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A Year After Marriage. The Mother's Jewel

A Year after Marriage. The Mother's Jewel comments on the change in priorities that marriage brings. The image suggests that the same woman who admired her gold and pearl jewelry the day before her wedding in the print The Day Before Marriage. The Bride's Jewels now realizes that her baby in a wicker cradle is the most important treasure in her life. She is content with her decision to marry even though her life changed dramatically as a result.

Date: Undated

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 11 13/16 x 8 13/16 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-040
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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