Woman at left seated downcast eyes, man to her left standing aside her looking to left of viewer. Black and white except for red curtain in left background.
Among the most popular of Currier & Ives’ images were those that were dedicated to the theme of courtship and marriage. While a majority of the prints promoted positive views of marriage, Currier & Ives also created several prints that reflect the challenges of any relationship. Here, a couple ignores each other after an argument. The argument is soon resolved, however, in the companion print, “The Lover’s Reconciliation.”