A Picture Print

There's a happy feeling
Nothing in the world can buy,
When they pass around the chocolate
And the pumpkin pie
It'll nearly be like a picture print
By Currier and Ives
These wonderful things are the things
We remember all through our lives!
Just hear those sleigh bells jingling,
Ring ting tingling too
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you,
Outside the snow is falling
And friends are calling "Yoo hoo,"
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you.
--"Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson

“The Road–Winter.” O. Knirsch. Currier. 1853.

from Currier & Ives Chronicles of America. John Lowell Pratt, ed. Promontory Press, New York. 1968.

2 thoughts on “A Picture Print”

  1. From 1834 till 1907, The print shop “Currier & Ives” produced in excess of 1 million lithographs which included more than 7500 different titles.

    Currier & Ives prints were among the household decorations considered appropriate for a proper home by Catharine Esther Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe, authors of American Woman’s Home (1869): “The great value of pictures for the home would be, after all, in their sentiment. They should express the sincere ideas and tastes of the household and not the tyrannical dicta of some art critic or neighbor.” ❤️

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