AMERICANA

See our inventory of original antique prints with an American theme. Prints by and of Americans and American life from the earliest days to the early twentieth century

Popular Prints

Some of the most engaging and attractive prints are those which were intended for display in homes, workplaces, taverns and the like. These were generally inexpensive and designed to appeal to the general public.

Currier & Ives

Currier & Ives provided for the American people a gallery of prints for the new mass market of middle class society.  The firm was the most successful American popular printmaker, capturing the life and times of nineteenth century America.

American Artists

Many American artists had their paintings made into prints for general sale or created prints as the primary vehicle of disseminating their art.

American Genre

Prints showing children playing, families in homes, people working at the jobs, and many other genre images of our American past.

Chromolithographs

Chromolithography was developed as a means of producing colored prints at a reasonable cost, but it some became a medium used to duplicate the look of oils and watercolors.