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The Young Housekeepers. A Year after Marriage.

Man and woman holding infant wrapped in blue blanket standing at open window. Red drape draped over window sill. Blue urn lower left, pink roses along bottom edge. Woman in pink and red striped sleeve, pink dress From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Young Housekeepers, The / Year After Marriage/ #608/ (8.12 x 11.14) N. Currier - S "

 

Currier & Ives sought to define American ideals and The Young Housekeepers, A Year After Marriage is a bright and joyful scene depicting an ideal Victorian family. Life blooms in bright flowers outdoors, and indoors a blooming baby spreads its arms wide as if greeting the viewer. After a year of marriage and the essential addition of a child, this young couple has matured into their roles. 

Date: Undated

Artists: Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives
Date of Artists: American, 1813-1888 and American, 1824-1895
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 10 1/4 x 14 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-132
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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