Haying-Time. The First Load, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Pastoral scene of man leading double oxen drawn wagon with two adults and two children within. Workers pitch forking hay to right in background. Dog barking at ox lower left.

After Frances Flora Bond Palmer American, 1812-1876, and John Cameron American, 1830-1876 Throughout their careers, Currier & Ives celebrated the dignity of hard-working people living in rural America. Here a young man leads an ox-cart carrying the first harvest of hay from the fields. Industrious men continue to pitch hay in the background. The frolicking dog adds to the joy of the scene and confirms that the farmers have had a successful season.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
1868
Medium
Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions
15 ¾ x 23 7/8 inches
Credit
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
Accession Number
2004.D03.545
On View?
No
Image Request
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