These Vintage Currier & Ives City Maps Are Treasures of Americana

Legendary print shop used an assembly line of imported German artists to color hand printed lithographs. The artists were all women and each was responsible for one specific color.

Panoramic etching of Chicago circa 1874.

Panoramic etching of Chicago circa 1874.


This bird’s-eye view of Chicago was sketched & drawn on stone by Parsons & Atwater.

Currier and Ives was a successful American printmaking firm headed by Nathaniel Currier (1813–1888) and James Merritt Ives (1824–1897).The firm produced over 7,500 lithographs between 1834–1895. Their work is matched only by Norman Rockwell in terms of representing historic Americana.


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