“The Battle of Malvern Hill, Va July 1st 1862. Charge of the 36th New York Volunteers, at the Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1st 1862 and Capture of the Colors of the 14th Regt. N.C. Infantry.” Currier & Ives, 1862. Small folio. 8 1/4 x 12 5/8. C:410.
A separately issued print by “America’s printmakers.” From 1834 to 1907 the firm of Nathaniel Currier and (after 1856) Currier & Ives provided for the American people a wide and varied gallery of prints for the new mass market of middle class society. The firm was the most successful American popular printmaker, issuing over 8,000 different prints. Their success was the result of their good business sense and their accurate instincts of what the American public wanted. Their images have become classics, capturing the life and times of nineteenth century America.