Tuesday, November 13, 2012


"Currier & Ives: 19th Century Printmakers
Who Put Art in the Hands of Ordinary People"
Saturday, November 17th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mass-produced lithographic prints designed and turned out by the firm of Currier & Ives brought art and the myriad of subjects it portrays within the grasp of ordinary people. Currier & Ives produced more than 7,500 lithographs between 1834 and 1907 and sold more than a million copies of them. Ordinary people were hungering for access to art.

Nathaniel Currier founded the company in Manhattan in the 1830s. It was subsequently owned by both him and James Merritt Ives, his bookkeeper and accountant, from the 1850s.

Robert K. Newman, a third-generation owner of the Old Print Shop in Manhattan and an expert on Currier & Ives, will provide an in-depth look at this legendary team.

The talk is free.

After Mr. Newman's talk, Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman will lead a trolley tour that will stop at the graves of Currier, Ives, and other artists from the firm, including Fannie Palmer, the only woman in an otherwise all-male business.

The optional trolley tour costs $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and $20 for non-members. Because seating is limited, making reservations is recommended. For more information or to make reservations online, either go to www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call (718) 210-3080.

Green-Wood Cemetery
Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel
25th Street at 5th Avenue


Directions: R train to 25th Street. Walk up the hill one block and into the cemetery. Free parking is available for drivers.