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Lot 0279 Details

Description
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Black History
1884 Currier & Ives "The Darktown Fire Brigade..."
1884-Dated, Handcolored Print titled, "The Darktown Fire Brigade - To The Rescue!" by Currier & Ives, Very Fine.
This colorful Handcolored Print measures 14.5" x 11.75" (by sight), simple wooden framed to an overall size of 20.5" x 17.5". Not examined out of frame. Two vertical water stains and light ly along top portion. As in other Darktown Series prints by Currier & Ives, this print stereotypes African Americans. This Print depicts a group of Black firemen pushing and pulling a pumper wagon up a hill to a burning building.
Prints such as the Darktown Series helped circulate images promoting racial and ethnic stereotyping of the 19th century. Currier & Ives printed what the public wanted and capitalized on racism and xenophobia of the era. There are other series of Currier & Ives prints ridiculing the Irish, the Italians, and Roman Catholics.

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