“The Steam Ship President, Lieut. Roberts R.N. Commander. The Largest In The World. Supposed to have struck an Iceberg on her voyage from New York to Liverpool in March 1841, and sunk with all on board-by which heart rending occurrence 109 Persons perished.” New York: N. Currier, ca. 1841. Lithograph. Small folio. 7 5/8 x 12 7/8. With black mourning border. With some surface pebbling from previous moisture; expertly conserved. Overall, very good appearance. C:5785.
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.