"the first glimpse of the Currier and Ives print that hung above the charming old umbrella stand"

Currier and Ives was an American printmaking firm, based in New York City from 1834 to 1907. Headed by Nathaniel Currier and James Meritt Ives, the firm enjoyed much success, turning prints of paintings by reputable artists into black and white lithographs that were hand coloured quickly and inexpensively.