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Ain't They Cunning?

Girl seated at barrel outside doorway with two pups to her left. Pups are sitting on blue cloth on barrel. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Ain't They Cunning?/ (8.10 x 12.6) - S"

Currier & Ives provided "cheap and popular" pictures in the form of lithographs that appealed to the American public. The country was changing at an unprecedented rate and idealized sentimental images provided a sense of security to the people. Depictions of children were especially well-received as they represented the future hope of the country. Here a happy young girl invites the viewer to admire her two wary puppies.

Date: Undated

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 15 1/8 x 11 1/8 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-180
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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