Don’t Hurt My Baby, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Young girl holding puppy standing at her left. Dog on rear legs with front paws perched on girl’s left arm. Black and white.

Currier & Ives provided “cheap and popular” pictures in the form of lithographs that appealed to the American public and their thirst for visual information. The country was changing at an unprecedented rate and sentimental images provided a sense of security to the American people. Many Currier & Ives prints were hand-colored by artists who worked for the firm. Occasionally prints were left uncolored as in Don’t Hurt My Baby. This image depicts a young girl protecting her treasured puppy from a larger dog.

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