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The Rail Road Suspension Bridge Near Niagara Falls - Currier & Ives hand-coloured litho print

Currier & Ives, & ROEBLING, John Augustus [1806-1869] engineer & PARSONS, Charles R., (1821-1910) artist
(St. Catharines, ON, Canada)
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Book Description: [New York], Currier & Ives, 1857. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. Image: 39.2 x 26.2 cm (15.4” x 10.3”) Currier & Ives hand-coloured lithograph Titled: 'The Railroad Suspension Bridge, Near Niagara Falls; Length of Bridge 822 Feet, Height Above Water 240 Feet', 1856, John A. Roebling, Engineer (builder of the Brooklyn Bridge). The image was printed from two lithographic stones: a tint stone, in light brown ink; and a key stone in black ink. Watercolour in greens, blues reds and browns was hand-applied over the printed image print and was professionally cleaned and washed along with filling of any paper losses and reinforcing with Japanese tissue, otherwise, very good condition.  Opening of the Suspension Bridge in 1855 (which stood from 1855 to 1877). A hand-colored lithograph of the Niagara Suspension Bridge, showing the Niagara Falls in the background and the Maid of the Mist in the waters below. The architecture of the bridge is visible in this picture This print was copyrighted by Nathaniel Currier in 1856 and was published a year later just after James Ives became Currier's partner. Artist: Parsons, Charles, 1821-1910. Signatures and inscriptions Inscribed. Signed. Dated. Inscription: Inscribed in the print, lower border, "John A. Roebling, Esq. Engineer. Entered.1856, by N. Currier . Southern District of N.Y. C. Parsons [sic] Del. The Railroad Suspension Bridge Near Niagara Falls. Length of Bridge 822 feet. Height above water 240 feet. New York, Pub'd. by Currier & Ives 152 Nassau Street." The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge was the world's first working railway suspension bridge Suspension bridge. A suspension bridge is a type of bridge in which the deck is hung below suspension cables on vertical suspenders. This type of bridge has It spanned and stood downstream of The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York from 1855 to 1897. Connecting Niagara Falls, USA to Niagara Falls, Ontario. Conningham: 5056; Gale: 5479; McKinsey: 100; Seibel1: 26. "The Great International Railway Suspension Bridge over the Niagara River completed in 1855 by John Augustus Roebling, who later built the Brooklyn Bridge, was the first successful railway suspension bridge in the world. Ferdinand Richardt frequently painted Niagara Falls, but as the engraving after his painting shows, the bridge began to rival the falls as a national icon. "The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge was the world’s first working railway suspension bridge. It spanned 825 feet (251 m) and stood 2.5 miles (4.0 km) downstream of Niagara Falls from 1855 to 1897. Connecting Niagara Falls, Ontario to Niagara Falls, New York (the two cities assimilated the towns at the ends of the bridge by 1892), the bridge carried mixed traffic on its two decks across the Niagara River; trains crossed over the river by way of the bridge’s upper deck while pedestrians and carriages used the lower. As the bridge was the result of a collaboration of two companies from two countries, it was also known by its American name, the International Suspension Bridge. What is interesting is how small the actual falls are depicted. In fact, the cataract is visible only under the bridge." Wikipedia. Bookseller Inventory # 2910

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Book Description: Currier & Ives, New York, 1861. A spectacular Currier & Ives portrait of the beautiful but unfortunate "Australasian": the Cunard Line's "first iron screw mail steamer . [and] the worst vessel that the company ever owned". The Australasian was built in Clydebank, Scotland, in 1857, "at a time when auxiliaries [vessels with both steam and sail power available to them] were much in favour and when she was regarded as a magnificent vessel" (India House p.63). She was a 338-foot iron screw steamer, designed to carry mail for the European and Australian Royal Mail Company, with two smokestacks and three masts. "the company for which she was built did not last very long, and she was purchased by the Cunard Line [initially called the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Ship Company], in whose fleet she was the first screw mail steamer. They adapted her to their requirements . but she was never a success. It was often said that she was the worst vessel that the company ever owned, for although a remarkable fast ship in smooth water, she rolled like a barrel when it was rough, and her vibration was excessive" (India House pp.63-4). Charles Parsons, British born, spent most of his long life in America creating superb marine prints and paintings. Much of his print work was published by the two major New York lithography firms: Currier & Ives and Endicott & Co. His ship portraits are among the finest of the era and demonstrate a love and a profound understanding of ships, their constuction and life at sea. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Collection to be found at India House (New York: 1935) item number 255; Gale 5673; Parker & Bowen Mail and Passenger Steamships of the Nineteenth Century (london: 1928) pp.24-5. Hand-coloured lithograph signature in image, "C. Parsons". Image size: 17 x 27 1/2 inches. Sheet size: 20 1/4 x 29 inches. Various expert repairs. Bookseller Inventory # 19904

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Book Description: Currier & Ives, New York, 1861. A magnificent Currier & Ives portrait of one of the premier yachts in the New York Yacht Club: the yacht that beat the "America" in her speed trials The Stevens brothers listed in the title were members of a prominent American family, their father had served in the American Revolution. John Cox Stevens was one of the founding members of the New York Yacht Club, the first Commodore and one of five sponsors of the "America", the yacht that went to England in 1851 and won the race thereafter known as the America's Cup Race. His brother Robert L. Stevens designed the "Maria", which beat the "America" during the series of speed trial races to Sandy Hook, prior to the latter's epoch-making trip to England. The "Maria" was one of the most beautiful yachts in an era of exceptionally beautiful boats: an icon amongst American yachts. It was estimated that the Stevens spent a total of $100,000 on experiments and alterations involving Maria in the 22 years that she was in the family. A 1914 article in the New York Times described her as "a scientific racing machine, the first of her kind" (cf. NYT, 17 May 1914). Conningham 6805; Gale 7360. Hand-coloured lithograph by Charles Parsons (signature in image). Expert marginal repairs. Sheet size: 22 1/2 x 32 inches. Image size: 17 1/2 x 27 1/4 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 19902

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A "crack" sloop in a race to windward. Yacht Gracie of New York

CURRIER & IVES (publishers) - After Charles PARSONS
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: Currier & Ives, New York, 1882. An excellent Currier & Ives image of a racing yacht at full stretch. A valuable pictorial record of this New York Yacht Club vessel, owned jointly by H.W. Johnson and William Krebs, from a painting by the prolific and highly talented Charles R. Parsons. Conningham 1281; Gale 1404. Lithograph, printed in colours. Bookseller Inventory # 3554

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The Life of a Fireman: The New Era . Steam and Muscle

Currier & Ives, after Charles Parsons
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: Currier & Ives, New York, 1861. N/A. Book Condition: Good. Lithograph with original hand-color. General signs of aging; mild discoloration, overall a good example. Sheet size: 20 1/4 x 27 7/8". Inventory#:p53pmat. Bookseller Inventory # 000053

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Book Description: Currier & Ives, New York, 1867. Currier & Ives view of the start of the first Trans-Atlantic yacht race. This image recalls the start of modern ocean racing: in 1866, under New York Yacht Club rules, three schooners of between 32 and 32.6 metres, raced from Sandy Hook, N.J. to Cowes, Isle of Wight. The Henrietta, owned by American newspaper publisher James Gordon Bennett, won, arriving at 5:45 pm on Christmas day in a time of 13 days and 22 hours. The Fleetwing arrived 8 hours later, followed by the Vesta 1 1/2 hours after her. Conningham 2634; Gale 2854. Lithograph, coloured by hand. Bookseller Inventory # 3551

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The City of New York

CURRIER & IVES (publishers); - Charles PARSONS (1844-1918) and Lyman ATWATER (1835-1891)
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: Currier & Ives, New York, 1876. A fine panoramic bird's-eye view of the city of New York from the south, published by Currier & Ives. The developed city stretches to the horizon, with many familiar buildings easily identifiable and with Central Park clearly delineated in the far distance. Both the East River and the Hudson filled with ship traffic, including images of the steamers Massachusetts, Providence, and City of New York. Perhaps the most surprising feature is the large view of the "Great East River Suspension Bridge" (i.e. the Brooklyn Bridge), in anticipation of its completion some seven years following the publication of this view. Currier and Ives were the most famous lithographic print publishers of the 19th century. Among their vast body of work are a number of topographical views; these are usually restricted to the large metropolises and especially New York, which was not only their home town but also their largest market. Their strategy to attract their audience appears to have been to create very large, highly detailed views from a breathtaking bird's-eye perspective, and to issue new editions of this view to keep up with the ever-changing skyline of the city. Conningham 1107; Gale 1220; Reps 2721. Hand-coloured lithographed bird's-eye view, after and on stone by Parsons & Atwater. Numerous unnumbered references in the lower margin. Sheet size: 27 1/2 x 39 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 21934

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