The Darktown Hook and Ladder Corps. Going to the Front. Currier & Ives Series No. 7.

Currier and Ives. Delineated by King and Murphy.

Published by Currier & Ives. Joseph Koehler, publisher, New York, 1884
Condition: Very Good
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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Color lithograph, 12 by 15 inches. Printed in color. Crude and wildly offensive depiction of Blacks as simian nincompoops by Currier & Ives, who departed from their more refined style and approach for this series. Few of the darktown series survived because it was issued as ephemera to be tacked on walls of barns and office warrens (essentially, locker room art) as opposed to parlor rooms. Others in the series included crap games, bicycle outings, banjo classes, etc. This copy is framed in a simple wood frame. One can see a minor tear of the paper in the lower margin under the glass. No matter its rascist attitude, the piece represents a slice of genuine Americana. Cunningham, Currier & Ives Prints: 1401. Bookseller Inventory # 002481

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Title: The Darktown Hook and Ladder Corps. Going to...

Publisher: Currier & Ives. Joseph Koehler, publisher, New York

Publication Date: 1884

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First printing.

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