See-Saw, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Adult in pink dress headed to keep boy at top of see-saw in blue from falling. Girl seated on bottom of see-saw in a red dress. Fence behind play area.

In this outdoor scene two boys wearing lace trimmed pants and velvet shirts play on a board placed over a fence to form a see-saw. The composition is well-balanced and the woman supervising the activity on one side of the see-saw is complimented by the large flowering plant on the other side. To appeal to both city and rural customers, Currier & Ives produced another version of See-Saw which featured two plainly dressed country boys playing on a board placed across a log.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
14 x 12 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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