THE AMERICAN FIREMAN FACING THE ENEMY; ALWAYS READY; PROMPT OF THE RESCUE; RUSHING TO THE CONFLICT. (SET OF FOUR).

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Louis Maurer

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The American Fireman Facing the Enemy; Always Ready; Prompt of the Rescue; Rushing to the Conflict. (Set of four).

Lithographs handcolored, 1858
Folio - average image size, 17 1/2 x 13 1/2" (44.3 x 34.2 cm)
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 2337
Price: SOLD
Publisher : Published by Currier & Ives.
A fine matched set of four. This set was drawn on stone by Louis Maurer who was both an artist and master lithographer. Both Nathanial Currier and James Ives were volunteer firemen in New York City in the days before a paid department was organized (1865). It has been noted that the figure in the lithograph, “Always Ready” is non-other than Nathanial Currier.

The set is scarce, especially a matched set. To be color enhanced by Ellen. 06/21
Currier & Ives , Genre , Fires & Firemen

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