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Feeding The Swans

Two children in center r(red dress, blue dress) leaning over stone wall feeding two adult swans that have two babies swimming with them. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Feeding the Swans/ (7.14 x 12.5) - S "

Feeding the Swans may have been inspired by the Swan Pond located in Central Park in New York City. The park opened in 1859 and offered a variety of recreational activities for children, adults and families. The Swan Pond was especially popular with children, who enjoyed feeding the birds and relaxing in the serene setting.

Date: Undated

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 14 x 11 1/8 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-141
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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