A New England Home, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Pastoral scene – large mansion in center background, barn in background to right, man in horse-drawn carriage headed down path from house; 3 children behind carriage headed to house.

By 1850, New England was regarded by many Americans as “authentic” America, an area that remained largely unchanged by the nation’s rapidly growing cities. Currier & Ives encouraged this nostalgia through scenes such as “A New England Home”. The prints were sold primarily to transplanted New Englanders who moved to New York City and other metropolitan areas in search of job opportunities and higher pay.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
13 3/4 x 10 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
Accession Number
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