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These Vintage Currier & Ives City Maps Are Treasures of Americana

1890 New Orleans with the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain in the distance.

1890 New Orleans with the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain in the distance.


This bird’s-eye view of New Orleans with the Mississippi River in the foreground; prominent building and place names are listed below the image.

Currier and Ives’ favored colors were clear and simple, and the drawing was bold and direct. Its lithographs represented every phase of 19th Century American life, including themes of hunting, fishing, whaling, city life, rural scenes, historical scenes, clipper ships, yachts, steamships, railroads, politics, comedy, gold mining, winter scenes, commentary on life, portraits, and still-lifes.


CONTINUE for CURRIER & IVES’ HAND-ETCHED PERSPECTIVES of NYC, BROOKLYN and HOBOKEN

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