How to use the list:
Entries are listed alphabetically by title with the following information (when available):
|Stock number. Size|
No. 44. Small. Vignette.
Publisher: Nathaniel Currier, 2 Spruce St. No date.
Head of sad-eyed, long-eared dog with dress glove in mouth.
|AHPCS entry number|
Titles are transcribed as they appear on the prints. In instances where a print lacks a title, the entry appears at the end in the “Untitled” section. Any subtitles (and additional text) appear directly following the title as it appears on the print.
Occasionally printmakers printed a small number in the bottom margin of a print. This number, the stock number, was used in the identification of prints.
Size and Measurements
The parameters used in assigning size categories are as follows:
- Very small: up to about 7 x 9 in., or 18 x 23 cm.
- Small: approx. 8.5 x 12.5 in. (Gale defines “small” to be 7 x 9 in. to 9 x 14 in., or 18 x 23 cm. to 23 x 36 cm.)
- Medium: from 9 x 14 in. to 14 x 20 in., or 23 x 36 cm. to 36 x 51 cm.
- Large: over 14 x 20 in., or 36 x 51 cm.
Note: Images that are not within a ruled, printed border are classified as vignettes.
Some prints list the publisher’s address or identify the publisher solely by address.
|1834-35||Stodart & Currier||137 Broadway|
|1835||Nathaniel Currier||1 Wall Street|
|1836-37||Nathaniel Currier||148 Nassau Street|
|1838-56||Nathaniel Currier||152 Nassau and 2 Spruce Street|
|1857-65||Currier & Ives||152 Nassau Street and 2 Spruce Street|
|1866-72||Currier & Ives||152 Nassau and 33 Spruce Street|
|1872-74||Currier & Ives||125 Nassau Street and 33 Spruce Street|
|1874-77||Currier & Ives||123 Nassau Street and 33 Spruce|
|1877-94||Currier & Ives||115 Nassau Street and 33 Spruce Street|
|1894-96||Currier & Ives||108 Fulton and 33 Spruce Street|
|1896-1907||Currier & Ives||33 Spruce Street|
A brief description of the print. Frequently, this section includes features that distinguish the print from a similar print already recorded in “Conn.” or “Gale.” “Conn.” is shorthand for Frederic A. Conningham’s Currier & Ives Prints: An Illustrated Checklist last updated in 1983. “Gale” refers to Currier & Ives: A Catalogue Raisonne published by the Gale Research Group in 1984.
AHPCS Entry Number
A unique entry number has been assigned to each print. The three-letter code indicates the contributor of the information. This code is followed by a number sequence in the order that the prints were added to the list. Contributors are abbreviated as follows:
- AAS American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, MA)
- KMR Mary Ryan
- PPS Philadelphia Print Shop (Philadelphia, PA)
- RUD John and Barbara Rudisill (Worton, MD)
- THM Thomas H. Moody (Nobleboro, ME)