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Bass Fishing

Currier & Ives published many sporting prints. Bass Fishing depicts a father and son enjoying an afternoon on the water. Men no longer had to hunt or fish to put food on the table. The city markets provided everything a family could need. Thus, hunting and fishing developed into a gentlemen’s sport. Here, a father, dressed in a conventional coat and necktie, teaches his son this new pastime. Their day of fishing is certain to be a success, as they reel in their first catch.

Date: Undated

Artists: Currier & Ives
Date of Artists:
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 7 15/16 x 12 7/16 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-697
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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