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Baby's First Visit

Four children, including infant, at center on large green cushion, three girls one boy. Girl holding wreath to baby. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Baby's First Visit / (8.4 x 12.12) - S "

Currier & Ives published numerous prints appropriate for decoration in a child’s room. In Baby’s First Visit, three children, two girls and a boy, sit on the floor playing with a little girl who is reading a book. One of the children holds a horseshoe-shaped wreath of flowers, a symbol of good luck and protection. The flowers in the vase and basket are also symbolic of the children’s innocence and youth.

Date: Undated

Artists: Currier & Ives
Date of Artists:
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 14 x 9 7/8 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-228
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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