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A New England Home

Pastoral scene - large mansion in center background, barn in background to right, man in horse-drawn carriage headed down path from house; 3 children behind carriage headed to house. From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "New England Home, A/ (8x12.8) - S"

By 1850, New England was regarded by many Americans as "authentic" America, an area that remained largely unchanged by the nation's rapidly growing cities. Currier & Ives encouraged this nostalgia through scenes such as "A New England Home". The prints were sold primarily to transplanted New Englanders who moved to New York City and other metropolitan areas in search of job opportunities and higher pay.

Date: Undated

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 13 3/4 x 10 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-690
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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