Baby’s First Visit, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Four children, including infant, at center on large green cushion, three girls one boy. Girl holding wreath to baby.

Currier & Ives published numerous prints appropriate for decoration in a child’s room. In Baby’s First Visit, three children, two girls and a boy, sit on the floor playing with a little girl who is reading a book. One of the children holds a horseshoe-shaped wreath of flowers, a symbol of good luck and protection. The flowers in the vase and basket are also symbolic of the children’s innocence and youth.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
14 x 9 7/8 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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