1950's Reprint Currier & Ives "High Water in the Mississippi"
Item #: WR271
This is a 1950's reprint of the Currier & Ives lithograph titled "High Water In The Mississippi." This sheet print is smaller than the originals, measuring 15 3/8" wide and 11 13/16" tall. The original version of this print was done by James Merrit Ives and Fanny Palmer, and was a hand colored lithograph. The image demonstrates the triumph of the human spirit. In the foreground, uprooted trees bob in the current. Using a roof as a raft, two men pole themselves and nine others to safety. One of their companions hold tight to the reins of a mule swimming beside the roof, while two others rescue furniture and a barrel. In the mid ground, a large white painted house with second floor balconies front and back, and a smaller cook house off to the right. Two men in a row boat approach the back of the house, a lady stands on the balcony speaking to the men. On the widow's walk on the the roof a man and woman stand, the man waves a handkerchief to a twin stack riverboat. The riverboat, "Stonewall Jackson" is traveling at speed and the near side paddle wheel creates a substantial wake. The flags fly in the stiff breeze and the smoke from the stacks streams backwards. Passengers line the rails attracted by the human drama they are passing. The overall impression is of a crisis that is being survived and dealt with by man's ingenuity. The print is on overall good condition, no stains, tears, rips or other damage. The colors remain very bright and vibrant.
Your Price $40.00 USD
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