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A Home In The Wilderness

This idealized winter view of the frontier features a log cabin in the woods with smoke gently rising from its chimney. A man and his son return home after a successful day of hunting. One child enjoys ice skating on the nearby frozen pond while another assists her mother in feeding the family's chickens. Currier & Ives' romantic scenes of the wilderness were instrumental in encouraging Easterners to consider moving west into the beautiful and bountiful land.

Date: 1870

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 7 15/16 x 12 ½ inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-251
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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